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Offline ed

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Sena SMH5FM Bluetooth battery life
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:03:51 PM »
Battery has been getting weaker on my 5 year old Sena Bluetooth headset. Thought it was time to buy a new headset but then discovered that you can replace the battery (£11.99 from Amazon with correct plug attached, plus £1.65 for a T7 torx screwdriver from eBay). It took 6 minutes and now the unit is as good as new. You need no DIY skills to do this.
Sena don't sell batteries, they expect you to buy a new headset, but I wanted to keep this one as it's loud enough, has a good radio and is a doddle to use.
Probably common knowledge to many, but I was quite chuffed by this cheap fix!

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Re: Sena SMH5FM Bluetooth battery life
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 09:42:39 AM »
Exactly the same for a Scala Rider - did the same with my G10.
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Re: Sena SMH5FM Bluetooth battery life
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 01:06:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by ed [+]
Battery has been getting weaker on my 5 year old Sena Bluetooth headset. Thought it was time to buy a new headset but then discovered that you can replace the battery (£11.99 from Amazon with correct plug attached, plus £1.65 for a T7 torx screwdriver from eBay). It took 6 minutes and now the unit is as good as new. You need no DIY skills to do this.
Sena don't sell batteries, they expect you to buy a new headset, but I wanted to keep this one as it's loud enough, has a good radio and is a doddle to use.
Probably common knowledge to many, but I was quite chuffed by this cheap fix!

Usefull info, thanks. Mine (SMH5) is 6.5 years old and still going strong.
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