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Astro Saber Housing Replacement?

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Hello,
I have a 800MHz Astro Saber Model III. I bought a new housing for it since the old one is banged up. Does anybody know how to remove the internal components from the old housing and put it into the new one?
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There are two slotted nuts on the bottom of the housing, the battery plate. They require a split screwdriver found in those security screw assortments from Sears.

Once you loosen the two slotted nuts you can slowly pull the radio chassis using the antenna . Just be sure not to touch any of the side buttons or PTT or you will booger up the dome switches.

When you reassemble, take the same precautions as above. Also you must seat the sleeves that surround the nut before you tighten them. Press the radio chassis into the housing firmly before tightening the split nuts.

Before assembly, I usually take time to clean and lubricate the O ring at the control top with a small amount of GE silicon grease. That area collects a lot of grime and is a potential area for water leakage.


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There are two slotted nuts on the bottom of the housing, the battery plate. They require a split screwdriver found in those security screw assortments from Sears.

Once you loosen the two slotted nuts you can slowly pull the radio chassis using the antenna . Just be sure not to touch any of the side buttons or PTT or you will booger up the dome switches.

When you reassemble, take the same precautions as above. Also you must seat the sleeves that surround the nut before you tighten them. Press the radio chassis into the housing firmly before tightening the split nuts.

Before assembly, I usually take time to clean and lubricate the O ring at the control top with a small amount of GE silicon grease. That area collects a lot of grime and is a potential area for water leakage.


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Also, make sure the two small o-rings are still on the studs on the bottom of the chassis and not stuck in the old housing. Without the small o-rings, you can tighten the housing too much and then the battery won't fit correctly and dust/dirt/moisture will find its way into the radio via the missing o-rings.
 

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Also, make sure the two small o-rings are still on the studs on the bottom of the chassis and not stuck in the old housing. Without the small o-rings, you can tighten the housing too much and then the battery won't fit correctly and dust/dirt/moisture will find its way into the radio via the missing o-rings.
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