Purchasing a replacement battery for the Soundlink Mini (Generation 1)
There have been several discussions on this topic but none of them have answered what I am looking for.
I have an original soundlink mini and while the battery still holds a charge, it no longer does for the time it used to. I am looking at replacing the battery to extend the usefulness of the speaker.
To save some time, I am not interested in sending this speaker in to Bose to have the battery replaced as it would most likely be more cost effective for me to purchase another speaker instead of packaging it up, paying postage & insurance, have Bose charge me for the new battery and to install it, and then charge me more to ship it back to me.
You clearly made the battery user accessible by only covering it up with a rubber / silicone booty which would lead many that it should be just fine to replace the battery on your own. All it takes is removing the 4 torx bit srews, pulling the battery out, replacing it with the new one, and then placing and tightening the 4 torx bits again.
If someone from Bose responds, please save yourself the time in recommending me to send it in to you and simply inform me as to where I can purcase a genuine OEM replacement battery.