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Old 09-24-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: NH
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Yes, and Apple and Microsoft also say their batteries are not use replaceable, yet they are.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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Maybe with it posted twice he'll figure out he was wrong
My bad on that NHD!

I did not look at your link specifically, I just got tired of being lectured to and did the 5 minute google.....
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I've been looking over the links y'all provided. So it looks like the battery could be replaced, but it would be a pain in the ass.

I ordered one anyway. I like that the storage capacity can be expanded with a memory card.

What's with Amazon's pricing? When I ordered mine yesterday, it was $48.70. Today, it's $52.50.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: NH
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They don't design them to be replaceable, they bet that your going to replace it before the battery dies, but if you know a geek it'd be an easy job.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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Between the two of us, the DH and I are probably geek enough to replace it. Having the ability to expand the storage capacity with a memory card means this player might not become obsolete too soon, so it would be good to be able to replace the battery.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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It takes a few years. Just realize that unlike NiMH or NiCd, Li-ion batetries have a problem with evaporation of the (substrate? Electrolytic component layer? I dunno) stuff. They say don't let it FULLY discharge (impossible since the machine needs a certain voltage to run, this is not lie the old tape decks of yesteryear) and not to leave it plugged in too long for charging (the battery will heat up and lose material faster).

Most of these things can have the battery replaced, but I found with my Garmin (700?) that it can be a pain in the butt (it was necessary to re-seat the battery in my unit. It would not turn on!!!!).
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