Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to access and replace the R1's battery.

Image 1/1: Gently pry the back cover of the R1 from the the front by using the spudger along the edges.
  • Insert your plastic spudger into the opening near the HDMI port.

  • Gently pry the back cover of the R1 from the the front by using the spudger along the edges.

    • Do not pull the back cover straight off the R1 as components of the speakers will be attached to both sides.

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Image 1/1: This will prevent the speakers from becoming disconnected from the motherboard.
  • Lay the R1 flat like an open book.

    • This will prevent the speakers from becoming disconnected from the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Slide the object along the length of the battery to remove it from the display.
  • Slide a strong thin object, like a thin spudger, between the battery and the display.

  • Slide the object along the length of the battery to remove it from the display.

    • The adhesive holding the battery in place is strong and the battery is quite soft. Take care not to break open the battery.

  • Disengage the battery cables from the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Solder the red cable to the nodule labeled BAT-.
  • Solder the black cable to the nodule labeled BAT+.

  • Solder the red cable to the nodule labeled BAT-.

    • Do not allow the solder from one nodule to touch the other, this may cause the battery to explode.

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Conclusion

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

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