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The Easiest Way to Open Up a Triton 1500 or 2000 Case
October 17, 2012
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We receive many messages on the topic of opening up a Triton 1500 or 2000 case. We do not advise it because you can get into a lot of trouble.

However; we recently posted the method on another form so this copy is for the Explorist Users who also have the Triton units.

Here is the sequence.

1) Open the battery compartment and remove the four (4) Philips head stainless steel screws.
2) Use a .005 Hex wrench to remove the two top stainless steel screws on the front panel.
3) Then look DOWN on the top of the unit and you will see two more Hex screws .. remove these. This will allow you to pull off the top handle which is not an antenna but just a piece of flash.
4) Take a heavy gauge safety pin and on the back panel gingerly remove the two orange water protection disks.
5) Then take a Philips head screwdriver and down under EACH these orange water protection disks you will find a stainless steel screw. Remove these two screws.

Now after making sure that you have removed any memory card from the slot and using a thin bladed screwdriver separate the front and back panels.

Use the reverse order to button the unit together.

Caution: These hex screws are very sensitive to undue pressure and you could strip them very easily. So what we did was mount the .005 Hex wrench in a 1/2" wooden dowel. This way we can press down on the wrench so that we know it is correctly seated and THEN START TO APPLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF PRESSURE TO TURN THE SCREW IN A COUNTER CLOCKWISE ROTATION.

I must say in all fairness that we have stripped these screws and had to drill them out. For this purpose we have some steel replacement screws in black that we use as replacement screws for this problem.

JG

JG Technical Support is part of Jungle Ghost Enterprises (JGE) in Wayne, NJ. JG created JGE in 2007 specifically as a Repair and Service Center Worldwide for Magellan Triton and the New Explorist X10 units. For the record, JG received his moniker from the Kachins in Burma.  In Burmese he is "Dua Ma Rung".

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