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AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement

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  1. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, AirPods charging case battery replacement: step 1, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, AirPods charging case battery replacement: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • It is difficult to teardown the AirPods charging case because the charging case features 2 fixed points and the middle part is glued with adhesive. The charging case can easily be damaged by careless methods of dissasembly.

  2. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Creating a pry tool: step 2, image 1 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Creating a pry tool: step 2, image 2 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Creating a pry tool: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • There is currently no special repair tool for the AirPods. Therefore, we need to make a set of disassembly tools.

    • Be careful when handling sharp and thin metal as it can easily injure your hands.

    • Make a pry piece with a 0.1mm steel plate. Firstly, cut the steel plate into the shape of a pry piece with a pair of scissors.

    • Grind the edges of the pry piece with a sheet of sandpaper.

  3. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Preparing the pry tool: step 3, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Preparing the pry tool: step 3, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
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    • Bend the pry piece with a cutting nipper.

    • Use tweezers to make a shielding plate.

  4. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Prepare for opening the case: step 4, image 1 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Prepare for opening the case: step 4, image 2 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Prepare for opening the case: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • To avoid damaging the charging case, wrap high-temperature tape around it.

    • Next, insert the pry piece into the seam of the two fixed points.

    • Use the pry knife to pry out a gap.

  5. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Start opening case: step 5, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Start opening case: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the shielding plate.

    • Insert the tweezers.

  6. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Removing the docking tubes: step 6, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Removing the docking tubes: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Wedge the special pry piece into the seam to pull out the docking tubes.

    • Please do not damage the flex cable while pulling out.

  7. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Optional - Opening case: step 7, image 1 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Optional - Opening case: step 7, image 2 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Optional - Opening case: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • If you still cannot open the case, you can build an extractor tool with two pieces of cable gland and two screws.

  8. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Remove the old battery: step 8, image 1 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Remove the old battery: step 8, image 2 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Remove the old battery: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Attach the charging case to the holder and dip a small amount of alcohol on the battery.

    • Pry up the battery with the pry knife and the battery connector with tweezers.

    • Then take out the battery flex cable.

  9. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test new battery: step 9, image 1 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test new battery: step 9, image 2 of 3 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test new battery: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Take out the battery.

    • Using a multimeter is not required to successfully replace the battery.

    • Measured by the multimeter, the battery is found to have no voltage.

    • Get a new battery that has a stable voltage of 3.6v-4.0v.

  10. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Put in new battery: step 10, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Put in new battery: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Attach the double-sided tape to the new battery.

    • Put the new battery into the charging case and connect the battery flex cable.

  11. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test charging: step 11, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test charging: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Plug in the charging cable. The case should now charge normally once more.

    • Put the earbuds in. The earbuds should charge normally too.

  12. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Attach new battery: step 12, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Attach new battery: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Peel off the double-sided tape and attach the battery to the case.

    • Install the docking tubes.

  13. AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test functionality: step 13, image 1 of 2 AirPods Charging Case Battery Replacement, Test functionality: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Connect the AirPods to the phone. Both the charging case and AirPods can now be charged and used normally again.

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Opening the case is the most difficult part, did it with two cheap pealing knives. And for inserting the cable you will need tweezers and this will be fiddly. Batteries are available from aliexpress and youre case will be as new.

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