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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery.

  1. Pull back the six screw covers on the bottom of the device. Starting from the screw covers, peel the casing away from the bottom plate.
    • Pull back the six screw covers on the bottom of the device.

    • Starting from the screw covers, peel the casing away from the bottom plate.

  2. Unscrew the five 11.5mm Phillips screws on the bottom plate.
    • Unscrew the five 11.5mm Phillips screws on the bottom plate.

  3. Carefully pull apart the bottom plate and the top plate, using the  blue plastic opening tool.
    • Carefully pull apart the bottom plate and the top plate, using the blue plastic opening tool.

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  5. Once the bottom plate and the top plate are separated, slowly pull the back plate away from the top plate.
    • Once the bottom plate and the top plate are separated, slowly pull the back plate away from the top plate.

    • There are wires connected to both plates so do this step with care.

  6. Unscrew the two 10 mm Phillips screws on the brace  holding down the battery.
    • Unscrew the two 10 mm Phillips screws on the brace holding down the battery.

    • Remove the brace that holds the battery in place.

  7. Separate the battery from the bottom plate and set the bottom plate aside.
    • Separate the battery from the bottom plate and set the bottom plate aside.

  8. With some force, push the motherboard straight in toward the center of the device.
    • With some force, push the motherboard straight in toward the center of the device.

  9. Pull the motherboard straight out of the device.
    • Pull the motherboard straight out of the device.

    • There is some adhesive on the motherboard that holds it in place. This make the motherboard fit in the groove rather tight.

  10. Desolder the wires that connect the battery to the motherboard, negative (black wire) and positive (red wire).
    • Desolder the wires that connect the battery to the motherboard, negative (black wire) and positive (red wire).

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

Nice, thank you. I have to find the new battery. Any suggestions for suppliers?

pokopoko - Reply

Where do you get a replacement battery & what kind is it exactly please?

Tobhiyah Monroe - Reply

Of course the “guide” wouldn’t give the pertinent information (detailed replacement battery size) needed to actually complete the task at hand….

Frank Brauer - Reply

Had to look all over for this info but this is apparently the right stuff: The battery is a 3.7 V CR18650 (be sure you get at least 2200mAH) and is available from Amazon for around 4/$30. Alternatively,, you could also go to any Home Depot and take a discarded power/driver battery pack out of the recycling bin (the sales people have no problem). Take it home, open it up, and there you have upwards of 12 of these very same batteries inside, and usually 10 out of the twelve are perfectly good. People throw them out/recycle them when one or two cells go bad and the pack can recharge. (Big Thanks to YouTube user R. Sauder for this info.)

Dewar Grady - Reply

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