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Introduction

This guide is to show how to open the Ring Doorbell to replace the battery. This is only for the 1st gen ring doorbells as newer versions do not have a battery and require full time power.

  1. Start by removing the 4 screws to take off the aluminum face-plate.
    • Start by removing the 4 screws to take off the aluminum face-plate.

  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.
    • 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.

  3. Carefully pry the plastic coverwith a pick to pop the insert out. Watch the micro USB port that is sticking out.
    • Carefully pry the plastic coverwith a pick to pop the insert out. Watch the micro USB port that is sticking out.

  4. Gently pry up the battery from underneath the connector.
    • Gently pry up the battery from underneath the connector.

    • The battery MAY still be attached to the plate.

  5. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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Greg Beeblebrox

Member since: 06/11/2014

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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

Where can the battery be purchased?

Mike Menendez - Reply

My ring doorbell is a little over a year old and battery is draining very fast so needs to be replaced. Ring says it is out of warranty and solution is to buy a new ring doorbell for $180. Not a good solution in my opinion. I just spent another $50 for the solar panel option (which is only compatible with the first generation ring doorbell) and this does not help so now I have $230 into this doorbell. If anyone knows where a replacement aftermarket battery can be purchased, I would appreciate this info.

bill hitchcock - Reply

Please see my post below. I believe there is hope brother….

John Sanders -

At ham radio festivals there is a guy they call Mr. NICAD. He builds batteries for people. Just ask him.

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