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Battery Replacement for the VENSTAR Taco

This guide demonstrates how to replace the battery in the VENSTAR Taco.

  • Author: Alex Schlake
  • Time estimate: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

This guide describes all of the necessary steps to replace the battery in the VENSTAR Taco. This guide is needed when the original device battery no longer holds a charge. Hazards when following this guide are risks associated with soldering the wires from the battery to the motherboard. The tool involved in replacing the battery is a soldering tool.

Step 1 Battery Replacement  ¶ 

A black fabric covers the ribbon retaining flap, remove it using the curved tweezers as it can be a fire hazard when soldering.

Step 1 Battery Replacement  ¶ 

  • A black fabric covers the ribbon retaining flap, remove it using the curved tweezers as it can be a fire hazard when soldering.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the battery from the side of the casing.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery from the side of the casing.

Step 3  ¶ 

Using a portable soldering iron, melt the solder on the red and black wires on the logic board.  Be careful as you are working with the hot metal, it can burn you!

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Using a portable soldering iron, melt the solder on the red and black wires on the logic board. Be careful as you are working with the hot metal, it can burn you!

  • As an alternative to soldering, you can cut the red and black wires close to the battery and strip the ends. Then crimp the new battery's wires to the old wires on the board, making sure to match red to red and black to black.