Introduction

The battery life of this product is poor. This guide will walk you through replacing the batteries with higher quality ones - IF YOU CAN FIND THEM - I got Battery World to supply the green replacement batteries you see in this guide and they FAILED A FEW WEEKS AFTER. In the comments you can see that Modern NiMH batteries are not compatible with the original charging circuit. I think this may be true, but others have had success. People have suggested ENELOOP AAA worked. I have not tried these.. So, I'll leave this guide up for people that want to give battery replacement a try, but you have been warned: my batteries failed after a short time. I am sick of companies building rechargeable products with the intention they be thrown out every two years.

Parts

Pushing with your thumb, pop the trimmer blade open it on its hinge. Remove the two steel screws. The metal clip can now me levered off using a thin screwdriver.
  • Pushing with your thumb, pop the trimmer blade open it on its hinge.

  • Remove the two steel screws.

  • The metal clip can now me levered off using a thin screwdriver.

Tools section doesn't say that you need a soldering iron!

dorianworkman - Reply

With the screws out and the metal bracket removed, pushing with a screwdriver, the trimmer assembly will slide out. In most cases you can also just push gently with your thumbs.
  • With the screws out and the metal bracket removed, pushing with a screwdriver, the trimmer assembly will slide out. In most cases you can also just push gently with your thumbs.

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Hold the bodygroom in one hand, buttons up, foil end towards you, with your thumb on the rubber buttons. Push forward with your thumb and the chrome plastic front panel will slide forward 3mm easily. You can now take it off.
  • Hold the bodygroom in one hand, buttons up, foil end towards you, with your thumb on the rubber buttons.

  • Push forward with your thumb and the chrome plastic front panel will slide forward 3mm easily. You can now take it off.

  • The second chrome panel on the opposite side also slides off in the same way.

if you remove the two screws in the first step, then remove the metal under the screws, just pull the trimmer unit out of the Philips. Then you can simply SLIDE BOTH of those chrome housing parts from top and bottom, just slide them from the Philips bodygroom, no need to make it harder than it is

Broxin - Reply

Great guide, but let me re-emphasize an earlier comment that Step 2 should state that the chrome piece simply slides using two thumbs to unlock - NO PRY TOOL NECESSARY. In fact, attempts to pry the part off will risk damage to the slide-lock tabs. Much simpler to unlock as designed. Thanks for the help!!

Paul Wiese - Reply

Remove the 4 philips screws and pull off the plastic cover
  • Remove the 4 philips screws and pull off the plastic cover

  • The 2 bottom screws can be a little difficult to see at first.

  • The spudger/iSesamo is useful to pull off the cover. (Start from the top)

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Carefully remove the circuit board and battery assembly. The spudger/iSesamo is useful here too.
  • Carefully remove the circuit board and battery assembly.

  • The spudger/iSesamo is useful here too.

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Remove tape that holds LED board. The LED board is taped to the battery assembly. Three wires or a ribbon cable connect this board - be careful not to bend these wires - they break easily and it's almost impossible to get to them. I suggest you tape where they join to the main board while you work on it so they don't keep bending back and forth.
  • Remove tape that holds LED board. The LED board is taped to the battery assembly.

  • Three wires or a ribbon cable connect this board - be careful not to bend these wires - they break easily and it's almost impossible to get to them. I suggest you tape where they join to the main board while you work on it so they don't keep bending back and forth.

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Finding a battery is tough. I'm not sure which ones work.This one specially made up by BatteryWorld (Melbourne Australia) for $26 FAILED later. If you find a better solution let me know.
  • Finding a battery is tough. I'm not sure which ones work.This one specially made up by BatteryWorld (Melbourne Australia) for $26 FAILED later. If you find a better solution let me know.

  • Phillips have been complete bastards, designing their product with a battery enclosure that is approx 1mm too short to fit the standard size AAA batteries. In my opinion, designing with built-in obsolescence like this should be a criminal offence.

Can I use a Li Ion Battery instead of a NiMH battery????

bsanlao - Reply

No, Li-Ion and NiMH batteries have different voltages and charging requirements. They are not interchangeable.

Kevin - Reply

My trimmer came with green "Suppo" brand batteries, and were identical in size to the regular AAA batteries I bought to replace them. Perhaps your contacts ended up thicker than the original battery pack?

Casey Barton - Reply

This part requires skill and care. Using needle nose pliers, pry off the wires and metal tabs carefully
  • This part requires skill and care.

