Introduction

If the battery for your Photive Hydra is not holding a charge, or if it does not charge at all, it may need to be replaced. If you plan on replacing the battery you will need a replacement battery on hand. The battery that this device uses is a ICR18650 -26H.

Unscrew all twelve Hex Head 1.5 (Length-3/8", Head- 1/8") screws using a 1.5mm hex screwdriver.
  • Unscrew all twelve Hex Head 1.5 (Length-3/8", Head- 1/8") screws using a 1.5mm hex screwdriver.

Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the face plate. Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the face plate.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the face plate.

Remove the rubber casing by using your fingers to pull off. Be sure not tear or rip rubber casing.
  • Remove the rubber casing by using your fingers to pull off. Be sure not tear or rip rubber casing.

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Flip the device upside down and remove all eight Phillips (Length-3/8", Head-1/8") Screws using a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Flip the device upside down and remove all eight Phillips (Length-3/8", Head-1/8") Screws using a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver.

Use plastic opening tool to pry off back plate. Move the plastic opening tool along the the device to further pry open the device.
  • Use plastic opening tool to pry off back plate.

  • Move the plastic opening tool along the the device to further pry open the device.

  • Be careful when taking this plate off. You may accidentally damage the water proof seal.

Identify the two Phillips (Length-5/16", Head-1/8") screws holding the battery in place and remove them using a #1 screwdriver. Identify the two Phillips (Length-5/16", Head-1/8") screws holding the battery in place and remove them using a #1 screwdriver.
  • Identify the two Phillips (Length-5/16", Head-1/8") screws holding the battery in place and remove them using a #1 screwdriver.

Remove the ICR18650-26M battery from its position by pulling upwards and out of the casing.
  • Remove the ICR18650-26M battery from its position by pulling upwards and out of the casing.

Conclusion

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

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