The battery in the unit is not user-serviceable. The entire unit can be returned to Seagate for warranty replacement or disposal using the Seagate warranty return system.
Do not dispose of this product in your household trash. Return it to Seagate or recycle in accordance with local regulations.
For Recyclers Only:
There is a Lithium-Ion battery located in main compartment of the unit.
This battery can be removed following these steps:
- Turn the unit on and dissipate the battery (once the battery has been drained, both LEDs should stay off when the power button is pressed).
- Remove the rear cover covering the SATA port (if still in place).
- Remove the four rubber feet off the bottom of the drive using tweezers.
- Remove the four screws (under the rubber feet) using a Phillips head screwdriver.
- Separate the top cover from the rest of the case using a plastic wedge.
- There are multiple plastic latches around the edge. These will likely break as you separate the cover.
- Remove the hard drive from the case. It is held by four pegs. It should lift straight out.
- Disconnect the hard drive cable.
- Remove the middle plastic tray (where the hard drive pegs were resting).
- Disconnect the battery from the main circuit board.
- Remove the two screws in the PCBA using a Phillips head screwdriver.
- Remove the circuit board.
- Separate the battery from the bottom cover and it is now ready for recycling.
- Please visit http://www.call2recycle.org/ for recycling the battery once it has been separated.