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Now that the motherboard is out, we can remove the (hopefully undamaged) battery! After some more prying, that is.

Yep, the motherboard still has to come out before the battery. And the battery is still a glue sandwich—Hold The Cheese.

We complained last year, and we Have To Complain again this year. A lithium-ion battery is a consumable—it's only good for a limited number of charge cycles before it starts to lose capacity and needs to be replaced.

Burying the battery so deeply within the device signs its death certificate the day of its manufacturing birth.