Question about Conair WW81 Weight Watchers Body Fat/Hydration Scale
I have the above model scale. The scale was not acting properly, so I decided to change the battery. I have a new battery, but I can't get it to work. What is the proper way to install this battery?
My scale is an older model, "can't locate model# in or outside" sticker on back plate is RH697. Scale was purposely setup so that no one can change the battery but a tech. Back plate had no instruct as to where battery is and the 4 small phillips screws were covered with rubber filler. I scraped off the rubber filler and opened it up, inside was a computer board which I took out (6 tiny phillip screws) to get to the battery (it was the expected 3V) the battery was front and back soldered in. That was enough for me, this company is nothing but a bandit forcing you to a tech (est. cost 45-60$) or to make another purchase. True piracy, I'm throwing it out. Make sure when buying anything that runs on batteries that the product offers ease of replacement, I am disgusted with Thinner.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
I had the same problem-- could open the battery compartment but didn't know how to get the battery out! You can't get it out with your fingers. Get a flathead screwdriver-- apply pressure to the battery and then it pops right out. Duh-- I should have tried that first! :) However, when I did try out a brand new battery, the dang scale still didn't work. I wonder if this is just a cruddy product.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
The battery compartment is on the underside, between the display and the foot to its left. Turn the scale over, and the compartment will now be near the foot to your right. It's about 1" x 2" and slightly oval. IIRC, there was a sticker covering it when I bought mine. There's the word "OPEN" and an arrow pointing to your left. Just to make it interesting, move the little latch the OPPOSITE of the way the arrow points to unlatch it! Pull up an you're in. The battery goes in with the positive side up as you're looking at the upside-down scale. It's a CR2032 cell, should be easy to find a Walgreens or Radio Shack.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
Change battery easy enough via your "pop out with a screw driver. Put in a new battery and now everyone weighs 150 pounds. Amazing that I weigh the same as my 1st grade son! What a wonderful piece of equipment. The wife is not too happy though since she just gained 31 pounds in one day!
Posted on May 09, 2013
My Thinner has no visible model #. Is foot square glass with 4 black feet. Tried to change battery - impossible. On backside of display found 4 shinny black divits each covered by black plastic concealing 4 small phillips head screws. Inside found green circuit board held downby 6 very small philips screws, 3 on each side. (You need a jewlers set of screwdrivers). Under the circuit board found 3V lithium battery. But it was spot welded into place and could not remove to replace. Really ticks me off that Conair intentionally made a throwaway instrument that owners can not repair. That is unAmerican Most of all I really like the scale.
Posted on Feb 04, 2012
Thanks for sharing
Posted on May 12, 2020
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