Finally after several months (4) we're moving into a new home in Oregon. I met the movers yesterday at my home in California and told them there is only one thing I care about in this house and that's my N1X. 😀
I decided to move the top portion myself rather than let them haul the entire assembly on the truck and have it jostled around. I put this unit together and I don't think it has the structural integrity to sustain a move assembled like that without the high probability of some damage. The only conundrum I had was how to protect the headphone/volume unit underneath once I removed the top portion from the bottom. The top portion will not lay flat with the headphone/ volume unit attached. I thought about removing it for the move. Here are a few pics of the process. (You also have to remove the headphone hanger and two guide pins.)
However, as I started to unplug the wires I noticed that the board is very delicate and I was afraid that if I damaged it I might not get it replaced anytime soon. It's already been 4 months since I played my N1X and I'd hate to be without it indefinitely due to parts shortage. The second option was to suspend the top portion to keep the headphone/volume unit off the floor. That's the way it comes shipped. It's actually easier to do that. Here are the pics.
It's good to go and should be in the new home early next week.