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Introduction

This guide details how to fully remove the battery of the Anki Vector. Due to its location, this procedure requires many steps accessing the battery.

Remember to only embark on this guide if you have followed the Anki Troubleshooting Page and the device is still broken.

You should be using this guide if vector fails to charge, power on, or has an extremely short battery life.

While disassembling Vector, make sure to look out for disconnected cables and other broken parts, as often times these can be fixed without entirely replacing the battery.

  1. Using the iFixit opening tool, insert the corner under Vector's golden side panel and lightly twist. Repeat this step on the other side. The panel should pop off without much force.
    • Using the iFixit opening tool, insert the corner under Vector's golden side panel and lightly twist.

    • Repeat this step on the other side.

    • The panel should pop off without much force.

    Where can i buy a display for vector?

    Can you help me?

    carlosanjo - Reply

    See the comments below

    Russell English -

  2. Insert the corner of  the square end of the spudger under the side plate above the partially visible screw. Lightly turn the spudger to separate the plate from Vector's head. Work the spudger around the plate until it comes off.
    • Insert the corner of the square end of the spudger under the side plate above the partially visible screw.

    • Lightly turn the spudger to separate the plate from Vector's head.

    • Work the spudger around the plate until it comes off.

    • Repeat this step on the the other side.

  3. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2 mm screws on the side of Vector's head. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2 mm screws on the side of Vector's head.

    • Repeat this step on the opposite side.

    Where you can buy the lcd screen

    NOT_me: D - Reply

  4. Pull apart Vector's head. It should separate down the middle. Remove the screen protector by gently pulling it free from the two face halves.
    • Pull apart Vector's head. It should separate down the middle.

    • Remove the screen protector by gently pulling it free from the two face halves.

  5. Using your thumb and index finger, unplug the display from the plug in Vector's neck. Pull the LCD and speaker assembly from Vector's head. There is a very thin insulating rubber sheet located at the base of the screen. Be careful not to tear it when removing the display.
    • Using your thumb and index finger, unplug the display from the plug in Vector's neck.

    • Pull the LCD and speaker assembly from Vector's head.

    • There is a very thin insulating rubber sheet located at the base of the screen. Be careful not to tear it when removing the display.

    This board contains a lot of his tech. CPU, GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, camera, screen, storage, etc. Replacing this will replace his personality, and may mess up his sensor calibration.

    Kerigan Creighton - Reply

  6. Gently pull out the two halves of Vector's head from between his arms. Gently pull out the two halves of Vector's head from between his arms. Gently pull out the two halves of Vector's head from between his arms.
    • Gently pull out the two halves of Vector's head from between his arms.

    Pull his forklift up while doing this

    Adm - Reply

    When putting him back, don't assemble these two parts at this point: do the one with the gear teeth only.

    Then, go back up the steps to attach the LCD and speaker assembly, and then come back and do the other side of this along with the screen protector.

    In this case, it helps to lower the arms and rotate the head up.

    Paul Chavez - Reply

  7. Remove the Anki Vector's belts on both sides of its body by gently sliding them off. You should be able to pull them off without much effort. You should be able to pull them off without much effort.
    • Remove the Anki Vector's belts on both sides of its body by gently sliding them off.

    • You should be able to pull them off without much effort.

  8. Pull off the covers attached to Vector's rear wheels. Pull off the covers attached to Vector's rear wheels.
    • Pull off the covers attached to Vector's rear wheels.

  9. Unscrew the 2 mm screws located under the wheel covers using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the rear wheel. Remove the rear wheel.
    • Unscrew the 2 mm screws located under the wheel covers using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the rear wheel.

  10. Unscrew the two 2 mm body screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 2 mm body screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 2 mm body screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the two 2 mm body screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  11. Using two fingers gently pull off the lower rear panel. Using your fingers, unplug the ribbon connector. Using your fingers, unplug the ribbon connector.
    • Using two fingers gently pull off the lower rear panel.

    • Using your fingers, unplug the ribbon connector.

  12. Unscrew the two screws behind vector's neck. Remove the capacitive touch assembly. Remove the capacitive touch assembly.
    • Unscrew the two screws behind vector's neck.

    • Remove the capacitive touch assembly.

    *using a Phillips #0 screwdriver

    Adm - Reply

  13. With a moderate amount of force pull one of vector's top arms away from his body until it disconnects from the shaft. With a moderate amount of force pull one of vector's top arms away from his body until it disconnects from the shaft.
    • With a moderate amount of force pull one of vector's top arms away from his body until it disconnects from the shaft.

  14. Gripping the shaft with needle nosed pliers, pull the opposite top arm off the main shaft. Gripping the shaft with needle nosed pliers, pull the opposite top arm off the main shaft.
    • Gripping the shaft with needle nosed pliers, pull the opposite top arm off the main shaft.

