All about Battery Replacement
Battery replacement means changing the battery in a device that uses one, like a flashlight or remote control. Replacing batteries is not complicated, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. It only takes about five minutes to learn how to properly change batteries with three simple tips:
First, identify the type of battery your device needs. Second, make sure the area around your device is clean before beginning. Last, take care not to touch any metal parts on the inside or outside of your device when you remove or replace its cover or it may short-circuit.
Step 1: Identify the type of battery your device needs
If there is no label at all and you need to open up the case to look inside, look for what type of watch battery fits in this area and buy that type from a specialty store.
Step 2: Make sure the area around your device is clean before beginning
If there is a label, it will give you important information about the battery. Make sure your device has enough charge to power up the screen so you can read this information before opening it up.
If your device hasn’t been used for some time, make sure its battery isn’t dead before trying to replace it. If you can’t get the screen to come on, try pressing down on its top or side to move any liquid (and dirt) out of its way. Once the area is clean and dry, check the label. If it says to use the battery that fits in this battery slot, then the next step is to find a store that sells replacement batteries.
Step 3: Take care not to touch any metal parts on the inside or outside of your device when you remove or replace its cover or it may short-circuit
If your device’s cord is plugged into an accessory outlet, it’s safe to remove its cover and get a new battery. If there are no loose wires, you will be able to look down inside and find the battery where it goes. However, if your device’s cord is plugged into the wall, it will require more caution.
If you remove the cover and look for where the battery goes, make sure you don’t touch any metal parts in there and check to see if it has liquid or dirt inside. If so, clean it up before inserting the new battery.
If nothing looks wrong inside the casing, put on some rubber gloves while working with the device to ensure there are no sharp edges that could cut you. Locate where the cord goes into your device and work around its edges slowly and carefully until you reach where the cord plugs into it.