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The owner plugged the wrong voltage and/or polarity DC power supply into the unit and it smoked, and stopped working. She asked me to try to fix it. I finally figured out how to get the thing open without damaging the case (it definitely was NOT meant to be taken apart). I found several surface mount components burnt on the power input section of the circuit board. They are burned beyond recognition, and without the schematic or layout, I can't tell what i need to replace. If anyone has or knows where to get the layout and/or schematic for the AL iM310 please let me know

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SOURCE: Wrong Power Supply

If it doesn't work with batteries or the supplied power supply than your speakers are fried. Sorry for the bad news.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't open/disassemble Altec Lansing im310

There is only four visible screws on the outside of the unit, which are the ones that everyone's found already.  Two are in the battery compartment, two in the storage compartment.  However I managed to find the location of the other TEN!  You need to take off the screens on top of the speaker.  The safe way I managed to do it was by using a very small flathead screwdriver and I would start at the bottom and work my way to the top on the outside edge of the speaker grill, just putting it between the grill and the plastic and turning the screwdriver up a little and inwards.  
Once that's off you'll see four screws around the outside of each speaker and an additional screw sunk in above each speaker.  Once the screws are off, slowly just start to wiggle the two sides apart.  They're together tight, so just be patient and work it open slowly.
I should also mention that the ends of these speakers (that the seam doesn't seem to continue on) is actually a thin piece of plastic on each side and is stuck on with really sticky double-sided tape of some sort or rubber cement, something like that.  If you're careful, you can pull these off (slowly, once again).  It'll make pulling the two sides apart a LOT easier.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: My im310 smokes and smells, I get no sound. Repair

Replace, the cost of repairing something made in china is usually greater than buying a new one. I would just get a new one with fresh warranty.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Where can I get a replacement iPod connector circuit board?

The ipod connector on the board has the same footprint as the angled iPod connector made by JAE, part number DD1B030VA1. Someone moderately skilled in PCB rework should be able to replace it. The part is SMT with 0.5mm pitch pins, and it's right up against an epoxy blob, so it takes a bit of skill to solder by hand.
I called Altec Lansing myself and they will not sell a replacement part, so I am repairing my own.

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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