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By Ecto Scooter
#4941422
I'm currently trying to gut my mt500 and have been looking around online on how to take it apart. All the videos I've found show me to take off the back cover, remove the 4 screws and the front comes off. My problem is that the inside of mine looks a lot different then the videos and pictures and the front of my radio doesn't seem to wanna come off. The front seems to only separate a little bit up until the top of the battery compartment. Am I missing some screws or something? Any help would be appreciated.

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(hopefully you can see this link.)
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By Kingpin
#4941428
Could you post a photo of the exterior? The first thoughts that immediately come to mind (largely from my own ignorance of walkie-talkie style radios) is that it could be an older model, or a knock-off.
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By Theoderic
#4941477
Hi Ecto Scooter

I think the trick is that the sockets are actually screws to the lower section as well: i would suggest you'd try to unscrew these (see picture) in order to get the lower case removed (it's holding the speaker and the mic) and to get access to the middle section, where all most of the electronics are.

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The 4th is a little bit hard to see from this angle, but it's supposed to be sitting at the marked position.
I hope this is helpful for you ;)
By Ecto Scooter
#4941998
Sorry for the delay in response. Ended up having to get a new car( which I may have to turn into an ecto prius, like a mobile containment unit or something) but here is the front

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I'll take a look tomorrow to see if they are actually screws and hopefully see if I can actually work out trying to finagle a newer radio into it somehow. Thank you both for the help. In case your wondering the marker is covering the name if the fire hall that owned it before, i still have to fill it in. Lol.
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By Ecto Scooter
#4942294
Looks like Theo was right and finnaly got it opened. Mt500 innards

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If anybody knows these radios I'm wondering what the red piece above the speaker is as I'm hoping to reuse as much of the speaker/mic system as possible. Hopefully it gives me a more authentic sound.
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By Theoderic
#4942342
Ecto Scooter wrote: November 16th, 2020, 6:34 pm Looks like Theo was right and finnaly got it opened. Mt500 innards

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If anybody knows these radios I'm wondering what the red piece above the speaker is as I'm hoping to reuse as much of the speaker/mic system as possible. Hopefully it gives me a more authentic sound.
Yeah - just like that: very good! Glad i could help :-D
By BRD 527
#4942369
Ecto Scooter wrote: November 16th, 2020, 6:34 pm If anybody knows these radios I'm wondering what the red piece above the speaker is as I'm hoping to reuse as much of the speaker/mic system as possible. Hopefully it gives me a more authentic sound.
looks like the mic :whatever:
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