How to Mod An Xbox 360 Wireless Headset To Increase Battery Life

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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.
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Step 1: Materials

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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

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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

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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

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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
Also doubled the charge time..... Well done
earthcadet3 years ago
I found a battery on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260849584772#ht_2927wt_1139
spaten05 years ago
will an ipod shuffle(old version)  battery work
newtylerjh (author)  spaten04 years ago
yes it will if you can fit it in there
DDjusD5 years ago
hmmm is this still chargeable if I do this or what?
newtylerjh (author)  DDjusD4 years ago
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.
uberinsane5 years ago
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.
newtylerjh (author)  uberinsane5 years ago
thats about right the mp3 player is about $15
DanAdamKOF6 years ago
Why Do You Capitalize The First Word Of Every Letter? It Sort Of Makes Whatever You Write A Bit Hard To Read.
newtylerjh (author)  DanAdamKOF5 years ago
sorry its a habbit
I Think You Mean The First Letter Of Every Word
newtylerjh (author)  DanAdamKOF6 years ago
Im Sorry Its A Habbit
jbporter6 years ago
I like it. But you really need some clearer photographs. Cheap camera with a macro lens or simulated would be great.
newtylerjh (author)  jbporter6 years ago
I'm Sorry Its Got Poor Quality But I Have No Money And The Only Cameras i Have Are The One In My Phone And The One On My Computer And The Computer One Is From 1999 And It Sucks Those Pics Are From My Phone And Compared To The Computer Cam Its State Of The Art but Other Then That That Thanks