Introduction

The rechargeable battery in the tooth brush will be replaced.

  1. Pull the brush head away from the handle to remove it.
    • Pull the brush head away from the handle to remove it.

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  2. Push the flat edge of a metal or nylon spudger between the seal and the toothbrush body and pry it open. Do this all around the edge until the seal is partially sticking out.
    • Push the flat edge of a metal or nylon spudger between the seal and the toothbrush body and pry it open. Do this all around the edge until the seal is partially sticking out.

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    • Apply pressure to the shaft by pressing it against a firm and flat surface. Continue to apply pressure until the electronics located in the interior are exposed.

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    • Grab the circular, plastic base with the o-ring and pull it outward.

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    • Remove the cap that is attached to the end of the interior by removing the two clasps that are holding it in place.

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    • Desolder the battery from the circuit board. Here is a guide on how to desolder. Remove the old battery and replace it. Using the same guide, solder the battery in place.

    • The soldering points are shown in red.

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Conclusion

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

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Joanna Moraza

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has anyone ever done this successfully? OMG it seems daunting!!!!

Jo - Reply

I'm going to try it. Now, to find a battery source.

Scott Minton - Reply

Anyone knows where to purchase such battery and its type/sort code?

Ben Salem - Reply

The battery is a 14500 li-ion with soldered pins.

I bought this one without pin and will try to solder them:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/371716530024

Here, you can buy the version with pins:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Sonicare-...

mamuc -

Prying open the bottom of the brush like that can damage the plastic. There's a damage-free technique detailed on this guide:

http://toothbrushbattery.com/guides/phil...

Dave W - Reply

I used the same method that Dave W linked to instead of Step 2 and found it worked very well. Just squeeze the bottom across the widest part with pliers or vice grips and the tabs on the bottom will release, then just pick up at Step 3.

AckBrokenAgain -

I was able to do this after modifying the procedure

I used a tiny snip to cut the negative lead just above the circuit board. I had to remove a little of the plastic surrounding the lead with an Xacto knife in order to do this. Cutting the lead allowed me to pivot the battery upward out of its holder. Then I removed the battery by pulling it out of the circuit board while heating the positive lead's connection to the circuit board. After removing the battery, I drilled holes in the solder left covering the holes in the circuit board (never had much luck removing solder). I was then able to easily insert the new battery, clip the excess length from its pins, and reassemble the toothbrush.

Probably should fully discharge the old battery before trying to remove it.

raylat2002 - Reply

This is ridiculous. I've never had changing a battery be so complicated. I'll find another brand that is easier...so done with this!!!

Drena A Dobra - Reply

And Drena A Dobra, found an other brand that has an easier to replace battery?

I don't think so. This is common use. They make it all the time more difficult.

Kostenzer - Reply

Dear Joanna, I have an alternative suggestion for the screwdriver operation. You can heat carefully the outer part of the hand pieces. You should cover the rest of the pieces so approximately 1.5cm is exposed to the heat of eg. A heat gun. When is heated (give it a several tried to not overheat the plastic) then you bring enough force on the distal part like in your description. When assembling apply some silicongrease to the distal and proximal seals to garantee smooth assembly and setting of the seals and to achieve continued waterresistance of the body. Regards and success!

Leo van de Goor - Reply

Had a problem where toothbrush would shut off right after turning on. Turns out the tab on the positive electrode had came loose. I tried soldering but the tab would not take on any solder (probably should have sanded the surface first). Finally just used a copper wire instead of the tab and fully functional after soldering.

Note sanding the battery electrode surface greatly helps solder to stick.

Howard - Reply

Howard is a genius.

ToH

Howard Woodard - Reply

I have a Philips HX 6240 air floss……I thought the battery was dead, then decided the charger was faulty, stayed on only 1 second then died, batter charge light went out after 30 seconds….not sure how to,separate it, as it has a join 2/3 the way up…..

tried something odd…..I pressed and held the power button whilst pressing the jet button at the same time, it suddenly started working jetting water out…….now works with just the jet button and charge light staying on……maybe it was a stuck button, preventing charging and it working, may have fixed it….

Steve jones - Reply

My toothbrush randomly turns on and off, and won’t shut off by using the button, sometimes it runs for a minute then shuts itself off, all through the day and night , I had to take it off the charger to drain the battery so it won’t wake me up anymore,, what is the problem with my toothbrush?any info would be appreciated, Chuck

clksage1 - Reply

Water got inside. You need to disassemble it, then clean, dry and assemble back.

Igor K -

Sad that the battery is almost as much as just buying a new toothbrush.

Rosco 1776 - Reply

Does anyone know how long a the bttery must last?

F Samadi - Reply

Popping out the battery was a little tricky. I suggest pushing it out from the slot in the back instead of trying to pull it out.

Thomas P - Reply

Hi @clksage1, There is a good video out there that describes the button getting clogged up. Soak for 20 min in warm watter then ‘massage’ the button to squeeze the goop out. Sounds like it may help your brush.

Jeffrey Love - Reply

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