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A photobank is an hard drive where you can copy your photos from any memory card. I've bought some of them for a few bucks, because lately the memory cards are more cheap and they can contain a lot of Gigabyte of photos, so a photobank could be useless also for a travel. Anyway I use it when I shoot thousands of photos for my Gigapans, especially if I decide to shoot in raw format.

Step 1: Disassembling

Obviously it's essential that your photobank has a good battery life, because copying a lot of gigabytes could take a lot of time with the old USB2 interface. This photobank is old (maybe 6 years) and his battery was dead, so I decided to replace it with a new much powerful battery. The old one was a 3.7 V Li-ion battery of about 1200 mAh, you can't see it in the images because I had already throw it away, but it was very similar to the old cellphones flat batteries.
<p>Is there any way to get these photobanks to read SDHC cards? (and other new cards)</p>
<p>Thank you SO MUCH for this information!! I purchased one of these on a closeout deal, went to use it the first time about a month ago...it charged up fine, but when I went to use it the next day, the device was dead--and would NOT recharge.<br><br>I had my stepson replace the battery as per your instructions, and voila!! My photobank is happy again!!</p>

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