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Kenwood NX portables recasing

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K2NEC

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Hey all,

I am mainly a Motorola guy but I have been considering buying an NX200 or NX210 because a local department recently started using NXDN. Thing is that a lot of these NX radios on ebay are either expensive or are pretty damaged. I would definitely buy a new case for them but the problem arises when it comes to recasing the radio. Most Motorolas are 1 piece but looking at kenwood housings it looks like they are multiple pieces.

-Does anyone know what the entire parts list for an NX200 or NX210 recase would be?
-Are there any tricks to recasing a radio? Is it just the 2 screws on the back that hold the radio in?
-What about the knobs? I heard that you can't just pull them off. Is there more to it?
-Better yet, does anyone have any pictures of the NX radios taken apart so I can get an idea of what I am looking at if I take one apart?

Thanks for the help
 

KK6ZTE

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NX210 is a piece of cake. Two screws at the bottom, the two knobs pull off, boom.

You'll need the case and there's a piece of sticky felt over the speaker grille you'll need to order. I replaced the button membrane because they yellow, but it's a very easy swap.

I don't have any NX210s any more, so no pics, but it's super simple. The top just hinges on.
 
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