Introduction

Rechargeable batteries eventually degrade and lose their ability to hold a charge. Once this happens, the only fix is to replace the battery. Ensure that your device is powered off before beginning this step.

Power off the Magellan RoadMate before beginning. Remove the six 5mm Phillips #00  screws from the back of device. Remove the six 5mm Phillips #00  screws from the back of device.
  • Power off the Magellan RoadMate before beginning.

  • Remove the six 5mm Phillips #00 screws from the back of device.

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Pry back cover off with a plastic opening tool just enough to see where the speaker is attached to the motherboard. Do not fully open the back cover or you risk damaging the speaker wire. Use a spudger to disconnect the speaker connection from the motherboard.
  • Pry back cover off with a plastic opening tool just enough to see where the speaker is attached to the motherboard.

  • Do not fully open the back cover or you risk damaging the speaker wire.

  • Use a spudger to disconnect the speaker connection from the motherboard.

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Run the tip of a spudger between the battery and the housing to loosen the double-sided tape holding the battery in. Still using the spudger tool, pry the battery from the housing.
  • Run the tip of a spudger between the battery and the housing to loosen the double-sided tape holding the battery in.

  • Still using the spudger tool, pry the battery from the housing.

  • If you damage the tape while trying to remove the battery, you can replace it with any double-sided tape.

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Pull the edge of the tape up to remove the tape that holds the battery wire to the motherboard. There is a clear rectangular adhesive strip that also needs to be removed with the pointy end of a spudger. Slowly pull the connection from the motherboard.
  • Pull the edge of the tape up to remove the tape that holds the battery wire to the motherboard.

  • There is a clear rectangular adhesive strip that also needs to be removed with the pointy end of a spudger.

  • Slowly pull the connection from the motherboard.

  • Do not pull too hard or you will risk damaging the wires.

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Conclusion

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

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