How to Mod an Xbox 360 Wireless Headset to Increase Battery Life

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Introduction: How to Mod an Xbox 360 Wireless Headset to Increase Battery Life

In This Instructable I Will Show You How To Double The life Of Your Wireless Headsets Battery From
6 Hours To 12 Hours With This Very Simple Mod.

Step 1: Materials

In Order To Do This You Need


1 Xbox 360 Wireless Headset

An Old Small MP3 Player (I Recommend A Audiophase KZIII MP3/VIDEO PLAYER)

A Soldering Iron With Rosin Core Solder

A Precision Screwdriver Set

And Some Safety Goggles

Step 2: The Parts

First Start By Opening The MP3 Player By Removing The Four Screws In The Back After That Remove The Two Screws Inside To Access The Battery Than Grab Your Soldering Iron And Remove The Battery Carefully Because Its Taped To The Main Board And Can Damage The Battery If Not Removed Properly

Step 3: Opening the Headset

Next You Need To Open The Headset Now To Do This You Must First Remove The Ear Loop Wear The Ear Loop Connects are The First Screws To Remove After That The Speaker Part Should Come Off Inside are Two more screws Then The Rest Of It Should Come Apart Then Remove The Battery From This the Same way You Removed The Battery From The MP3 Player

Step 4: The Assembly

Swap The Battery's Out And Solder The Connections Together Put The Screws Back In And Its Done You Have Just Doubled The Battery Life Of Your Wireless Headset

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    Also doubled the charge time..... Well done

    I found a battery on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260849584772#ht_2927wt_1139

    will an ipod shuffle(old version)  battery work

    yes it will if you can fit it in there

    hmmm is this still chargeable if I do this or what?

    yes it takes a little longer to charge though

    Of course it is, you're replacing a rechargeable battery with a longer lasting/higher capacity rechargeable battery, it might just take a little longer to recharge.

    This might be a good way to fix a broken headset because the primary cause of failure is due to dead batteries.

    It would be nice if someone could find the battery by itself sold online. $10 for a battery would be a lot better than forking over another $60 for a new headset.

    thats about right the mp3 player is about $15

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