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Jeffin90620
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2009

How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

I have misplaced my 880 manual.

 

What is the best way to open the battery compartment?

 

My 880 is not recharging on the cradle.  It seems to be making poor contact with the charging cradle, but even when I hold it down on the contacts, I get a low battery warning.

 

I am plugging it into the USB cable for now to see if that will recharge it, too.  If it does, then I know I have to replace the cradle.  If it doesn't, that could mean I have to replace the cradle or the battery, or both.

 

Jeff

 

 

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listener
Posts: 2,223
Registered: ‎10-26-2007

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

Hi,

bad news first, it will not charge on the usb cable. And for the issue with the cradle, you could do a forums search, it's a common problem, fixed by some people on their own with different measures. Or contact Logitech support for a replacement cradle, they changed the design of it some time ago. BTW: To open the the compartment lid, press gently at the part of the lid which points to the middle of the remote, then slide it backwards.

 

Greetings

listener

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Jeffin90620
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2009

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

Uhmmm... what do you mean by "press gently at the part of the lid which points to the middle of the remote, then slide it backwards."

 

Do you mean, "press gently on the sculpted area of the battery cover nearest the middle of the remote"?  Guess not, because that doesn't work.  Tried pressing to each side, too.

 

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listener
Posts: 2,223
Registered: ‎10-26-2007

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?


Jeffin90620 wrote:

Uhmmm... what do you mean by "press gently at the part of the lid which points to the middle of the remote, then slide it backwards."

 

Do you mean, "press gently on the top of the sculpted area of the battery cover nearest the middle of the remote"?  Guess not, because that doesn't work.  Tried pressing to each side, too.

 


 

Sorry for not being native to this language. See my amendment to your interpretation (in bold).

 

Greetings

listener

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Jeffin90620
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Registered: ‎04-08-2009

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

I still haven't figured it out.  I tried placing my thumb at the edge of the sculpted area (with the tip of my thumb pointed towards the front of the remote) and pulling back, both with and without downward pressure (neither worked).

 

I also tried turning the remote around, placing my thumb into the sculpted area and pushing, which also did not work.

 

Jeff

 

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listener
Posts: 2,223
Registered: ‎10-26-2007

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

Hi again,

you're on the right way, both procedures should work. But as the cover nearly never is opened in daily use, it could be that the mechanism needs a 'less gentle' press.

 

Greetings

listener

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lifeisfun
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎04-03-2009

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

I have to apply brutal force to open battery compartment on my 890
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Jeffin90620
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Registered: ‎04-08-2009

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

Not quite "brutal", but more "insistent" pressure did the trick.

 

Now that I've figured it out, this sequence is reliable:

1. Place the remote face down in your dominant hand

    (the right hand, for most of us) with the rear of the

    remote in the center of your palm.

2. Place your thumb in the depression at the top edge

    of the battery cover with your thumbnail near the edge.

3. Press down until you hear a click (use gradually

    increasing pressure as needed).

4. After the click, you can release pressure.

5. Place your thumb at the bottom edge of the battery cover's

    cutout and slide the cover towards the rear of the remote.

 

Jeff

 

 

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MarkDU
Posts: 687
Registered: ‎10-22-2008

Re: How do I open the battery compartment on the 880?

[ Edited ]

Hi Jeffin90620,

 

Thanks for those detailed steps. I also wanted to let everyone know there is an FAQ, with picture diagrams too.

 

Removing the battery cover from a Harmony 800 series remote (880, 885, 890, 895)       

 

Regards,

Mark