15 thoughts on “How to Disassemble (Take Apart) a Rigol DS1052E, DS1102E, DS1052D, DS1102D

  1. These pictures omit the most difficult part: getting the plastic case past the C14 power connector. I have yet to find any reliable way of doing this.

  2. I agree with Mike Robinson. I’m still struggling to get to step one of the slideshow, getting the case off. I only broke the trigger control knob and want to replace it, but can’t get the cover off. The slides also said the knobs just pull off, but I’ve pulled pretty hard and had no luck. I’m stuck at stage 0.1.


  3. Hi Jeff and Mike — well the knobs do just pull off. You might consider making a loop of wire to slip under them and using it to pull. The only one that is troublesome to me is the power switch. You have to get a small screwdriver blade in there and lever it up. The screws are the obvious ones at the bottom and then two more under the handle which are a pain to get back in.

    Not to state the obvious but just in case. The only knobs that come off are the multipurpose knob, the vertical, sweep, trigger, and the 2 scale knobs. Plus the on off switch of course. The little buttons stay where they are.

    It does take a little force. I guess it is possible Rigol changed how they make these at some point, so you might hunt for a set screw, but I’m guessing you already have.

  4. Hi wd5gnr,
    This is very helpful, as I have a bad encoder too. Did the replacement encoder fit exactly and how difficult was the soldering?

  5. Hi Ove,

    Yep it fit exactly but it did have detents which the original did not. But it works fine. Rigol sent me a new board but I haven’t replaced it since the fix is working great.

  6. Thanks for this usefull information.
    What did you do to get a replacement board from Rigol?
    Did you have to pay anything?

    Best regards,

  7. Hi everyone, I m new to HS. I recently bought a rigol oscilloscope off eBay for $114. I was taking a chance on it but want to try and repair it. The unit turn on but just have a white screen instead of displaying anything. Any one ever have this problem or know a way to diagnose the problem?

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