  • Using needle nose pliers, pry off the wires and metal tabs carefully

  • Be careful to not damage the metal tabs/connectors! They will be resused

Hey guys, the metal contacts on both sides are extremely difficult to remove. I am using needle nose pliers but they just don't seem to budge. Any tips? I really don't want to mess them up or destroy them. Thanks for any help

Vladimir Kostek - Reply

Replacing the batteries is difficult. The wires must be as in this picture - there is simply no room for them to be anywhere on the outside of the housing. My unit did not fit AAA, but some pics suggest that some units do fit AAA. If yours fits AAA then you can use AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Chopping the nipples off to make the batteries shorter is a bad idea because the battery quickly becomes useless when the air seal is broken.
  • Replacing the batteries is difficult. The wires must be as in this picture - there is simply no room for them to be anywhere on the outside of the housing.

  • My unit did not fit AAA, but some pics suggest that some units do fit AAA. If yours fits AAA then you can use AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Chopping the nipples off to make the batteries shorter is a bad idea because the battery quickly becomes useless when the air seal is broken.

  • Be extremely careful not to damage the red and black wires. If you mess around too much they will break and you will have to find another way to solder them back on. Work out where they connect to now so if you do break them you have a hope of putting them back on.

  • Make sure to correctly align the polarity of the batteries, as noted on the housing! If your batteries get hot all of a sudden, it is because you are shorting them or have wired them wrongly.

  • Cut 5mm of heat shrink and put on wires before soldering to tabs. Use a clamp to hold the unit when soldering. Get a good join. This unit generates serious vibration and any dodgy join will soon break. Red to positive, Black to Negative.

put some sticky tape arround the battery and to hold the wires and the battery contact on the other side. put a good ammount around them so the contacts are pushed against the batteries because of the tape thickness after assembling them into the housing

Broxin - Reply

Broxin,

Does the little metallic contact has to make contact with the metals on the opposite side?

Luis Sanchez -

This is what it should look like when you are done soldering.
  • This is what it should look like when you are done soldering.

  • Note there are no wires in the way of the motor terminals.

  • Clip in the LED board and apply a neat piece of electrical tape to help hold it in place.

I put the trimmer to charge and the motor to the trimmer won't turn off.

David Zapata - Reply

Align the battery housing and circuit board.
  • Align the battery housing and circuit board.

  • Take note of where the spring contacts will connect to the charging pins, where the grooves will connect to the motor contacts at each end.

  • With all wires clear it should push and pop in quite easily. If it is at all difficult something is in the way. Do not force - take it out and have a look.

thanks for the guide... it worked fine...

but i got serious problems refitting chrome cover... it simply doesn't want to fit on the bottom side.

any hint maybe which side to fit first or what to take care of?

Sharak - Reply

finally made it... it's easier if you remove the 2 screws behind the trimmmer and pull out the plastic slider. then refit the chrome-cover and reassemble the trimmer

thanks again :)

Sharak - Reply

Removing the screws by the trimmer makes everything so much easier. You don't even have to pop the trimmer head out.

huveu - Reply

Step 8, Should add comment to check the photo at step 4 when reassembling so that you can ensure the contacts are aligned with the charger points on the outside. I had to reassemble twice to make sure there was a solid contact, so that it charged.

Thanks for the great instructions overall :) Very happy.

brw - Reply

Did follow all of the instructions but it doesnt work. Thos black round kind of a chip on the board (approx. between the buttons) is getting very hot. The orange light was flashing x5 and then nothing. I put it on the charger but still nothing. I guess its not the battery after all. Any suggestions are greatly appreaciated! Cheers!

Paul - Reply

Not sure then Paul, sorry. Unless it's something simple like the contacts not connecting...

lf -

  • It is important to test everything now while you still have access to the board:

    • Put the unit in charging cradle and see if it charges.

    • If the unit does not charge properly, the battery holder may not be making contact with the charging pins that can be seen on the sides of the unit. Ensure that the battery compartment is seated completely and that the two metal pins/arms are clean and making a solid connection.

    • If either the trimmer or shaver does not come on, it may be that the batteries need charging OR the metal contacts are bent causing them to not connect. Take electronics out, inspect contacts and try again.

In the main comments below an electrical engineer said that using current Eneloop batteries in this might be able to run the shaver but it won't be able to recharge them due to incompatible technology. Can anyone confirm this? Check the comments below to see if that has been confirmed before using Eneloops.

