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Replacing Sony NW-A1000 battery

I have a replacement battery for my Sony NW-A1000. Anyone know how to remove the back of the device to access the battery? (I've successfully removed the plastic front cover but not the metal back cover.)

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  • stefaniacap1 Nov 18, 2008

    I know..probably I'm stupid...but pls..can you be clearer about replacing that bloody battery??? I can/t understand really!!! I scratched my player trying to open the case. I saw pictures, but I can't understand...pls..can you be clearer...the loop is really hard to pull up...

    Pls help me!!

    thank you!!




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Using a pair of pliers grab the silver loop on the back of that player. This is pulled up and backwards at an angle. it is held on by an adhesive pad. Once that is off the back just slots off like many mobile phone backs. Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 18, 2007

    Sorry pictures are a bit small...

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 18, 2007

    Sorry pictures are a bit small...



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Sorry to hear about your problem.

The only solution I can suggest is not easy and you need to be confident around electronics.

The following web-site shows how to dismantle a Sony NW-A1000 player:

At this point, you could try getting your artist-link button back into place, or just remove it.

I really don't see any other option here. The cavity of the button is too small and awkward to yank it out from the outside, and not butcher your player's case. Good luck! And remember, if you have to open the case, thousands have done it before you!

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