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Old 12-30-2008, 12:06 AM
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Default sansa clip has anyone replaced battery?

Have any of you guys been successful in replacing the 'not replaceable' battery in your 4GB Sansa clip? Somebody has got to figure this out for me. Where would you buy one from? Thanks
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:55 PM
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I am curious also, already thinking of rigging up an external battery of sorts, but not till my battery seems to be near death.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:03 PM
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Clip's battery is not easily replaceable however if it fails within the warranty period (one year), SanDisk will replace the device. But hey, give it time, someone will post a way to replace the battery eventually, especially with the $10.00 refurbs, might be a nice way to get parts.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:27 PM
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Somebody is gonna find a way
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:12 PM
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The size is right that you could put an Ipod Nano battery in the clip. You'd have to solder though to get it in.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:34 PM
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Soldering isnt a problem, anyone know the voltage?
I am not going to tear into mine yet, but when the battery gets to be near death, it will be a fun experiment.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:46 PM
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Clip's battery is not easily replaceable however if it fails within the warranty period (one year), SanDisk will replace the device. But hey, give it time, someone will post a way to replace the battery eventually, especially with the $10.00 refurbs, might be a nice way to get parts.
Great idea! I think with the fuze it's easy to replace the battery right?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:16 PM
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I think with the fuze it's easy to replace the battery right?
Its actually harder then the clip in my experience since you have to solder, and then its extremely difficult to reassemble a fuze once you take it apart.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:07 AM
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um...by the time your battery is nearly dead, I bet these things will cost about $20 for a new one! They were already $30 at Best Buy over the holidays.
Still could be fun though, just for tinkering's sake.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:49 PM
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All you have to do is take apart the clip, get a good battery from a refurb or ebay or whatever, and unsolder then resolder the connection. Easy as pie. I have done several. Voltage is standard for the sandisk line, same as the e200, view and I think almost all the rest. 3.7 volts. hope I helped.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:53 PM
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All you have to do is take apart the clip, get a good battery from a refurb or ebay or whatever, and unsolder then resolder the connection. Easy as pie. I have done several. Voltage is standard for the sandisk line, same as the e200, view and I think almost all the rest. 3.7 volts. hope I helped.
Might be a nice project, but while refurbs are around $10 to $15, it's really not worth the trouble.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:01 AM
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Also, a common problem with the clips, is the battery cable(s) break off because of movement. I have fixed a bunch of those, and replacing the battery is doing just that. Problem is, the refurbs arn't for sale anymore. Can't find them anywhere. I think everyone just snatched them up and they are totally out of stock.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:01 AM
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Woot.com had them earlier this week, and they sold out in less than half a day. But they'll be back.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:47 AM
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I wonder if the battery from a 1 gig could bring a 4 or 8 gig back to life, if so it might be worth the trouble as the lower capacity Clips are often inexpensive
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:07 AM
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In my home town there is a company called Batteries Plus that claims that the job can be done. However, their web site does not list the clip: http://www.batteriesplus.com/models/...s/Sandisk.aspx
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:35 AM
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hey pcman, Can you give us a good write-up on how to do this or show us some pics? sounds like you know as much as anybody about how changing the battery is done. I specifically am interested in the 4gig clip myself. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:20 PM
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In my home town there is a company called Batteries Plus that claims that the job can be done. However, their web site does not list the clip: http://www.batteriesplus.com/models/...s/Sandisk.aspx
How did they claim it can be done to you, since the website doesn't list the Clip?
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:33 PM
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I have seen the glaring omission before, just have not posed the question to a technician. I guess I will ask the question the next time I am in the shop.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:53 AM
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hey guys i actually went and resoldered my broken battery wires! Really easy job, just have to make sure you dont break any of the clips inside the player. you may have a problem charging the battery though, so you may have to get a wall charger with a larger energy output
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:45 PM
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easiest way, just buy at bestbuy, get the gadgets warr, when the device is close to 2 years old, return it and get something else, easy and well worth the 10-20bucks they charge for gadgets warr(depends on device price)
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