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Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Power off the Star trek Bluetooth Communicator before disassembling.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the black plastic cover by gently pulling it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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.

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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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