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Old 02-17-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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After many, many hours the battery is not holding a charge like it should. No store in my "small" town had one. Anyone know of a good source to order from.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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After many, many hours the battery is not holding a charge like it should. No store in my "small" town had one. Anyone know of a good source to order from.
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I tried to take the back off my 360 to see what kind of battery it used. I found a notch where I could get a fingernail in but was afraid to exert to much pressure lest I break it. So, I guess I can't help.

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The cover slides down with a bit of firm pressure.
The reset buton resides next to the battery so it says good things about the PB360 if you've never removed the cover.

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Old 02-18-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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But where can you find a replacement battery? I've looked all over the various "official" Pocketbook sites ... can't find where to purchase one.

Anyone know?

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Apparently it is only available direct from the manufacturer in China.
It is labeled h503456.
They are quite affordable, US$2-6 depending on volume.
Unfortunately, I think a group buy is probably not in the cards; their minimum order is 1000 units

Still, if anybody wants to look into it:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/33...9_1000mAh.html
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:53 PM   #6
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But where can you find a replacement battery? I've looked all over the various "official" Pocketbook sites ... can't find where to purchase one.
Anyone know?
I'm not 100% sure but as Pocketbook 360 and Cybook Opus are principially the same device (only the form factor and the firmware are different) they probably use the same battery. Bookeen sells it on their site, but it is a little bit expensive. But maybe you can check the specifications and search at other places.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:03 AM   #7
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The cover slides down with a bit of firm pressure.
The reset buton resides next to the battery so it says good things about the PB360 if you've never removed the cover.
Speaking of timely! An hour after I read your message my 360 froze and I had to use the reset button.
The location of the reset switch and how to get at it, at this point in time, is almost serendipitous.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:45 AM   #8
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I would try emailing USA customer service.

service@pocketbook-usa.com

Let us know what they say!
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:34 PM   #9
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I did email pocketbook usa and they do have batteries. So I have one on the way.
Can't wait as I can only get about 1,000 pages before I need a recharge.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:04 AM   #10
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So now, my next question is: How long can you keep and unused battery around before it becomes useless? As in, not use it, but keep it for a spare for the future. Can you seal it up and put it in the freezer/fridge or something?

I ask becaue the PB360 is exACTly what I want for a book reader. Mainly for all the configurable buttons (and other things to change) - and the cover. It reads books. That's all I need/want. But, I don't trust any company to not "improve" and muck up a perfectly good (for me) device. Thus, my want for a battery for future use.

So, can I save a battery for the future without ruining the battery?

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Old 05-09-2011, 03:42 AM   #11
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I think this is the same battery that is used for the PB360. Costs around 12 dollars, dont know what the shipping is. Also it seems the connector is possible the right type of connector as well.

I am going to be needing one of these very soon. Since my new replacement PB360 for some reason came with a battery that right from the start didn't charge correctly.

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Old 06-02-2011, 03:52 PM   #12
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Just wondering if anyone knows of a replacement battery for the pb360 that has a higher amp hour life then the standard battery? in the same form factor.

The original batter is a 1000mAh battery ( h503456 Polymer Lithium Ion Battery ).

It would be nice if when we have to replace the battery if we could get a higher amp hour version to replace the standard battery with to increase the time between charges even more.
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I think this is the same battery that is used for the PB360. Costs around 12 dollars, dont know what the shipping is. Also it seems the connector is possible the right type of connector as well.

I am going to be needing one of these very soon. Since my new replacement PB360 for some reason came with a battery that right from the start didn't charge correctly.
Thought I would update my post. I ended up not getting a replacement battery because the battery fixed itself. LOL no idea how it just started working properly.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:22 AM   #14
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Maybe it is of some interest for European users:

According to this post in the German forum

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...06&postcount=3

Pocketbook Germany is selling replacement batteries now, too. Their price is 15 Euros.
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thanks for the heads up Billi, this is very good to know!
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