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marcwel0
Posted 2017-12-18 12:09 PM (#538402)
Subject: Changing the battery.


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Location: Bury St Edmunds England
Hi everyone. I own a Adamas 1581 which now needs a new battery. This is the first time I have needed to do this and have tried and tried without success. The battery is inside a steel box, attached to a piece of foam which is attached to the inside just over from where the tone and volume controls are.

Due to its position it can only be accessed with a single hand. I can not tell if the steel cover is designed to flip/slide open/pulls off, I have tried taking photos of the inside but no joy. It does appear that the foam block might be detachable as I can tell that the foam is fitted over a lug which is joined to the inside of the body.

For what it's worth, when I plugged into my amp I got no sound BUT if I turned the amp up to full volume I could just about detect a small amount of guitar sound from the amp so am assuming it is the battery.

Even trying on-line hasn't answered the question and even Adamas manuals seem to think the battery is situated elsewhere and therefore reachable.

I'd really appreciate some help.

Many thanks
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-12-18 12:42 PM (#538404 - in reply to #538402)
Subject: Re: Changing the battery.



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Posts: 10236

Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
Is there a little screw head on the outside of the bowl where the battery box is located?
If there is, you turn that counter-clockwise one-quarter turn to release the battery box.

Otherwise, the metal box cover slides off.
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marcwel0
Posted 2017-12-18 1:11 PM (#538405 - in reply to #538402)
Subject: Re: Changing the battery.


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Location: Bury St Edmunds England
Thanks for your reply-yes there is, didn't spot that, I was working under a spotlight.

I've now got the battery compartment out from the body, any idea how iit's supposed to open? It hasn't been opened in years and I don't want to force it in the wrong place to try and get it apart.
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marcwel0
Posted 2017-12-18 1:16 PM (#538406 - in reply to #538402)
Subject: Re: Changing the battery.


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Location: Bury St Edmunds England
Hang on, I've finally got the cover to slide off. Battery completely dead. I'm a bit relieved really in case it was some other electrical problem.
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nerdydave
Posted 2017-12-18 11:37 PM (#538419 - in reply to #538402)
Subject: Re: Changing the battery.


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Location: Always beautiful canyon country of Utah
There you have it!!
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-12-19 3:58 AM (#538420 - in reply to #538402)
Subject: Re: Changing the battery.



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Location: Muenster/Germany
When I close the battery pack I use a little drop of silicone spray on the edges of the cover, this will make it much easier to open next time.
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