I acquired this monitor with the Apple IIe Platinum. It worked when I stored it but had gotten buried and attracted a few mice over the years. I’ve finally managed to get it pulled back out and working on cleaning it up.
First issue was looking for a decent manual: I was hoping to find the SAMS ComputerFacts info for this monitor but no luck so far. There is an operating manual for the COLOR-I Plus monitor on archive.org which provides some info but I didn’t see any disassembly information.
I’ll have some photos posted later, but I would basically recommend the following disassembly steps. Make sure the monitor exterior is clean first, though, to help prevent anything falling inside when manipulating the monitor and particularly when removing the outer casing.
*** THERE ARE HIGH VOLTAGES INSIDE CRT MONITORS. IF YOU DON”T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING THEN DON’T DO IT. YOU CAN BE BADLY HURT OR KILLED AND YOU CAN DAMAGE THE MONITOR BEYOND REPAIR. ***
- MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG THE MONITOR. THIS IS A 2 WIRE PLUG AND YOUR SAFETY IS NOT GUARANTEED IN ANY WAY AND THE PLUG IS NOT GROUNDED.
- Clear a work area big enough to lay the monitor down on the screen. Make sure you put down a soft cloth or other protector to prevent scratches or other damage to the monitor screen.
- There are a total of 9 screws that will need to be removed in order to pull the back black casing away from the white casing; the back casing has no connections once the screws are removed. Each screw to remove is marked with an arrow.
- Remove the 4 screws along the top edge of the monitor with a #1 Philips screwdriver.
- Remove 1 screw approximately 2/3 of the way down and to the right with a #1 Philips screwdriver.
- Remove 2 screws along the bottom edge of the monitor case with a #1 Philips screwdriver.
- Remove 2 screws next to the video and audio connections with a #2 Philips screwdriver.
- At this point you should be able to very carefully lift the black casing straight up. Be careful not to damage the CRT neck. *** DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING INSIDE THE MONITOR CASING UNTIL YOU ARE 100% SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. YOU CAN BE SEVERELY INJURED OR KILLED. ***