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Removing the G-CONNECT Battery for recycling

Removing the G-CONNECT Battery for recycling

G-CONNECT uses a small battery to keep the date and time current on the device if left un-plugged. The battery located in the G-CONNECT device either a Silver Oxide or Alkaline battery and is not user-serviceable.

The battery may be recycled after product end of useful life. You may return the entire G-CONNECT device to HGST for warranty replacement or disposal using the HGST Warranty Return System at www.g-technology.com/support/g-connect.

Do not dispose of this product in your household trash. Please return the G-CONNECT device to HGST or recycle in accordance with local regulations. For more information, go to the HGST support page at www.g-technology.com/support/g-connect.

Removing the Battery

The G-CONNECT device's Silver Oxide or Alkaline battery is located in main compartment of the device. This battery can be easily removed using the following steps:

  1. Make sure the device is disconnected from its power adapter and USB cable.
  2. Separate the top cover from the rest of the device using a screwdriver or small knife.
    Note: There are multiple plastic latches around the edge of the device. These will likely break as you separate the cover.
  3. Remove the electronics assembly from the case. This is held together by four rubber bumpers and will lift out straight upwards from the case.
  4. Disconnect the two Wi-Fi antenna cables and then remove the four rubber bumpers and the screws underneath those bumpers.
  5. Slide the G-CONNECT hard drive and rubber sleeve away from the connector end of the circuit board to remove the hard drive.
  6. Remove the three screws that hold the circuit board to the metal frame.
  7. Invert the electronics assembly and remove the two screws holding the Wi-Fi circuit board. Remove it from the main circuit board.
  8. Invert the device again and remove the circuit board from the metal frame.
  9. Separate the battery from the battery retainer on the circuit board. The battery is now ready for recycling.

Visit www.call2recycle.org for recycling the battery once it has been separated.


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Article ID: 155 Article Created: 08-02-2013 13:11 PMLast Modified: 08-02-2013 13:11 PM

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