I have received a lot of emails about the insides of the MobiBLU cube. In my first review of the DAH-1500 I took it apart and snapped a few pictures of the insides. The pictures were not very clear and I had many requests for better pictures. So I took it apart again to write you a step by step guide to taking it apart.
I do want to caution you that it is somewhat difficult to get it back together. I have done it successfully but with frustration due to some of the miniature parts. So here is your warning: do it at your own risk.
The entire cube is held together by a screw on the bottom of the player. You may have to remove the serial number sicker to reveal it. You will need a small screw driver, preferably a 1.6mm Philips head.
The back (the white part) will slide away from the main casing. Stick the screw driver in the headphone jack carefully. Hold on to the case and push the back off. The front display will now easily come off of the main body because it was attached to the white back you just pulled off.
The circuit board is held in place by the head phone jack. If you lift the white part around the headphone jack straight up, the circuit board will be released from the white backing.
If you decide to take the battery out, pay attention to the direction it is facing. It is not like other electronic devices where if you put the battery in the wrong way it will simply not work. However, if you put the battery in the MobiBLU the wrong way you will fry it!
Putting it Back Together
Reassembling the player can be tricky due to the ribbon connection that connects the OLED display to the circuit board. I found that if you put the backing on first and then the front, it works the best. You will have to do it carefully, making sure that the ribbon connects to the circuit board.
Replacing the Battery2>
Many of you have posed concerns about the battery life. When it eventually dies, then what? How can I replace it and where can I buy a new one? The battery inside the MobiBLU is made by Korean Power Cell. Looking at the specs and measurements it appears that the DAH-1500 and DAH-1500s are using the Korean Power Cell PD2048, which is a 3.7v 120mAh lithium ion coin type battery. As for the DAH-1500i, that particular US model uses a 180mAh coin type battery of a similar size. I could not find a model number that matched those specs.
Korean Power Cell will not sell individual batteries. They are strictly a mass quantity OEM supplier of rechargeable battery solutions. I have yet to find a place that would sell any of these individually. If someone finds a place to purchase these batteries please let us know.