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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  1. 1
    First of all, find out whether your pick-ups are active if you do not know the brand and their specifications. Let us take a guitar with passive pick-ups first. Take out the jack if it is plugged in.
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  2. 2
    To locate the battery slot, turn the guitar over and check the body for any covers. There is one in the middle.
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  3. 3
    Remove the cover by using a screwdriver.
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  4. 4
    As we can see, this guitar has nothing but springs inside.
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  5. 5
    The pick-ups are all passive. Let us put the cover back.
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  6. 6
    Let us try another guitar. It is already turned over.
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  7. 7
    There is only one cover that we are going to remove, again, with a screwdriver.
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  8. 8
    Take out the jack if it has been in the guitar.
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  9. 9
    The cover fits the slot tightly, so we need something to push it out. 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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  10. 10
    To the right you can see something in a shape of, presumably, a battery. 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. That is a battery. We need to replace it now.
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  12. 12
    Pull it out of the connector. Apply slight force to do that, but hold the connector, not the wires when you do that.
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  13. 13
    Unpack a new battery. Connect it by pushing the bigger connector input against the smaller battery output. Now, push the other input into the output. 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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  15. 15
    Wrap the foam around the battery.
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  16. 16
    Put it back and cover the whole opening by using a screwdriver and screws. That is it! The battery is replaced! Thank you for watching VisiHow!
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev

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