Replace a Nine Volt Battery in an Electric Guitar

Edited by Alexander Avdeev, Eng

Hello, dear VisiHow viewers! When your guitar with active pick-ups stops sounding brightly or loudly, it does not produce any sound at all, or several years ass, you have to replace its battery. A battery is a 9-volt bar-shaped unit that is placed inside the guitar and is connected with pick-ups.

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Steps

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    First of all, find out whether your pick-ups are active if you do not know the brand and their specifications
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    Let us take a guitar with passive pick-ups first. Take out the jack if it is plugged in.
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    To locate the battery slot, turn the guitar over and check the body for any covers
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    There is one in the middle.
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    Remove the cover by using a screwdriver
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    As we can see, this guitar has nothing but springs inside
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    The pick-ups are all passive
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    Let us put the cover back.
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    Let us try another guitar
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    It is already turned over.
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    There is only one cover that we are going to remove, again, with a screwdriver
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    Take out the jack if it has been in the guitar
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    The cover fits the slot tightly, so we need something to push it out
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    Metallic objects will scratch the finish, so I prefer hard paper or plastic. I shall use the edge of a guitar string set package to remove the cover.
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    To the right you can see something in a shape of, presumably, a battery
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    To take it out, grab the foam firmly and pull it up, minding the wires coming out of it (do not pull them too hard).
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  11. 11
    Unroll the object
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    That is a battery. We need to replace it now.
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    Pull it out of the connector
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    Apply slight force to do that, but hold the connector, not the wires when you do that.
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    Unpack a new battery
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    Connect it by pushing the bigger connector input against the smaller battery output. Now, push the other input into the output.
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    Note: the battery must have been packed when stored.
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  14. 14
    Test whether the connection is solid
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    Wrap the foam around the battery
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    Put it back and cover the whole opening by using a screwdriver and screws
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    That is it! The battery is replaced! Thank you for watching VisiHow!
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