Balki Bartokomous - Reply

Reassemble starting with the black cover. This pops in pretty easily if you help it bit by bit with a small screwdriver on each side as in picture.
  • Reassemble starting with the black cover. This pops in pretty easily if you help it bit by bit with a small screwdriver on each side as in picture.

  • Then put screws back.

  • Put on chrome cover and slide it back into place snugly.

  • Slide on trimmer assembly

  • Put steel spring clip back on. Screw in steel screws. Pop trimmer closed and put black plastic guard back on.

  • Congratulations on replacing the batteries despite the manufacturer being environmentally unfriendly, designing a product that makes battery replacement nearly impossible.

Can you send me a pic of side where there is a pin connector of the batteries thanks

David Zapata - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Can I charge newly installed Eneloop batteries via the same Norelco Bodygroom charger-stand?

Andy - Reply

Absolutely! Just charge as normal.

Tim -

thanks for posting this tutorial with photos. I just completed this job successfully, thanks.

jason keim - Reply

Been looking to do this for a while. Caution on the "optional" step to solder the battery tabs. They were originally spot welded to the battery so you have to somewhat mangle them to pull them off. When I tried to solder them to the new batteries, they overheated and ruptured. Be very careful.

tydupp - Reply

Heed Sharak's advice from the comments - removing the two screws under the trimmer allows you to slide off the plastic cover easily. I broke half of the tabs on mine trying to get it off, I wish I had known this before I started.

kyleaa - Reply

I bought the Panasonic Eneloop AAA rechargeable batteries ($10.00 4-pack on Amazon) and the iSesamo opening tool ($6.00 on Amazon). This guide worked. I don't have a soldering iron so I just used some real good tape to tape the tabs to the batteries. Worked like a charm. Thanks for this guide.

IAmTheJody - Reply

I bought the Panasonic Eneloop AAA batteries as somebody suggested. I didn't want to solder as I have no experience and did not want to damage anything. Besides what would one do after the batteries go bad and you have to replace them again. The metal wires are already damaged the first time after they get disconnected.

I used tape as somebody else suggested. Just tiny slices of tape to attach the wires to the batteries and it seems like all is working. My unit is currently charging and right after I will test if it operates correctly.

I would say that the panasonic batteries are longer so they don't fit perfectly but it's possible to fit them if you are careful. Just remember don't go crazy on the tape and straighten the parts of the wires that connect to the batteries so they don't take extra space!

Nikolay -

I swapped the batteries for GP 950mAh and it runs, but it's not charging :(

Oudeicrat - Reply

Hi, did you get your battery issues resolved? Try double checking the electrical connections.

Tim -

I replaced mine with panasonic eneloop AAA's and get the same result. The unit runs fine but it doesn't look like it wants to charge because the light doesn't come on when it's in the cradle.

longislandcamper -

Hi guys I think Im doing something wrong. After I replace the batteries they warming up so bad. can you help me out pls?

brittany - Reply

Hi Brittany, what kind of batteries are you using? Did you fix your problem?

Tim -

You'll need to solder the terminal or use some kind of highly adhesive conductive glue.

Jai Saini -

If it doesn't charge, maybe it's because there is no contact between the extrrnal charge pin (figure in step 4) and the internal metal pin.

It happens to me...

Nicola - Reply

Hmm. Mine won't run, and the light will come on solid in the stand as if it is fully charged. I'll have to open it back up and check the connections. I may have to solder. The connections were pretty mangled from pulling them off the old batteries.

Lindsey - Reply

Same problem with a solid green light as if it was charged. Did you fix your problem?

Kevin -

I had a similar issue, solid green light while charging and the motors wouldn't run. What I did was forget to add the small tab connecting the two batteries together. I ended up just shoving it in there and the pressure of the batteries kept it in place.

I would think if you get a solid light and no motors running then you're batteries aren't properly in place.

Josef K -

I ended up having to use a shim (a paper folded over 4 times) behind the metal connector piece.

Kevin -

Step 2 should note that the plastic (silver) cover should slide downward in order for it to come off, that makes it a whole lot easier. Otherwise the plastic clips will likely break.

brw - Reply

Mine won't run. When I put it on the charger the green light is solid green but no power? I checked the connections twice with no success. Also would it be ok to use electrical tape to tape the connectors to the batteries? I have brand new eneloop batteries. Frustrated!

