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Old 5th May 2019, 10:03 am   #1
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Default Auritone/Benkson TV Question

Can anybody help me with a ridiculous question regarding this Set?

I have this Auritone 5 inch portable TV which was also sold under the Benkson Name.

Doesn't have a Model number on it, but it is quite recognisable
see Photo's. Plenty of them around.


My dilemma

I want to carry out a modification, but can't get the case off!

Undone the 4 Screws on the underside, but the case just doesn't want to come off.
I cannot see any other Screws anywhere.

Does anybody know how to open the case on these TV's?

I really don't want to break it, hence I thought I would see if anybody has any knowledge of these Sets before I have to use brute force on it.

Ian
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Old 5th May 2019, 10:38 am   #2
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Default Re: Auritone/Benkson TV Question

Like most of this far Eastern stuff you will probably find the cabinet joints are glued. Try warming along the seams with a hair dryer, not too hot as to warp the plastic. Also check there are no extra screws inside the battery compartment, but you have probably already done this.

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Old 5th May 2019, 10:49 am   #3
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Default Re: Auritone/Benkson TV Question

I think I see 6 screws on the underside.

Can the handle be removed? No screw on the back (or in a (battery?)compartment?

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Old 5th May 2019, 9:38 pm   #4
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Default Re: Auritone/Benkson TV Question

Thanks for the replies.

Only Four Screws on the Underside!
None in the Battery Compartment.

Is there a Service Manual out there I wonder?
I did look but came up with nothing.

I suspect the Case will have Clips around the Circumference rather
than being Glued.
Was just hoping somebody might know how to open these Sets before
I end up damaging it.

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Old 5th May 2019, 10:23 pm   #5
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Default Re: Auritone/Benkson TV Question

I have a 5" set which isn't the same make, but as you said, has clips around the case, I think top and bottom, none on the sides. try prying gently, as not to break it.

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Old 5th May 2019, 10:54 pm   #6
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Is the front bezel holding the two halves together? Search around the edges for any clips holding it on. (If you haven't got a proper tool, a guitar plectrum works as an ideal substitute.) There may be more clips around the join line, but they should separate easily enough once the bezel is off.
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