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.

Image 1/3: Remove the six 5mm Phillips #00  screws from the back of device. Image 2/3: Remove the six 5mm Phillips #00  screws from the back of device. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Do not fully open the back cover or you risk damaging the speaker wire. Image 2/3: Use a spudger to disconnect the speaker connection from the motherboard. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Still using the spudger tool, pry the battery from the housing. Image 2/2: If you damage the tape while trying to remove the battery, you can replace it with any double-sided tape.
  • 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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Image 1/3: There is a clear rectangular adhesive strip that also needs to be removed with the pointy end of a spudger. Image 2/3: Slowly pull the connection from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Do not pull too hard or you will risk damaging the wires.
  • 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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