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Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement

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  1. Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement, Face plate removal: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Start by removing the 4 screws to take off the aluminum face-plate.

  2. Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Pry the aluminum face-plate carefully using a plastic spudger while applying gentle pressure. This will reveal the 4 black screws underneath.

    • You will need a micro phillips screwdriver to remove these tiny screws. You will find that it requires considerable torque to loosen them, so to avoid stripping the head, really push in with the screwdriver while applying torque.

  3. Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully pry the plastic cover with a pick to pop the insert out. Watch the micro USB port that is sticking out.

  4. Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pry up the battery from underneath the connector. But remember the orientation, red wires to the outside exposed wire on the connector facing upward.

    • The battery MAY still be attached to the plate. Buy some double sided tape, because disposal of the old battery will likely include the existing tape.

  5. Ring Doorbell 1st Generation Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Two Lithium polymer batteries are connected back to back and in parallel to the regulator. The batteries are rated at 9.47w @ 3.75v each.

    • When you are satisfied that the battery is properly installed, the new battery should have enough charge that you will see at least one of several LED's light up. You can then close up. But if not, charge the unit via USB to see if the LED's are functioning. If not, check the battery connection.


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

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Greg Beeblebrox

Member since: 06/11/14

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This is one of the few products that it's rarely if ever necessary to replace a battery in, as the warranty will cover a rapidly draining or not-charging battery. I'm glad you didn't tear down your chime, too! ;)

pyrodice - Reply

disagree. my battery went.

ralph -

Without a doubt there is a fault with the batteries on these 2020 5UM5E5 models. I’ve just had to replace the battery in mine. Bought from here.

Matt Crooke -

Where can the battery be purchased?

Mike Menendez - Reply

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