After Hours

Cracking Open a portable DVD player

The top half

Here's a closer look at the top half of the Magnavox MPD845. The assembly you see on the bottom shields the upper circuit board, which manages the menu controls among others, from the rest of the device's electronics.


Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...