How to Change the Batteries on a Digital Safe

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The hardest part about changing the battery in a digital safe is finding where it is. But don't worry, it's not inside. The battery compartment is under the keypad, and has a little tiny hole for removal. If you don't have a jeweler's screwdriver that is small enough, you can use a straightened-out paper clip. The battery is a 9 volt.

Things You'll Need

  • Jeweler's screwdriver or paper clip
  • 9-volt battery
  • Insert the jeweler's screwdriver or paper clip into the small hole in the plastic panel, just below the keypad and to the right of the keyhole.

  • Slide the panel to the right.

  • Carefully pull the old battery out.

  • Carefully unsnap the wire connector from of the old battery. The connections are like clothing snaps and just pull off.

  • Snap the connector onto the new battery. Be sure to observe polarity--it will fit only one way.

  • Carefully put the new battery into the battery compartment, storing the wires out of the way of the cover.

  • Insert the cover in its slots, and slide it back into place with the jeweler's screwdriver or the paper clip.

Tips & Warnings

  • To see a picture of the hole in the battery cover, go to www.sentrysafe.com/customerCare/safeMovies.aspx#elwk. Scroll down the page to "Electronic Lock Tutorial." Play any of the three videos, depending on your computer plug-ins. Pause the video at 40 seconds. You will see the hole just under the keypad and to the right of the keyhole.
  • Use an alkaline or a lithium battery so you won't have to change it again for a long time.
  • Be careful not to break the wires on the battery connector when handling the old or the new battery.
  • Observe polarity when you connect the new battery. The connector will only fit one way.
  • Be careful not to crimp the battery wires when replacing the battery compartment cover.

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