Brad - Reply

Thank you so much for the guide! Worked great! Wanting to do this for a long time. No need to buy a new one now :)

Victor - Reply

Great guide!

Thanks for posting this. Successfully completed with no significant issues. Back to strong battery life.

Cameron MacLeod - Reply

What batteries did you use? Mine failed after a few weeks.

lf -

Done! Thanks so much for taking the time to create this tutorial. The only suggestion I have to offer is to be very careful placing the tabs from the wires if you choose not to solder. I originally did that and ended up with a short, making my batteries extremely hot very quickly. I took that as a sign to solder them, to make certain they don't move around on me. Works like a champ! Thanks!

pseal - Reply

I've replaced the batteries but now the light just flashes orange when I press the buttons. Any suggestions?

tfprice - Reply

Check the comment below, RE: Step 8, suggesting to make sure that the contacts are aligned with the charger points on the outside. I had the same flashing orange lights (which typically just indicates low battery), but couldn't get it to run nor charge. I saw brw's comment and re-checked how the battery assemble aligned with the points on the outside -- wasn't quite lined up so carefully pulled it out and re-inserted, placed on the charger and this time flashing green. I almost immediately took off the cradle and tried a button and it was running, slow, so back on charger and an hour later, perfecto.

JCR -

I have a couple of questions.

I was able to get it done all the way up to step 8.

I am using Energizer rechargable batteries (700mAh)

I have been struggling with the metallic plate that is supposed to make contact. It seems like is making contact, but when i put the piece back inside the unit, the buttons dont work.

I have noticed that when I put the metallic place to make contact with the batteries and the metal outside the casing, it gets really hot really fast. But when it makes contact with one of them, the unit turns on as soon as i put the piece in, but buttons do not work.

I was reading about copper tape. has anyone tried that?

Thanks

Luis Sanchez - Reply

Hi, I am trying to change battery pack on my Philips Body Groom (exactly the same of this Norelco). I have a doubt about the charger. I checked the voltage of its recharging by a tester and mine is at 11V. Is it normal to overcharge a 2,4V battery pack with so high voltage? Could be my battery gone because of that overcharging voltage? Thanks for any reply. Regards

Perigo - Reply

Can I use AA batteries instead of AAA??

kostasstefanidhis - Reply

works like charm. I replaced batteries with eneloop 4th generation. thank you so much.

Hyuck Jang - Reply

Holy crap, this actually worked for me! I used the batteries recommended and a small phillips screwdriver and flathead screwdriver. Needle nose pliers helped too. The batteries fit and I only used electrical tape, stretched tightly over the connections. I didn't want to spend extra money on a soldering iron or opening tool. (Didn't make sense to buy all that bc I wasn't sure this would work)

Let's see how long this fix lasts. Thank you!

Jason Lane - Reply

Hallo,

I have a question, that i hope you can answer. I gave the exact same shaver as the one in your video. Mine was getting old, the rubbers that keep it waterproof broke down and battery life is poor now. I managed to get a hold of a new shaver, but it didn't come with the charger. But not a problem, cause i have one, i thought. But the new shaver won't charge on the older charger. The green led does blink (indicating it charges) but with a different frequency from the older one (slower). Did Philips change the internals on the newer ones maybe?

Et - Reply

Thanks for the guide, it saved me 70+ bucks. The key to problem-free installation, in my opinion, is to use batteries that have flat end on the plus and to not solder. The heat from the soldering kills the batteries.

gdimiter - Reply

Thanks very much for this. I've had one of these for about 4 years now and the battery was always awful. Just finished installing two eneloop battery replacements and so far all seems okay, the green light is flashing so I assume it's charging okay. I didn't use any solder, just a tiny bit of tape and the pressure from the batteries fitting. Fingers crossed it puts some life back into the unit! Thanks again.

James - Reply

Thanks bunch! I bought one of these used on eBay a couple years ago and they never held a charge for longer than 10-15 mins. So I hardly ever use them. But I got inspired to research my options this week and found this tutorial. I had some spare Eneloops laying around, so I was ready to go. Worked perfectly. Glad I didn't opt to buy a new BodyGroom! Thanks!

mcswagger911 - Reply

I'm in doubt about the type of battery, need to be exactly a battery of 730mAh to 2.4v ??? more volts can? more mah can? thanks

vaniltoncoelho - Reply

Just want to say a big thank you for creating this. I was able to follow your instructions and get my batteries replaced. Shaver works better than new units since I'm using suggested batteries in this write-up and I think they are better than those generics.

