How to open your Dingoo
Inevitably, you will find yourself consumed by an overwhelming desire to see what’s inside the Dingoo. Whether to change the battery, to work out what makes it tick, or just because it’s there, I’ve saved you the trouble!
Opening Dingoo, is dead easy, compared with say, cracking the shell on an Xbox 360. No special tools are required – just a set of mini screwdrivers at a minimum.
First, prise off those 4 lovely rubber feet to reveal the screws underneath:
Unscrew the screws. Then gently prise Dingoo apart (you can see where the internal clips are in the picture below).
Voila! Be sure not to lose the power switch, which might fall off when he case is opened!
The battery will appear to be secured to the board somehow. It is actually stuck on to a sticky pad. Use a flat spatula, screwdriver or tweezers and slide underneath the battery from right to left, gently lifting the battery off. Careful, don’t go hard, or you might pull components off the board.
Use your hands to finish the job:
Here we go, with the battery off the sticky pad:
Here’s a closer look at the battery, which is 3.7v, 1700 mAh:
With the battery and sticky pad off, have a good hard look at the chipset. Right Click here and save for the full 6 Megapixel Picture.
To access the screen, remove the 4 screws holding the mainboard down:
Flip the board to reveal the screen. Be careful of dust!:
Close up of screen:
And last, the buttons and controller pads:
Now take a deep breath, and gently do everything in reverse to put it back together.
(Interestingly, there was no baby in there!)
Hopefully someone can look at these pictures, say AHA!, and go on to write MAME for Dingoo!:)