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How do I take apart a status 530 aerial?

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by Nirvanauk, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Nirvanauk

    Nirvanauk Funster

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    Any ideas please? I've managed to remove the five plastic plugs and screws but can't seem to split the case without excess for.
    Thanks.
  2. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Funster

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    It may be either clipped or glued, or both. To find if it is clipped, you need a tiny screwdriver and prise open the seam, you may find little lugs that locate it. Pushing these in should release.

    Only guessing, as never had reason to take one apart - worth a gentle look though.:thumb:
  3. Nirvanauk

    Nirvanauk Funster

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    Thanks for that. I just phoned the manufacturer who tells me that they are a sealed unit which seems a bit daft if it has five screws holding it together!
  4. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Funster

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    Lol! That means it is glued then - You can try to gently prise apart and break the seal, you can refit using a hot glue gun later.

    If it is sealed - it means it is easily servicable!
  5. ukbill

    ukbill Funster

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    try a hammer :Laughing:
  6. SIFTA SAM

    SIFTA SAM Funster

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    When mine went defective some time ago I gave up trying to split it as I could just see a printed circuit board inside, which I assumed to be the amplifier, and was told that Status would not supply them (PCB) as a spare. Never found out if that was true?
    I had always thought that the ampilfier was in the Power Pack till then.
    Fitted a 'handraulic' sat dish instead.
    Good Luck.
  7. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    Chuck it away and buy an aerial instead!

    D.
  8. Wildman

    Wildman Funster

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    a sledge hammer is your best bet. replace it with a wire coat hanger it will do a better job:thumb:
  9. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster-Life Member

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    place it on a hard surface, such as the road and very carefully drive your motorhome over it...... reverse and repeat until satisfied that the status aerial will fit in a jiffy bag. then post the resulting compressed parts to status's head office along with a suggestion that they can shove the wonderful electronic marvel they produced somewhere dark and with an aroma of bovine faeces

    simples really:Rofl1:
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