I managed to slide it out, turned out the problem was a piece of covering unraveling covering on the inside. I guess I was too fatigued to figure that one out last night when I finally got around to it... I got it opening now and partway out but the problem in taking it all the way out now is the speaker cable, the metal clamp of which is super tight. Any idea how to untighten it?
Sorry if I'm noobie, only amps I "worked" on so far were Peaveys that we basically just opened and put back to find it was dirty pots (lol).
Heres new pics http://imgur.com/a/nGMSE
The amp was doing the thing where it "pops" and the volume sort of tremolos with it after playing for a while. Before that it essentially worked but would become too quiet to play after about a song or two.
I'm looking for damaged components, hoping it would be easy to spot like a popped capacitor
but I don't see any signs so far.
It looks like there is thermal paste, poorly shit upon TWO of the FOUR, I'm assuming power regulating, components. I hope I don't have to deal with that