ADB dongle questions

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Does anyone know the best and safest way to take apart an old ADB dongle?

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If there's no obvious screws

If there's no obvious screws or clips that you can make out, probably the best thing to do is to take a very sharp craft knife and cut through at the seams. Use lots of shallow, gentle strokes rather than hacking into it. As soon as you start to see daylight, try and pull or lever it apart, gently nicking away with the knife tip any strands of plastic still holding it together. You're less likely to cut through something important inside this way. Take your time.

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RE If there's no obvious screws

Yeah, there are no screws on this thing and I was wondering if it were the type of snap-lock form factor that's tough to get apart once it's snapped together. My goal is actually to pull out the guts of the thing, so damaging them is really not a big deal to me, as long as I can get it back together and have it still work for me.

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What are you making?

What are you making?

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A dremel tool with a cutting

A dremel tool with a cutting disk works wonders on plastic boluses like those. Just watch your fingers and wear eye protection.

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