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Hi Guys,
Place controller on table knobs side up.
Remove knobs and 3 x casing screws.
Remove casing half.
This way PCB and spacers stay in place.
Replace batteries, assemble in reverse manner.

The message here is to not take shortcut by leaving knobs on as the spacers become dislodged, making it difficult to re-assemble.

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The knobs have set screws you need to loosen.
I'm wondering how this keeps the spacers on, though? On mine, the spacers weren't held on with anything but the case itself. As soon as you take the case apart, they're loose and fall out of position.
I was planning to glue the spacers to the case halves. Do you think that would be a bad idea?
 

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If you lay the controller with the knob (and screw head) side facing up when taking the two halves apart, the spacers will stay around the screw posts.
 

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Oh, I think I get it... the posts that go through the board are on the opposite side of the case.
Got it.
Still, having to remove the knobs adds several more steps to the process. I'd still rather pull off the other side and just glue the spacers in place.
 

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..... then the PCB has no locating dowels and super glue gives off fumes for days fogging the casing permanently and ruining it.
If you follow my recommendations the spacers and PCB stay on the casing dowels perfectly.
The knob set screws can be loosened using a watch makers flat bladed screwdriver available in the tiny auto sections that most supermarkets have.

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You dont need it unless doing it upside down in which case the PCB falls out. Take the smart option.
 

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The PCB does NOT fall out the other way around, because the knobs hold it on.
Also, modeler's glue doesn't fog up clear plastic like super glue does.
I'll be honest, though, putting batteries in a thing shouldn't require complicated instructions and multiple steps, even if they last a very long time. I only want the product to improve, so please give some thought to how it would be made or assembled in the future such that the spacers don't fall out no matter how a new customer chooses to perform the battery installation.
That's all I'm saying.
 

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Its a simple dummies guide farfrom complex.
But you are correct the knobs do hold it in

So now we have 2 methods.
Thanks for your input Greg


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