I can't open my Altec Lansing ATP3 speaker

By stephenerzen
Oct 10, 2010
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  1. I'm trying to open the right speaker because I think there's something wrong with the power/volume switch. Does anyone know how to open it?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    If you can't find any screws (they may be hidden), you might have to gently pry the enclosure apart. Sometimes the enclosures are glued
  3. stephenerzen

    stephenerzen Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Let me rephrase. Does anyone know the SPECIFIC way to get MY speaker open? I know I'm brand new on here, but This was just what I was expecting. The most general answer in the world! Thanks a lot buddy but There are no screws and I"m pretty sure it is glued, but I asked a question about a specific model, so if you don't have any information about that model why are you wasting everyone's time and confirming skepticisms that I had coming into this?

    P.S. My little sister could have told me that.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    Trying to Fix these Speakers, is Like Asking a Ten Dollar Hooker to Marry You....

    The best thing to do with this 10 dollar plastic garbage, is set it on the floor, then smack it several times with a large hammer. That should "facilitate", your "entry" into the spacious 6 cubic inch enclosure.

    It was made to be disposable, that's why they glued it together in the first place.

    Now run along, take your Ritalin, and save your little tirade for someone more inclined to put up with it. I'm sure you thought that remark about your sister was terribly clever, but in the process, you tacitly admitted she was smarter than you.

    You've just made your third post. For the benefit of all concerned, let's agree to consider that strike three.

    And yes, this is why my screen name is "captaincranky", I say this so that you won't feel obligated to make post 4, by stating the patently obvious.

    Oh BTW, don't forget to recycle! Look for the triangle on the bottom to determine what class of plastic they are. We'd hate to have you throwing them in the trash all willy-nilly.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    With that kind of attitude while asking for help from people who volunteer their time to help brats like yourself. I have a suggestion about what you can do with your Altec...but I'm not sure its anatomically possible.
    jobeard likes this.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    Never Send in a Gerbil, to do a Loudspeaker's Job.....

    I have two words for you sir....KY

    Despite being "brand new here", trust me, the novelty of you wears off rapidly.

    Let me offer you some solace during your period of of grief, as these venerable cheap plastic wonders are laid to rest, with the words of the immortal, "Bard of Avon"..

    "Parting is such sweet sorrow".... (Romeo and Juliette)

    "O death where is thy sting"? (Hamlet)

    "Now is the Winter of our discontent"! (Richard the 3rd)
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,277   +178

    This thread is not headed for a good place. I call for a time out.
  8. tha_9999

    tha_9999 Newcomer, in training

    Hi, its very simple to open it up. First, you have ready a flat and thin screwdriver and covered it up with cloth (to avoid scratch on the speaker). Then you can open the right speaker from the side of the speaker; start the opening point from the volume knob side. Next, slowly push in your screwdriver and move along the side up and down; repeating the same process in the other side. Finally, you can open up the front cover. You can use electronic spray cleaning washer to clean your volume knob; spraying the holes around the knob and twisting it for several times. It will be fine just like the new before. Hope this may help.
  9. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 755   +115

    Lol, I was tempted to post my own joke when I noticed that the last post before "tha_9999, Today at 12:27 PM" was "mailpup, Oct 14, 2010".

    I wonder why some old threads are placed on the front page's latest "Latest Discussion".
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,026   +221

    Consider the source and just stop responding - - just let the noise level die of it's own weight.


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