On Sun, 18 Oct 2015, Robert Jarratt wrote:
I had another go today, but I fail to see how you
managed to pry this
thing apart without causing much more damage than appears in your photo.
What kind of tool did you use?
My usual technique to deal with these sort of brick and wall-wart PSUs
that are glued together is to carefully squeeze their plastic sides in a
small padded vise to break the glue joint. With practice, you can split
one of these open with little to no damage. Don't be tempted to use a
mallet as you could with really old linear transformer wall-warts though.
The g-forces generated by a mallet will break components off of a pc board
in a switchmode PSU.