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Use this guide to replace a worn-out or dead battery in your OP-Z.

  1. Unlock the four rubber feet by turning them 90° counterclockwise using your thumb or finger tip. There is a tiny mark on every foot facing the bottom edge of the OP-Z. After turning them they should face towards the short edge where the on/off switch is. There is a tiny mark on every foot facing the bottom edge of the OP-Z. After turning them they should face towards the short edge where the on/off switch is.
    • Unlock the four rubber feet by turning them 90° counterclockwise using your thumb or finger tip.

    • There is a tiny mark on every foot facing the bottom edge of the OP-Z. After turning them they should face towards the short edge where the on/off switch is.

  2. When turning the OP-Z over again the bottom plate should come off by itself (thanks gravity). If the bottom plate won’t come off you might want to make sure every foot is rotated correctly and  gently tug on one of them.
    • When turning the OP-Z over again the bottom plate should come off by itself (thanks gravity).

    • If the bottom plate won’t come off you might want to make sure every foot is rotated correctly and gently tug on one of them.

  3. Remove the bottom plate including the rubber feet.
    • Remove the bottom plate including the rubber feet.

  4. Use your fingernail or a spudger to lift the battery on the right side where the notch is. Use your fingernail or a spudger to lift the battery on the right side where the notch is.
    • Use your fingernail or a spudger to lift the battery on the right side where the notch is.

  5. Remove the battery. When installing the new battery make sure you put it in contact side first.
    • Remove the battery.

    • When installing the new battery make sure you put it in contact side first.

Conclusion

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

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery: Charge it to 100% and keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Then use your device until it shuts off due to low battery. Finally, charge it uninterrupted to 100%.

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