Garmin Edge 500 Battery Replacement - How to / DIY / Guide

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Dan512 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:39 pm
Any news about the battery change in your 705? Thinking about doing mine.
I've done a couple, it's quite easy, unscrew the Torx screws on the back, open up the case, remove battery (it's glued in but it's not that hard to remove), replace with new battery, make sure all cables are reconnected (again, not hard and there's really only one way to attach them), close it up. If you have a reasonable level of hand-eye coordination and technical insight you'll be finished within 15 minutes. Then again, if play blocks puzzled you to no end in Kindergarten, I would leave the job to someone else ;)
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Exar wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:50 am
Dan512 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:39 pm
Any news about the battery change in your 705? Thinking about doing mine.
I've done a couple, it's quite easy, unscrew the Torx screws on the back, open up the case, remove battery (it's glued in but it's not that hard to remove), replace with new battery, make sure all cables are reconnected (again, not hard and there's really only one way to attach them), close it up. If you have a reasonable level of hand-eye coordination and technical insight you'll be finished within 15 minutes. Then again, if play blocks puzzled you to no end in Kindergarten, I would leave the job to someone else ;)
Thanks! I’ll put that on my winter todo list :D

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There's a lot of information.

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by SpeedyChix

Put a new battery in my Edge 800. Easy and gives the GPS a nice long run time again : )
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Miller
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alanmclean wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Thanks for great post. Has anyone a link to similar guide to change battery on a 520 please?
Didn't see an answer on this, is it feasible for a 520 ?

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Miller wrote:
alanmclean wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Thanks for great post. Has anyone a link to similar guide to change battery on a 520 please?
Didn't see an answer on this, is it feasible for a 520 ?
Yes. You just need to buy a small pick tool (green one) and the battery is $10 on Fleabay. I recently did mine but I made one fatal error. I watched the DYI video and the video showed the screen going back on without adding any glue. I did just that and it seemed OK for a week. Then on a ride I went over a cow gate and the impact popped the screen out and damaged the ribbon cable going into the screen. I had to sent it to Garmin and spend $110. So you must put glue (contact cement will do) since the gasket holding the original screen in place will be comprised when you remove the screen for the first time. Don’t use heat or brute force when prying the screen. Be very gentle and take your time. There’s a YouTube video showing a guy who cracked his 520 screen when too much force was used.


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Miller
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by Miller

Thanks for the pointers, I'll check out the YouTube vids.

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by Sapateira

Very useful post! Thanks!

Some one know if I can do the same in a Edge 25? Maybe more or less the same process but my principal question is the batery for Edge 25 is easy to found and buy? Wath I need to know if the batery I buy its the correct?

Thanks again

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