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Subject: Replacing battery of Sansa Clip Zip?

Replacing battery of Sansa Clip Zip?

From: Martin Steigerwald via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:36:50 +0200

Hi!

I have two Sansa Clip Zip with a battery that gives up at less than half
of its capacity. It often enough happened that they crash and then
cannot be switched on anymore or that they cannot be switched on anymore
after I have switched them off before. They then do not respond, aka
switch on, to being connecting to an USB charger. After usually half a
day or day they can be charged again but lost their time and according
to display charge an empty battery.

I consider replacing the batteries and see that there are replacement
batteries available at Ebay. But I do not even know how to open those
players. There is a very tiny hole near the power button.

I did not find any instructions on how to replace the battery.

Did someone here replace the battery? How complex / tedious has this
been?

Any other Rockbox players to recommend?

I also have a Sansa e260 with aging battery. I bet it would be easier to
replace the battery of that model. As Sandisk even sold replacement
battery kits for that model. And I already found Youtube video about
replacing the battery.

I had some strange distracting noise while playback with that Sansa
e260, but if its easier to maintain the battery on those models, I'd
rather go for some more of these. Although I really like those small and
tiny Sansa Clip Zip.

Any other recommendations?

Thanks,

-- 
Martin
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