Introduction

Removing the battery is an important step because it takes away the power from the device so you don't harm any of the other components. It should be one of the first things you should do.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Flip the device over onto its back
    • Flip the device over onto its back

    • Find the side brush, and unscrew the single screw that connects to brush motor by using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver

    • This screw doesn't completely come out of the yellow side brush

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  2. Locate and Remove the four screws on the back panel by using Phillips #1
    • Locate and Remove the four screws on the back panel by using Phillips #1

    • Once the screws are loose gently pry the back plate away from the body by using the spudger tool.

    • The screws don't completely come out of the panel, but it will still come apart once unscrewed.

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    • Grab the two pieces of green tape with your thumb and index finger

    • Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it

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    • These are the contact points on the Roomba for the battery

    • These are the contact points on the battery

    • If these contact points are dirty, they can be cleaned with a moist microfiber cloth (distilled water recommended)

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Conclusion

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

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