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Old 03-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #16
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Point taken, however, I never said that all batteries that were not intended to be user replaceable were in fact replaceable, nor did I say that I myself could replace every battery in every e-reader. Of course, if anyone really wanted to prove it could be done, I suppose someone could replace the battery in the non-touch Kindle. The difficulty simply makes it not worthwhile.
I am wondering about the You Tube showing the battery being replaced on a Kindle keyboard is not real. Or do you consider the K3 to be a "touch" Kindle?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #17
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One big advantage for battery operated devices like the jetBook Lite is that you never
need to wait while the batteries are charging, you just replace the drained batteries
with ones that you have already charged up. You could even use primary (non-rechargeable) batteries in a pinch. A set of four NiMH rechargeable batteries costs
about $10. With two sets and a charger you can always have a charged set ready to
go long before the set you are using runs out.

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I am wondering about the You Tube showing the battery being replaced on a Kindle keyboard is not real. Or do you consider the K3 to be a "touch" Kindle?
K3 is not a Touch Kindle. It has physical buttons and a keyboard, the screen has no touch response.

The K4 is glued together in multiple spots, making if difficult to replace parts, including the battery.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:59 AM   #19
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Like Ken, I'm a JetBook Lite fan.

That being said, I have replaced batteries on MP3 players and other devices that were designed to be expensive disposables. It depends on the user's skills to a great degree, but Lithium batteries can throw some unexpected curves. Just ask the engineers at Boeing.

Be very, very sure your replacement battery is really intended to be a compatible replacement battery -- electrical characteristics are important. Physical size is important. How much glue and adhesive padding the manufacturer used can make the job even more of a hassle.

The first time I charge up any device with a replaced lithium battery I do it in the garage, on a concrete floor, with nothing flammable near it.

That being said, it is often possible. Good luck!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:53 AM   #20
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K3 is not a Touch Kindle. It has physical buttons and a keyboard, the screen has no touch response.

The K4 is glued together in multiple spots, making if difficult to replace parts, including the battery.
Yes, the K4 has glue. The K3, Touch, and PW, don't.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #21
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E-Readers from the "small" brands like Pocketbook, Cybook, Onyx, Bebook, most Hanlin clones come with user replacable batteries.
As far as the cybook goes barety for gen 3 and opus are replacable. Not for Orizon / odyssey.

Prs-T1 battery is not replaceable.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #22
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The batteries in my Sony PRS-350s are replaceable, and are under $20. I'll definitely replace them as needed, but so far after 2 years, my 2 original 350s are still going strong, and a few other used 350s I bought also have zero battery problems.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:32 PM   #23
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #24
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I don't expect to have to replace the battery in my Kindle PW any time soon as the unit is only a few months old, but it does look simple if one had to do it. With how the price of ereaders is going down as it has been though it might eventually reach the point where it costs more to buy the replacement battery than it would to get a new Kindle PW or other ereader.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #25
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I have replaced batteries in several iPods. Ifixit.com is a great resource. It has step by step instruction, pictures, and parts for sale.
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Not always. The battery in a Kindle Non-Touch CANNOT be replaced - not by anyone. It's glued in, and you can't remove the battery without destroying the device. If you believe that you know better, a lot of people would, I'm sure, love to see you demonstrate this .
Is this what you mean? It has buttons so it appears to be a k4nt having its battery changed.

Found the link elsewhere on MR.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:41 AM   #27
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Is this what you mean? It has buttons so it appears to be a k4nt having its battery changed.

Found the link elsewhere on MR.
Ha! All I can say is "try it and see" . Seriously, the K4 is so thoroughly glued together, that you're unlikely to succeed without destroying it.
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Ha! All I can say is "try it and see" . Seriously, the K4 is so thoroughly glued together, that you're unlikely to succeed without destroying it.
Two points: I'm sure it can be done and I'm also sure it's not worth doing.
Since I don't have a Kindle I'm not going to try it but the only glue I've found that won't release when the right solvent is applied is that which melts the plastic & 'welds' the pieces together. And I've taken that apart by cutting thru the weld with a very thin-bladed saw, then used the same glue to re-weld it. That pretty much supposes you know what glue was used. (in most cases where I've taken glued pieces apart they were models that I'd assembled so yes, I did know what glue was used.) Without that you'd probably need a good chemistry lab-or lots & lots of trial & error. Maybe both. Like I said, doesn't seem worthwhile.
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Two points: I'm sure it can be done and I'm also sure it's not worth doing.
Agreed.

I chimed in because of a bizarre/absolute claim earlier in the thread that "the battery in a Kindle Non-Touch CANNOT be replaced - not by anyone."

Srsly? Does the poster think that not even the design engineers or manufacturer could do it? CIA fabricators? Mad scientists at MIT?

There is so much good info on MR that it's jarring to read something so easily disprovable presented with such strong conviction.
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Agreed.

I chimed in because of a bizarre/absolute claim earlier in the thread that "the battery in a Kindle Non-Touch CANNOT be replaced - not by anyone."

Srsly? Does the poster think that not even the design engineers or manufacturer could do it? CIA fabricators? Mad scientists at MIT?

There is so much good info on MR that it's jarring to read something so easily disprovable presented with such strong conviction.
Go ahead and prove me wrong, then, if you disbelieve me .
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