After approximately 2 years of use, you are likely to see a deterioration in the performance of your rechargeable battery in your CED7000 shot time. This is normal, and a familiar situation with all cell phone, PDAs and other devices using small rechargeable batteries.
You can purchase a new battery and replace it yourself; however, you must do so with caution, as the small connectors and parts in your timer can easily be damaged if mishandled.
You can always choose to have us change the batter for you – in which case you need to send us your timer, and we will charge you only for the battery and the cost of mailing the timer back to you.
Should you choose to change the battery yourself, follow these instructions:
Remove the small screws from the back of the timer, and then using a flat blade knife, pry open the two halve of the timer. Try to unlock both sides before gently pulling them apart – you want to pull the halves straight away from each other, not at an angle, as there are two sets of plugs that are being unplugs as you separate the parts.
** In the oldest models, there are wires connecting the two halves (first and second production only, for timers dating back to June-July 2006). In this case do not separate the parts too far apart – as you do not want to pull the wires loose.
Unplug the old battery, and insert the new one. Use a piece of double sided tape or warm glue to hold it in place so it does not rock around. Assemble the timer again, pay attention to align the plugs correctly, as well as the small plastic lip between the top “Start” and “Review” buttons. Press the two halves together until they click into place, and reassemble the screws.
Do not over tighten the screws!
Dispose of the old battery according to regulation.