danmann81 - Reply

hey thanks for the step by step info , i changed my batteries for panaconic eneloops as recomended , all changed and reassembled but im having a problem i cant yet figure out, the unit charges fine with the flashing green light and works when charged (took around 15min) but when testing again the next day the unit is either completely dead with flashing orange light or goes for a min the flashes orange as if its about to die .

my question is could this be something to do with the memory of the unit being messed up ? i have the clippers on now and will run them flat then do a full recharge again , its been flashing orange for the last 15min while on so im hopping this is the case . Anyone else had this issue ?

daniel barron - Reply

New batteries should be connected in a *depleted* state, otherwise the orange light keeps blinking for 8 times when switching on and the groomer does not work. Apparently the controller gets confused when the batteries are already charged at first power-up. After charging the new batteries, using the groomer's charger, it should operate properly. There seems to be no way to get out of the '8 times orange blink loop' than to deplete the batteries first before connecting them.

Hifi55 -

Electrical Engineer here. There are several problems with this tutorial, and after trying the procedure myself I think it's fair to say the average person should not bother proceeding.

A few criticisms of the instructions:

- Crux of the replacement is resoldering the battery back into place. Most (all?) battery housings are made of aluminum, they cannot be soldered with standard solder. Batteries are heat sensitive and excessive heat degrades the air seal which substantially reduces the life of the battery. In a worst case you'll actually cause the battery case to rupture.

- Author makes reference to "Get a good join" which is not possible for the above stated reason. Some people noted that they used electrical tape - this is smart, especially of you stretch the tape. This likely won't last that long though.

- Modern NiMH batteries are not compatible with the original charging circuit present in the original version of the device, so the device won't charge.

Best advice is to ignore this and buy a new one.

Kevin Kamel - Reply

Good answer ! I would add "Buy another model where battery could be changed easily", if it exists ...

Sylver B -

Thanks, we'll change the guide to reflect this info. Any more info would be appreciated. We're really trying to avoid just buying another one; that's one of the biggest problems with this planet.

lf -

My batteries that I replaced from the unit were green "Suppo HSY-AAAD 75-PHP NiMh 750mAh 1211". I replaced them with some typical "Energizer Recharge Power Plus 700mah Rechargeable Batteries" that i bought from Amazon. I wasn't gentle with replacing the batteries. I literally ripped off the metal connectors and wires and taped them back on the net batteries in the same configuration as the original batteries. The enclosure it tight enough so that the connectors will stay in place without soldering. I also noticed that there is a tiny on-board LED which blinks 8 times once you properly connect the batteries in place. It's analogous to the orange device light that blinks 8 times when the device needs to be recharged.

Chunk 1978 - Reply

Success! Swapped for Eneloop AAAs and the device is charging and working properly again! I did a pretty ratchet job with electrical tape on the batteries and metal prong connectors, but they still snapped in and managed to stay in place to work properly. Also watch out for connecting the batteries the right way, mine were backwards and started sparking at first until I realized they were incorrect. Overall very happy with this successful repair.

Alan Hadt - Reply

The electrical engineer guy that posted above said that once you install Eneloops, the shaver won't be able to charge them because the technology is not compatible. Has anyone been able to confirm that? If I will have to go through this process every time the batteries die I am not going to waste my time.

Balki Bartokomous - Reply

I've been charging my eneloops using the shaver charger for almost 2 years now. Works fine

Tim -

Just used this guide to fix to I'm very grateful. Those batteries though are pretty standard - at least in manufacturing. I bought them off the shelf over the internet but no, you are very unlikely to find them in any typical consumer store.

alanwaterman - Reply

What is the voltage of this battery? I'm not sure of what kind of battery to get.

Leo - Reply

Replaced mine with Ansmann 1.2v NiMh 1100mAh AAA batteries. They were out of an old remote so only part charged, they charged perfectly and have been working fine ever since.

Alex - Reply

Physicist here. The tutorial is very good! Thanks a lot for the effort! I replaced the batteries with two Eneloop AAA as well (no soldering) and everything works like a charm! No issues with charging...

Christian Reindl - Reply

Thanks for the tutorial, especially the clear steps on disassembly. I'm sure I would not have succeeded without this guide.

