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The short of it is that I need/want a really detailed guide on the disassembly of an Atari 800XL, so that I can hopefully make a small upgrade to it soon. A video would probably be best, but written is OK too so long as it has pictures to show everything. Even better would be if there was possibly someone from this forum that was local to me(Rochester, NY, USA) and be willing to meet and help me directly(after this whole global virus crisis thing is over with, of course. Plus it'd be nice to make a new friend that was nearby and not just through my screen lol). I got the courage to open it up finally, but I didn't get very far. I got as far as having it opened from removing the 6 bottom screws, flipping it back over, and removing then laying the top half over upside down next to it, still connected. Couldn't figure out how to disconnect the keyboard half without possibly damaging it - the ribbon looked so flimsy. But I needed to get under the RF shield so I didn't think leaving it there would be a problem. But I can't get the shield off without removing the board from the base, and it seems stuck to it. I found 2 screws inside it - one below the DIN for the power, and the other was above the top right corner of the shield. There is supposedly supposed to also be a screw between the controller ports, but I did not see one. I saw a hole for one, but there was no screw in it. So I removed those two that I saw, but it still seemed stuck. Being able to get this up is the only way I am getting the shield off. Because I also saw, that the shield was screwed on from the bottom going up. I'll continue to look to see what else I can find, but hopefully someone will be able to help me, locally or not.