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How to cahnge the battery on a sentry safe

How and where do I change the battery on my sentry model v260 safe...the low battery light is flashing and I dont know where to go to change the battery. thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    look for battery

  • diaboli Feb 21, 2008

    how and where do I change the battery on my sentry model v260 safe...the low battery light is flashing and I dont know where to go to change the battery. thanks

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    Same problem as junglejimys, how to change battery on aV260 safe.

  • hncart1313 Dec 10, 2008

    Will changing the battteries change the push button combination?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    How do I change battery in Sentry Safe?



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There is a small opening on the front number panel of safe. Use a small hex screwdriver or pin to insert into opening. It will open up the front panel (slide panel to right to take off) showing you 4 AA batteries. Just replace and close panel. Very simple to do. I wish the manual show me how. Instead of trying to figure it out for hours.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

  • patti heil Oct 02, 2011

    Worked like a charm!!! Thanks!!


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I cange the battery but the key pad will not work on my sentery a2858 safe

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The Best Solution above worked good on a Sentry S3807 safe.

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