By chance I happened to have a spare battery pack for my cordless phone that was an exact fit. The Uniden BT-1008 battery consists of two NiMH AAA cells wrapped together with a small wire lead. I cut the wire lead about 3/4 inch from the battery and solder-tacked the wires to the metal tabs that I peeled off the old battery, then wrapped the connections with electrical tape. There is just enough room in the channels under the battery to hold the wires and the taped connections. I'll post a photo if I can.

I highly recommend the BT-1008 for this repair because it is commonly available, cheap (about $3 to $5 for third-party equivalents), and has wires securely spot-welded to the battery terminals already. Using a pre-made pack is much safer than trying to wedge loose wires against individual cells and the plastic wrapping keeps everything secure and insulated.

Kevin - Reply

I have one of these and the orange light would start flashing within seconds of me starting it, if I kept trimming I was OK, but the second I stopped or tried to change to the other trimming function, then that was that, stone dead, end of trimming.

So I didn't stop it, I left it running and I found it just kept going, for over half an hour with the orange light flashing all the time. When it finally died, I charged it again, which took much longer and now it seems to be working well again. It was like it had 'battery memory' and I got past it by leaving it running.

I'm currently 'exhausting' the battery again (20 mins so far) and then I'm going to see how I get on after that. It might not help those whose batteries are too far gone to start the trimmer, but it might help one or two prolong the life of the unit.

Maybe Philips should say in the instructions that the battery needs to be fully depleted and fully charged every once in a while, like you used to have to do with old mobile phones.

alan92 - Reply

Confirmed that it works, i changed the batteries yesterday and it works perfect. bought eneloop 750mAh, i didnt eve solder the connections, the compartment housing the batteries is so tight that it holds the wires firm.

Thanks a lot and my respects to Tim and all who contributed to this guide .

Mike M - Reply

Thank you, it works perfect!

Juan F. Navarro - Reply

Does it still work? Mine failed shortly after.

lf -

Awesom-o.

I have a tt2040 from 2009.

I bought it for 55 euros.

Nowadays the same crap costs 79 euros!!!

Philips you suck.

Anyway, offcourse after 7 years the battery were worn down.

So i used this tutorial. It was GREAT amd word like charm.

One hard part was to remove the metal flaps from the old batteries because philips soldered them.

So i pried them with i small flathead screwdriver.

I replaced with eneloop batteries WITH pre soldered flaps

Used some eletric tape and voila. Everyting worked and stikl works.

I also replaced the shaving head for 15 euros.

Unkown Unknown - Reply

I performed this replacement with the ENELOOP AAA rechargeable batteries.

Notes, scuffing up the terminals on the batteries was necessary to get good adherence of the solder.

I found good results with using the needlenose pliers to gently and slowly (s o s l o w l y) pry away the terminal connectors. They're not soldered to start, so it's a little weird. Then I had to smash down the bent up terminals to make them flat again. I imagine that this battery replacement will only be possible a couple times before that metal eventually fails.

Don't be too startled when you're putting it back together and you accidentally turn the thing on. Startling! :) But harmless.

Good luck all! Thanks for the guide!

keimel - Reply

Worked well with no soldering, tested for 1 day so far. Will solder later if corrosion or circuit break occurs, but it appears that it does not need it. Great cost saver here - saved at least $50, and had the beneficial knowledge of the pride of DIY fixing!

mulletlogic - Reply

I used AAA energizer 700 mAH NiMH batteries ,it is slightly larger than the unit mount.

does anyone use similar size and fit it in the unit and ultimately it works ?

Ramy Wahba - Reply

I used the 900mAh Eneloop Pros. Worked like a charm. Didn't weld the connectors, just used electrical tape. Removing the original battery connectors was really hard and took a long time. I scraped them off with a small flat screw driver. They didn't come off in perfect conditions so I straightened them out a bit afterwards. Putting the back cover was also a bit of a challenge!

Thanks a lot for this guide.

Murilo Pereira - Reply

I put in a pair of GP 1000 AAA, which fit (just) and used scotch tape to fix the connectors to the batteries. Worked well. Thank you for a great tutorial, I would likely have not attempted this otherwise.

Jeff Mcneill - Reply

replaced with eneloops in mine as well - worked relatively ok, had an issue with me having to push the buttons several times before it actually started, then it worked fine if i didnt turn it off during a shave. Read the post about depleting batteries to accomodate battery memory in the controller.

After depleting the batteries I found out that my charger does not charge the batteries :/ It blinks green but i cannot turn on the shaver even after hours of charging, it just blinks orange 8 times... any good advice on what to try :)

Christian Ludvigsen - Reply

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