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Polar RS400 Battery Replacement?

 

   


DrDre

Dec 6, 10 13:07

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Anyone changed the battery without buying the new gasket and have no issues? Am I asking for trouble if I plan on swimming with it and using the old gasket? I just don't want to send it to Polar and need to replace the battery.
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IRONwolf

Dec 6, 10 13:13

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [DrDre] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I think the rs400 was made so you could easily change it yourself, I have an rs200 and I have to send it in, I wish I had a 400.


ToKnowMore

Dec 6, 10 13:18

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [DrDre] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Send it back to Polar. Let them deal with this. They check out the watch when they do a battery replacement.


spiper2

Dec 6, 10 13:24

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Agreed. Also it may void the warranty if it isn't replaced by polar.


jaretj

Dec 6, 10 15:49

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [DrDre] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I've done mine by myself without any issues.

I think they want you to use a Panasonic battery, don't know why though.

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otto

Dec 6, 10 15:51

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [DrDre] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Have also done it myself without any issues.


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Wayne@PolarUSA

Dec 8, 10 4:43

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [DrDre] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You should not need a new "O-RING", go for it and do it yourself.
Disclaimer... I WORK FOR POLAR USA


daveg

Jan 14, 12 10:29

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I am trying to replace the battery on my rs400...the rear battery compartment only turns a little bit, then nothing happens. How can I get the battery compartment open?


Wayne@PolarUSA

Jan 14, 12 10:49

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [daveg] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It only turn about 1/4 inch. Did a quick Google search, this video is not an official Polar but will help. Never force the cover with a coin, metal wins over plastic :) After the initial turn pry the cover off with a pin or blade


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_YXiIUDFCE
Disclaimer... I WORK FOR POLAR USA


daveg

Jan 14, 12 11:13

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [Wayne@PolarUSA] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

looks easy enough, but this thing is not popping off... I turned the cover left so that the dot on the watch is between the two dots on the cover (just below where it says "open") is the cover not open all the way? do the dots have to line up? thanks


Wayne@PolarUSA

Jan 14, 12 11:34

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [daveg] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Sounds like your doing everything correct but since it is your first attempt you may not have the feel and are afraid to cause damage. It may not be threaded to to the point of as you turn it screws off. Line up the points to OPEN and with the smallest blade, I do not know if a pin from running bib numbers is too fine will work. I the worst case scenario happens, Chris and I at Polar will take care of you, assuming you live here in the USA.
Disclaimer... I WORK FOR POLAR USA


daveg

Jan 14, 12 13:23

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [Wayne@PolarUSA] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Agreed, I just didn't want to damage it but I did get it open. I didn't think it would take that much force. I'll replace the battery and get intouch if there are any issues. Thanks for your help!


javelinguy

Jan 14, 12 13:25

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [Wayne@PolarUSA] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Wayne@PolarUSA wrote:
Sounds like your doing everything correct but since it is your first attempt you may not have the feel and are afraid to cause damage. It may not be threaded to to the point of as you turn it screws off. Line up the points to OPEN and with the smallest blade, I do not know if a pin from running bib numbers is too fine will work. I the worst case scenario happens, Chris and I at Polar will take care of you, assuming you live here in the USA.

A glasses screwdriver works well. Much better than a pin.
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Wayne@PolarUSA

Jan 14, 12 13:30

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [daveg] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Hopefully this helped so you can train tomorrow and maintain your pro5 downloading. How great is slowstwitch.
Disclaimer... I WORK FOR POLAR USA


bhaughery

Apr 24, 14 9:37

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Re: Polar RS400 Battery Replacement? [ToKnowMore] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Not necessary. You can do it yourself. Simple. Turn the slot. You may have to pry the back off if it has gotten tight with dirt and sweat.

   
 
 
 



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