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Old 21-06-2013, 11:02   #1 (permalink)
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Any ideas please? I've managed to remove the five plastic plugs and screws but can't seem to split the case without excess for.
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It may be either clipped or glued, or both. To find if it is clipped, you need a tiny screwdriver and prise open the seam, you may find little lugs that locate it. Pushing these in should release.

Only guessing, as never had reason to take one apart - worth a gentle look though.
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It may be either clipped or glued, or both. To find if it is clipped, you need a tiny screwdriver and prise open the seam, you may find little lugs that locate it. Pushing these in should release.

Only guessing, as never had reason to take one apart - worth a gentle look though.
Thanks for that. I just phoned the manufacturer who tells me that they are a sealed unit which seems a bit daft if it has five screws holding it together!
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Thanks for that. I just phoned the manufacturer who tells me that they are a sealed unit which seems a bit daft if it has five screws holding it together!
Lol! That means it is glued then - You can try to gently prise apart and break the seal, you can refit using a hot glue gun later.

If it is sealed - it means it is easily servicable!
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Any ideas please? I've managed to remove the five plastic plugs and screws but can't seem to split the case without excess for.
Thanks.
When mine went defective some time ago I gave up trying to split it as I could just see a printed circuit board inside, which I assumed to be the amplifier, and was told that Status would not supply them (PCB) as a spare. Never found out if that was true?
I had always thought that the ampilfier was in the Power Pack till then.
Fitted a 'handraulic' sat dish instead.
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Chuck it away and buy an aerial instead!

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