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Difficult to open battery pocket in Maxell's HP/NC-IV head phones

With the Maxell HP/NC-IV headphones, they have done such a nice job of streamlining/disguising the battery compartment that it is next to impossible to ever get it open again to change the batteries (assuming you, also, tossed your directions after the first installation).  Short of a bigger hammer- does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    cant open the battery compartment

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    not sure what indentation are meant as well as it the left of the right head phone or the left headphone.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    It worked... thank you very much, I was on a 14 hour flight to China with no idea of who to open my headphones..... That's what I get for not reading the instructions, so on my trip be to the states.... I can enjoy my music thanks to you......

  • Big D Nov 27, 2012

    the batteries are found on the side without the power switch. use both thumbs pushing the silver oval "Maxell" down.

  • Kat Matley Jan 10, 2017

    I need an answer for mine. Mine has a separate battery compartment at the end of the cord, and will not open.


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Put both thumbs in the indentations on the LEFT headphone cup and pull down.  Hard.
The silver "Maxell" oval (along with the lower third of the headphone cup cover) will come off, revealing the two AAA batteries.

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  • hoagluk Jun 17, 2011

    CTIMike's description got me going in the right direction. But I could not get it to open using my thumbs. I had to stick a butter knife very gently into the groove that would form a line under the word "Maxell" if it were continuous. I then very gently twisted the knife to push the bottom third of the cover in the down direction. Then, as CTIMike said "The silver "Maxell" oval (along with the lower third of the headphone cup cover) will come off".

  • John S Aug 23, 2011

    Push your thumbnail into the groove at the top of the Chrome oval, above the silver oval with Maxell on it. That is where the catch is. The battery cover comes off easily like this.

  • micknlory
    micknlory Jan 10, 2012

    Pushing at the top of the Chrome Oval was the key. Thank you.

  • Noah McMahon
    Noah McMahon Nov 14, 2012

    how to close it then?


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