need help with replacing faceplate

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  1. andrew==opus

    andrew==opus Auditioning

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    I just got a new faceplate for my Kenwood VR-507. The old one was badly smudged by service techs. Just to be clear, we're talking about the smoked plastic covering the display.

    Anyway, I don't know how to get the old one off. Looking at the new one, it looks like it just clips on. I've tried pulling on the old one, but I don't want to break anything. Any advice? Do you think I'll have to take off the outside cover? How much is there to taking the cover off and on?

    Thanks.
     
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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Andrew, the first thing that would occur to me is to call Kenwood's service number and ask to speak with a qualified person.

    I once replaced a faceplate on a Marantz preamplifier (before your time, a classic stereophonic unit). It was made of brushed, gold-anodized aluminum (very pretty). I had to disconnect all knobs and sliding-control handles individually and then remove the cosmectically damaged faceplate and reverse the process after sliding on the replacement. That was then.

    Always, when in doubt, call the manufacturer.
     
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    andrew==opus Auditioning

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    Thanks. I didn't think to ask them about parts replacement. Figured they were kind of a troubleshooter only.
     

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