Introduction

This detailed guide will cover the particulars on how to replace a defective battery in the Wand Company Star Trek Communicator.

Parts

No parts required.

Before you proceed, try to completely drain your battery charge since a charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
  • Before you proceed, try to completely drain your battery charge since a charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

  • Power off the Star trek Bluetooth Communicator before disassembling.

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Remove the four T6 Torx screws (1.70mm) located on the back of the device. Remove the black plastic cover by gently pulling it.
  • Remove the four T6 Torx screws (1.70mm) located on the back of the device.

  • Remove the black plastic cover by gently pulling it.

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Remove the protective foam located around the speaker and charging magnets. Be careful not to lose the two magnets located between the microphone and the speaker. The magnets can be easily removed if they come in contact with other magnetic materials.
  • Remove the protective foam located around the speaker and charging magnets.

  • Be careful not to lose the two magnets located between the microphone and the speaker. The magnets can be easily removed if they come in contact with other magnetic materials.

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Remove the two Phillips PH0 (0.9mm) screws located to the side of each magnet.
  • Remove the two Phillips PH0 (0.9mm) screws located to the side of each magnet.

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Remove the black cover.
  • Remove the black cover.

  • Do not try to completely separate the black cover from the rest of the device since there are wires attached to the speaker and microphone.

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Remove the protective foam attached to the battery.
  • Remove the protective foam attached to the battery.

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Remove the five Phillips PH0 (0.9mm) screws located at the top and bottom of the silver plate. Remove the five Phillips PH0 (0.9mm) screws located at the top and bottom of the silver plate.
  • Remove the five Phillips PH0 (0.9mm) screws located at the top and bottom of the silver plate.

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Remove the silver plate.
  • Remove the silver plate.

I didn't have to remove the silver plate to replace my battery, I was able to unplug and remove the battery with the plate in place. Your mileage may vary.

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Use the spudger to lift the battery.
  • Use the spudger to lift the battery.

  • Be careful not to lose the sensors located on the hinges of the antenna grill. If removed from their location, put them gently back into place.

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Grab the white connector tip of the battery wires and pull it. You might have to pull with moderate force in order to remove it. Grab the white connector tip of the battery wires and pull it. You might have to pull with moderate force in order to remove it.
  • Grab the white connector tip of the battery wires and pull it. You might have to pull with moderate force in order to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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Do you think the heat generated during charging is damaging the Lithium Ion cells? My communicator spends the majority of its time on the charger and I noticed recently that A) the battery may be decaying and B) it's quite warm! I've been wondering if one could make an effective heatsink using a thermal pad to radiate heat to the silver plate? I'm also thinking that adding a 1-2mm rubber bumper on the charger would be good for introducing a bit of an air gap. I find that the magnetic field is strong enough to still charge the device even if it is not quite in contact with the charging stand.

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