Introduction

This guide will walk through the steps of replacing the internal battery of a Magellan RoadMate 2120T-LM. This guide is also a prerequisite for replacing every other component of the device.

Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the  six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws. Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the  six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws. Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the  six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws.
  • Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Pry up on back panel with black spudger Pry up on back panel with black spudger
  • Pry up on back panel with black spudger

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Disconnect battery and speaker cables from the motherboard at indicated places.
  • Disconnect battery and speaker cables from the motherboard at indicated places.

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Use a spudger to remove the battery from the back panel.
  • Use a spudger to remove the battery from the back panel.

  • If at all possible, please try to use a regular nylon spudger before resorting to a metal spudger. Metal spudgers are much sharper, and have the potential to accidentally pierce the battery.

  • There is a strong adhesive holding the battery to the back panel.

  • This step is not a prerequisite for replacement of other components.

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Conclusion

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

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