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Old 06-24-2006, 01:15 PM
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Question Samsung YP-Z5 battery replacement..

hi.. i'm trying to decide if i shoud get the yp-z5 or sansa's e200 series.. is the battery for the yp-z5 user-replaceable..? according to the specs, the battery is a 820mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Rechargeable.. where is it located exactly and is it easy to remove/replace..? i can't see it in the disassembly photos in the reviews.. it would be very helpful if i can see some photos showing where the battery is located and how it is connected.. hopefully it is not soldered into the unit as is the case in the ipod nano..

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Old 06-24-2006, 03:06 PM
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You can purchase the battery directly from Samsung for around $40. It is not too hard to take it apart and get to the battery wich just plugs into the main board. This will void your warrenty, but by the time the batter runs out your warrenty will have expired.

I will be writing up a how to on this soon.
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:26 PM
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thanks for the quick reply.. i'll be looking forward to your how to..
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:49 PM
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You can purchase the battery directly from Samsung for around $40. It is not too hard to take it apart and get to the battery wich just plugs into the main board. This will void your warrenty, but by the time the batter runs out your warrenty will have expired.

I will be writing up a how to on this soon.

Does "not too hard" mean "it's simple for anyone handy with a soldering iron" or "it's feasible for someone who can use a screwdriver and that's about it"?
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:58 PM
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Does "not too hard" mean "it's simple for anyone handy with a soldering iron" or "it's feasible for someone who can use a screwdriver and that's about it"?
You need a screw driver, a delicate touch, and some patience... no soldering is involved.
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:18 AM
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Hi I just opened the Z5F ... and the battery is sticked to the backside. You can open the player with 4 screws on the side and get the battery out easily, and just plug in the other battery (a small plug).

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Old 06-28-2006, 07:13 AM
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Nice photo. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2006, 04:36 PM
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thanks for the photo.. hmmm.. i wonder.. would an ipod battery work on that..? how about digital camera batteries..? i'm planning on putting in a 1000mAh to give it more juice..
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Sorry for the off-topic question, but Is there a standard USB port on this, or just a proprietary dock port?
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:45 PM
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Proprietary dock


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Default test Z5f

I just did some tests on the Z5F. First of all I did a durability test where I continuously played an Album (U2 in this case) at 50% of its soundlevel. The player shut down the screen and backlight and played on for something less than 48 hours (46 hours and 25 minutes to be more precise). When the system shut down the capacity was rated at 846mAh (Voltage ranged from 3,4 to 4,15V). ASTONISHING...

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Old 07-19-2006, 08:50 AM
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Hi I just opened the Z5F ... and the battery is sticked to the backside. You can open the player with 4 screws on the side and get the battery out easily, and just plug in the other battery (a small plug).

will an ipod battery work on that..? if it will, what generation..?
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:00 AM
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Gheez ... i dont know... The dimensions of an Ipod Nano are 37x22x4,3mm3 (based on http://www.vintagecomp.com/room/mact.../iPodnano.html ) but has capacity of only 680mAh ... the Z5 has a capacity of at least 820mAh


If you find more dimensions of the Ipod you can check it out yourself! The working voltage probably will be the same!
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Why would you want to use an iPod battery in there anyway?
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:36 AM
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Why would you want to use an iPod battery in there anyway?
you see that small plug there.. i only saw that in ipod batteries.. and i'm not planning on putting in a 680mAh.. more like 800-1000mAh..
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I was going to say... Lol. It's already got an 850 so if you'll have to go greater than that for anything better.
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I was going to say... Lol. It's already got an 850 so if you'll have to go greater than that for anything better.
i believe a 1000mah battery is available..

anyways, i need a clarification.. is the plug for the battery used in the samsung z5 the same as the plug used in ipods..? they look similar in the photo above but i need somebody to confirm this..
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Good news for users like myself who plan on sticking with an mp3 player longer than 1.5 years. *cough*cough*ipod*cough*
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i believe a 1000mah battery is available..

anyways, i need a clarification.. is the plug for the battery used in the samsung z5 the same as the plug used in ipods..? they look similar in the photo above but i need somebody to confirm this..
You might as well solder the original Samsung connector onto your replacement Li-Ion if you're that keen to replace the battery. Then you're guaranteed it'll work.
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If it's $40 to buy a battery from Samsung, how much will they charge to replace the battery for you?
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