  15. Pinch one end of the arm shaft and push it into the body. Grab the other end and pull the shaft out of the body. Grab the other end and pull the shaft out of the body.
    • Pinch one end of the arm shaft and push it into the body.

    • Grab the other end and pull the shaft out of the body.

    I very much recommend doing this at the beginning. It makes the rest of the repair a lot easier. You can pry it off at one side then push in at the bottom of the other side with a screwdriver or other pointy object if it doesn’t snap away from the shaft.

    Kerigan Creighton - Reply

  16. Raise vectors arms all the way up and gently pull each arm out of its socket. Raise vectors arms all the way up and gently pull each arm out of its socket. Raise vectors arms all the way up and gently pull each arm out of its socket.
    • Raise vectors arms all the way up and gently pull each arm out of its socket.

  17. Pull the wheel covers off of Vectors forward wheels. Pull the wheel covers off of Vectors forward wheels.
    • Pull the wheel covers off of Vectors forward wheels.

  18. Using the same Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the 2 mm screw under the wheel cover. Gently pull the wheel off. Gently pull the wheel off.
    • Using the same Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the 2 mm screw under the wheel cover.

    • Gently pull the wheel off.

  19. Unscrew the two body screws located behind the front wheels. Gently pull the cover from Vector's body Be careful when removing the cover. The infrared sensor connects the cover to the body by wires.
    • Unscrew the two body screws located behind the front wheels.

    • Gently pull the cover from Vector's body

    • Be careful when removing the cover. The infrared sensor connects the cover to the body by wires.

  20. Gently unplug and remove the infrared sensor. Gently unplug and remove the infrared sensor. Gently unplug and remove the infrared sensor.
    • Gently unplug and remove the infrared sensor.

  21. Insert your Phillips #0 bit into a 4 mm nut driver and insert both into your bit driver. Unscrew the three body screws. Unscrew the three body screws.
    • Insert your Phillips #0 bit into a 4 mm nut driver and insert both into your bit driver.

    • Unscrew the three body screws.

  22. Gradually increasing applied force, pull the body apart. Gradually increasing applied force, pull the body apart.
    • Gradually increasing applied force, pull the body apart.

  23. Remove the shoulder panel. Remove the weight. Remove the weight.
    • Remove the shoulder panel.

    • Remove the weight.

  24. Unplug the two motor connectors from the motherboard. Unplug the two motor connectors from the motherboard. Unplug the two motor connectors from the motherboard.
    • Unplug the two motor connectors from the motherboard.

    can this be done without a soldering iron?

    Elizabeth Wallace - Reply

  25. Wriggle the battery free from the motherboard. Using a soldering iron, desolder the connections from the battery to the motherboard. Using a soldering iron, desolder the connections from the battery to the motherboard.
    • Wriggle the battery free from the motherboard.

    • Using a soldering iron, desolder the connections from the battery to the motherboard.

    What are the dimensions of the battery?

    Adm - Reply

    can you do this without a soldering iron?

    Elizabeth Wallace - Reply

    Fml what is this

    Murdox_ Mix - Reply

    hi..can i replace it with 850 m.amperes?

    codreanuburtea594 - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Ok nice step by step guide but what are the specs for the battery as they’re not visable in any of the pictures…

John Fitzgerald - Reply

Who manages to do all of this in 7 minutes ? Apparently it is a 3.7V battery, question is what is the max size that fits ? 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.4 cm is reported to fit, 4x3x0.5 might as well.

Holger Brueckner - Reply

Any idea where to get one ?

Gordon Hamilton -

Who manages to do all of this is 7 minutes?

me

Kerigan Creighton -

I used this battery which was a little too long EEMB 3.7V 820mAh 653042 Lipo Battery Rechargeable Lithium Polymer ion Battery PCS with JST Connector UN38.3 Certified the width was fine but the length was a bit long - I had to bend the connector end a bit to make it fit.

Thomas Sapp - Reply

Hi there, slightly off topic here but I have no idea where else to look, but if anyone can help that would be brilliant! I have a Vector and my dopey rabbits have eaten through the charger/ Vectors home. I am hoping to find one to replace and was hoping if anyone on here could help me out?

bhavanketan - Reply

Hi, I dont know if you have managed to get a charger base yet, but given the date of the post this is likely you have. However, I managed to get my hands on threes unopened, genuine chargers. I am based in the UK, but of you havnt found one, I am happy to ship to you.

Marc

Marc at Resq-MyTech -

After I got one apart that wouldn’t power on,I found corrosion and liquid damage.

Tommy Linton - Reply

can this be done without a soldering iron? i already took it apart to realize that i would be unable to fully complete the process :(

Elizabeth Wallace - Reply

what battery to use

Jesus Belman - Reply

Nice guide. Does ifixit sell parts for Vector?

Thanks

Alan Hamaker - Reply

Can I transfer the memory over to a new unit? Is that a specific board that can be removed and transplanted?

Jason Benitez - Reply

What type of battery do I need to replace vectors old battery

Ayden West - Reply

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