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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

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    Greg Cann Aug 18, 2007

    Sorry pictures are a bit small...

  • Greg Cann
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