Question about iRiver E100 Digital Media Player
Is it easy (for a non technical person) to open up an iriver e100 and take out the battery and put a new one in? Any special tools required? If so could you give me some basic instructions on how to do it? Pictures would be great. Thanks in advance!
I pulled mine apart to find out what to do because without the battery it was preety much useless. I got the top off using my fingernail around the sides. then there are 4 scresw to remove with a jewlers screwdriver. Two are easily sen and the other two are under screed which is held down with a strip of fine glue. the screen comes u without problems showing you the two remaining screes. then the whole circuit board lifts out. the battery is also glued into place and that eaily liftsout with gentle pressure. the trick is the battery wires, red and black, which are soldered into place. so you need a very low heat fine point soldereing iron to do that. Assembly is the reverse with the top piece being pushed into place around the edges. It goes back together very well. I did it twice. Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
I just succeeded in replacing my iRiver battery using jj2412's instructions above. I thought I'd add a bit about my own experience though in case it helps more people.
I found the first two screws easily enough. You just pop off the thumb clicker piece on the front panel, then unscrew them. Then the rest of the front panel comes off with some gentle prying all around the front panel seam with a small flathead screwdriver.
The next part had me stumped though. After prying the screen forward (it swivels on it's bottom end), I couldn't find the second pair of screws jj2412 mentioned underneath. After spending a long time staring at the circuit board looking for them, I gave up and tried just prying it up. And I succeeded, despite never finding any more screws.
It's a little tricky though - there are plastic tabs at the top of the case holding the circuit board in and down. You basically need to bend the circuit board around them. I achieved this with the same small, flathead screwdriver.
I didn't bother attempting to solder the new battery leads on. I just cut the wires to the old battery in the middle, then stripped the ends coming from the circuit board. Then I twisted the bare wires from the new battery into the bare leads coming from the circuit board. I stuck some electronics tape on the new connections to hold them in place and prevent it from shorting, and called it a day. It's worked so far!
Overall this was a lot easier than I thought it would be, as I'm actually not that great with electronics. Good luck everyone!
Posted on Jan 30, 2016
this should help
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