Golf Buddy Voice Battery Replacement Instructions

Please NOTE: Go VERY slowly and carefully during installation process.

  1. First note where the buttons on the Golf Buddy are positioned, because they will most likely come off during the replacement process., You will need to put each one back in the right spot. Tip: You can hold them in place with a little tape to keep them from coming off during the process. In any case, they can be put right back in place if they fall out.
  2. Remove the screw which is on the left side of the unit between the 2 buttons/switches. On the VS4 the screw is covered (just carefully pull the cover back to expose the screw). Set the screw aside in a safe place for replacement.
  3. Next, after removing the screw, use the plastic pry tool to pry around the seam. Don’t take the two halves of the case fully apart- open them very carefully like a clamshell, bottom side opening upwards. The screen is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon cable toward the top. If it does become detached, it can be reattached, but it’s easier if you leave it plugged in.
  4. Lift the motherboard carefully from the back half of the case. You will see the original battery underneath.
  5. Unplug and remove the original battery. Make sure to unplug it without removing the socket. (Look at the connector of the new battery to see what the plug should look like. That plug unplugs from the socket.)
  6. Plug in and install the new Golf Buddy Voice Battery.
  7. Put the motherboard back into place. Make sure not to crimp the wires.
  8. Close the Golf Buddy back up, making sure not to crimp the screen ribbon cable. Reinstall the buttons if they came loose.
  9. Charge the battery up to full.

PLEASE NOTE: Patience and care, along with moderate technical and hand tool ability are required for the successful replacement of a battery. Excessive force may result in damage to your device. The instructions above come with no warranty or guarantee. By utilizing these instructions you agree to hold and blameless and unaccountable for any and all damages problems or personal injuries that may or may not arise by your use of these instructions. Replacing your battery may void any warranty you have on your device. Please read all instructions BEFORE replacing the battery.