Few electronic gadgets are more popular than portable DVD players. Just ask any parent with young children. Portable DVD players are worth more than their weight in gold, especially on long road trips. So how does TechRepublic’s Erik Eckel show his appreciation towards his family’s trusty Magnavox MPD845? By cracking it open, of course.

Explore this Cracking Open image gallery to learn how a popular portable DVD player is put together.