Opening the top of a Hafler p-1500 amp. Please


Hi folks,

I dropped a small screw through a top vent on this amp and would like to retrieve it.

How can I open the top on this? It seems that the top is movable but wanted to check before I damaged it.

Thank you for consideration.
vvrinc
be careful touching things inside of electronics if not an expert. maybe slowly turn the amp upside down and lightly shake to see if it will fall back out. sometimes you get lucky. maybe your local repair shop will do it for a small amount and you won,t hurt yourself or your gear.
Yeah, Just turn it upside down. Shake it out. What falls in can fall out too.
Do it over something that you can SEE the screw if it falls out. If it goes into the rug, and you don't then see it. You are 'screwed' (pun intended)
UNPLUG IT IMMEDIATELY
Let it sit for a couple hours....caps can hold a charge, even in preamps.
Try the 'shake it out' routine per instructions above.

Even something as tiny as a screw can bridge a couple traces on a board or otherwise SHORT something out. Results? Never Good.
Thank you.

I did unplug immediately. The “shake-n-bake” routine didn't work originally as the little sucker is probably lodged inside. I need to open the top--I know, it doesn't seem like rocket science--but I just can't figure it out.

Anyone own or owned this amp?
If it was put together it should be capable of being taken apart.
Find a 13 year old! just kidding......That would be if you had a computer problem.

Some kind of spring clip? I'll look the amp up and checkout whatever photos are available.
If it was put together it should be capable of being taken apart.
Find a 13 year old! just kidding......That would be if you had a computer problem.

Some kind of spring clip? I'll look the amp up and checkout whatever photos are available.

Check out these pictures for a 'clue' on disassembly:: BE CAREFUL.

http://www.hafler.com/products/hafler_products_details.asp?productID=3272&viewId=1
Magfan, thank you. Yes, the picture of the one open does help in my quest.