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Old 11-20-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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Is the battery replaceable on a 600?

Sorry if this has been covered but I can't find it anywhere. Is it possible to replace the battery on a 600 (either yourself or by sending it to Sony) if it needs a new one in a few years?

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Old 11-20-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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While it's not officially user replaceable, opening the 600 is very easy (just two screws) and the battery is immediately accessible.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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Officially, it has to be replaced by Sony.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:51 AM   #4
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While it's not officially user replaceable, opening the 600 is very easy (just two screws) and the battery is immediately accessible.
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But where would you get a replacement battery?

Knowing Sony, letting them do it will probably cost a fortune I fear.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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Here's a battery for 500 and 505 and I think it is compatible with 600 too.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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Yes, according to the rough comparative measurements I was able to make (the photo of the 505 battery is angled, so it wasn't perfect), that battery is the same size as the 600 one in the photo. It's a little weaker, though, only 750mAh instead of the 840mAh the 600 battery in the photo seems to have. Though, if you're battery is dead, I guess it's better than nothing
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:16 PM   #7
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I took a two year warranty with Sony, I think they would not charge for warranty covered readers. Although, I bet the battery dies in 3 years on average.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #8
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Hi

When you will need to replace your battery (besides a miss working one of course) so much time will have passed that, almost for sure, you will be using a new much more powerful eBook reader.
These machines have changed the game as they just last so long that even getting the “normal” totally battery cycles - lets say 500 - one does get several years out of them, I will say at least 5 minimum of the minimum.

So enjoy your reader and have fun.

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:29 PM   #9
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While I agree the battery should hold out for a very, very long time, I am not sure your assumption here shows the entire picture. True, the battery might still be working decently after 5, 6 years, but in my experience all batteries lose part of their capacity over time. For example, two years ago I used to be able to get almost three hours of usage from my laptop, these days it barely holds out for more than two - and I have been rather careful to always discharge it fully before charging again. Nothing dramatic, but I do expect in three, four years the battery in my reader will have degraded at least enough to make charging a nuisance, not to mention it will probably not last a whole holiday anymore.

Of course, the future is hard to predict, but I did not buy my reader thinking I would be replacing it in two, three years. As such, it is good to know replacement batteries are available
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #10
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I'm sure someone will come out with a 600 compatible battery by the time the 600 would need one.
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