Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair

Parts & Tools

You're viewing a previously published version of this guide.  View latest version

Older Newer

Parts

  1. The battery tray is near the top edge of the bottom side of the keyboard.  It is designed to be easy to insert, difficult to remove.
    • The battery tray is near the top edge of the bottom side of the keyboard. It is designed to be easy to insert, difficult to remove.

  2. Essential Electronics Toolkit

    Small Toolkit. Big Possibilities.

    Shop Toolkits

    Essential
    Electronics
    Toolkit

    Shop Toolkits
  3. I used a putty knife to force the tray back out.  Just push it into the gap along the bottom, then angle the handle to direct the force of the tip away from the body of the keyboard.  A few taps should get you this far.
    • I used a putty knife to force the tray back out. Just push it into the gap along the bottom, then angle the handle to direct the force of the tip away from the body of the keyboard. A few taps should get you this far.

  4. Once you get the "ears" past the edge, just slide the tray the rest of the way out.
    • Once you get the "ears" past the edge, just slide the tray the rest of the way out.

    • Note the battery type carefully: It is a ML2032, which is rechargeable. It is NOT the same as a CR2032, which is not rechargeable. Putting a CR2032 in here is a recipe for bad things to happen.

    • Note the proper orientation (see picture), positive + symbol facing towards bottom. Negative side facing keys. Slide the tray with the new battery back in. The battery can be oriented incorrectly and NOT work.

    • If you want to make it easier to remove the battery the next time, you could trim the ears slightly. Or slice some notches in the plastic "springs" to weaken a little.

cityzen

Member since: 05/03/2010

3,935 Reputation

2 Guides authored

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 70

Past 7 Days: 425

Past 30 Days: 1,963

All Time: 173,259