I have an axiz I bought with the diode in since they were out of stock of the empty ones. Anyways I cant get the diode or circuit board out of the housing. It just seems stuck. Is it just glued in? Should I put it in the oven?
no. the answer has been covered many times on this forum. a wooden dowell/ pliers / patience and a steady hand will be more then enough. if you dont care about the diode; give it hell [smiley=evil.gif]
You could use a dowell, i recently used a metal bit holder - the kind that goes in to a cordless drill and has a hex opening to fit a bit in. Put the module on the edge of a table (pcb sticks down over the edge), insert the bit with the 'closed' end down into the module.
I gave it a few taps with a hammer and it came out fine. The can is a bit dented, but the diode is otherwise okay - and works perfectly fine when re-inserted.