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Old 04-30-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Red face Repairing a Rocket Ebook

I have an old Rocket Ebook Pro whose battery won't hold a charge. The first thing I need to find out is how to open the silly thing to put in a replacement battery. Anyway to walk me thru it will be appreciated. Thanks, JerryPrism
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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There are tiny inset screws recessed at each corner on the back of the device. All you need to do is take those out and pry the front and back apart. The hard part is going to be finding a replacement battery.

I had my rocket ebook apart a few times, so I don't think you need to worry too much, just be gentle when you're separating the front and back.
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I was doing pretty well with six AAA rechargeable batteries soldered together. Just when you will do so, attach to your new battery pack the thermoresistor that is stuck to your current battery.
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I took it apart and didn't catch where to hook up the 3 wires to the batteries. Looks like they get soldered into place. I'm going to have a computer friend of mine do the soldering
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Good Luck! I hope it works out well for you. I've played with one, and it was like my old EBW1150 which I loved so much.
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I took it apart and didn't catch where to hook up the 3 wires to the batteries. Looks like they get soldered into place. I'm going to have a computer friend of mine do the soldering
The wires are soldered at the battery end and plug into the PCB. Pull the plug straight out toward the edge of the board. Draw yourself a picture of where the wires go on the battery as one is positive, one negative and the third goes to the thermal gizmo wedged between the cells.

I don't remember for sure whether the cells are Nicd or NmHi but can buy them from Digikey for less than $4 each.

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