Hey all, after Tim asked if anyone would be willing to send him some of the new Force FX Removable Blade hilts so he could begin work on
conversion kits, I decided to take apart my Kit Fisto and send him the hilt.
So I figured I might as well take pictures of the disassembly since I don't believe there are any out there at this point and post them here
for anyone looking to either replace the electronics or do a make-shift conversion until Tim has the kits ready.
I have taken apart every LED FX Lightsaber to date, and this is one of the easier procedures (the newer models have all been getting easier to take apart IMO).
After taking the battery pack out you have the hilt:
We unscrew the emitter and pommel:
Next we examine the power knob and find the pin (as with previous models like Darth Maul):
Using a jewlers screwdriver and a small hammer I punched the pin through:
It is important to go from the "off" side to the "on" side, as that is the knurled pin side and can only be removed that way.
After removing the knob we can see a phillips head screw holding the switch assembly onto the internal chassis:
The plastic switch sleeve is then lifted out but carefully as it is very delicate and easily ripped:
Next we unscrew the adjacent knob (may need pliers to get it started):
After this, the sound board will just slide out the pommel:
Ta-da, all disassembled, pretty easily and ready to customize:
Hope this was helpful!