Question about Compaq iPAQ H3765 Pocket PC
I need to install the battery and I can not get the unit open to install it!!
Nivensm, I don’t think you need two exclamation marks and an all-caps ‘help’. ;o)
I’m not quite sure what cparr meant by ease the case from the back center to the corners. ?
But, anyway, I’ll give my story: After years of retirement, I went to turn on my iPAQ and no luck. Charged it over night (orange charge light blinked) but no luck. It would turn on in the cradle though. So I assumed it was the battery. I bought one on ebay for a little more than $9 shipped. I think Amazon might have been better because they include a little screwdriver and installation instructions for around $9 (not sure if shipping is included for that price though). Even though the four visible screws are hex, I used a very small flathead, no problem. Where I did have a problem is, what do I do from there? The four screws were out but the back cover wasn’t easily coming off. I didn’t want to force anything. Were there more screws I was missing? Maybe one under the sticker? Maybe the case had to be taken off a certain way. Etc., etc. I spent 1.5 hours looking on the web for a how-to on taking the 3765 apart! At best, I found a few dead links and a few scattered barely helpful threads. Nothing on youtube either, like I had hoped. :o( Anyway, I hope this helps anyone in my shoes:
Undue all four screws (no more). Like I mentioned, a very small flathead will work if you don’t have the correct star/hex tool. Make sure the stylus is ejected. Turn the little hidden button from ‘battery on’ to ‘battery off’. Then, just pick a spot along the edge and start carefully prying. No one spot is easier than another, they are all sealed pretty tightly. But once you do get a bit of separation in one spot, it gets easier. Move your way around the unit. There are quite a bit of snaps. Once the two halves are free, open the two halves carefully/slowly because the two halves will be connected via the battery ribbon. The battery is double taped to the back case and the ribbon connection goes across to the main internals located in the front half of the case. Unplug the battery ribbon connection and then separate the two halves. The battery unplugs easily and the battery comes off the back half case but not without using a butter knife or something similar to get down in there between the battery and case to push through the double sticky tape. Install is reverse, obviously, but you need to decide how to attach your battery to the back wall. I used a few drops of silicone glue.
Just barely helpful: http://www.pocketpcpower.net/PGF.htm
This has a link to take apart directions but the link appears to be broken. Bummer. http://www.directfix.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HP1024&Category _Code=BATT
Posted on May 22, 2010
You'll need a very small flat screwdriver and ease the case open from the back center to the corners. Then the sides should pop loose.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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