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Opening APX7000?

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Opening APX7000?

Postby d119 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:03 am

Would anyone mind doing a tutorial on how to properly open and reassemble an APX7000?

Mine has a keypad issue. It could be from lack of use. I have to apply quite a bit of pressure to some of the front (rear?) panel buttons to get them to work. Dialing phone numbers, etc is quite difficult. I wanted to make sure everything is OK inside, but I've never opened one of these, and I don't want to damage my personal radio.

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Re: Opening APX7000?

Postby OCSD117 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 am

it is literally 6 screws take the speaker out and grill then peel the case off I usually start with the accessory connector side so I don't damage the side buttons.

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Re: Opening APX7000?

Postby d119 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:41 am

I figured it out after reading the BSM. Thanks for the heads up. Doesn't seem to be all that big a deal. Looks like I need a new keypad board for my radio though, it IS the buttons. C'est la vie.

Shame too - I bought the unit brand new from Motorola so it's not ALT/DEV, fully tagged... But the warranty is long expired. Maybe some heavy use of the keypad will lighten it up.

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Re: Opening APX7000?

Postby OCSD117 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:08 pm

depends on what connector you have the dual connectors for screen and keypad or the large connect which does both. I have a brand new screen and keypad with housing just lying around.
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Re: Opening APX7000?

Postby d119 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:55 am

Well the more I use it, the better it gets, maybe it just didn't like sitting in the car forever not being used.

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Re: Opening APX7000?

Postby mikegilbert » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:22 pm

I will add that if you ever need to replace the glass LCD lens, please put a piece of packaging tape over it. I followed the BSM instructions to a T and still had random shards of Gorilla Glass all over my bench.
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