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Talkabout250 How does one remove the compartment for battery replacement? I was given (2) as a gift, minus the manuels. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

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I just went to replace the batteries in my 250's after 7 years of sitting unused and I also had to PRY the battery compartments off after wrestling with them for 15 min. to no avail & very sore hands LOL. Just take a medium sized flat blade screw driver, place it between the sides of the cover split and give a small downward TWIST, then do the same in the middle of the back of the compartment to break them loose then you can pull them straight off. I used a TINY dab of HAND CREAM and rubbed it along the inside SIDES of the compartment before replacing and now they come off nice & easy but are still very secure for future battery changes !

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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After the last guy's suggestion (which worked, who had've thought just to pull hard) we had to pry the battery cover a little to get it started.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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Hold the body of radio in left hand using the right hand, wrapping hand around both sides of bottom and pull hard. The bottom will come off, so pull hard.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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