07 March 2015

Surface Pro 3 Pen Battery Replacement

If you are like me, using a Surface Pro 3, chances are you will be having trouble finding the replacement battery for your pen/stylus. In fact, same goes if you are using any stylus with N-Trig tech (sony vaio, fujitsu and so on).
The pen.

I know the trick of getting few of those AAAA battery. But never have tried it.

Buy a 9v battery, pry it open and get those AAAA's!

Sadly, this wasn't the case for me. Or at least for any of you, if you're living in Malaysia. It seems that our Duracell and Energizer are not the same as pictured above. 

The cells inside on our 9volts.

Soon after, I end up buying 4 pieces on ebay for USD5.00. And regretting it few days later (today).

There are many Daiso outlets in Malaysia. Buy their 9volts. 
"Daiso & S" brand.
Its RM5.00, or USD1.50 more or less.

I guess since it was exported from Japan, it should by some chance using different battery standard than Malaysia.

Few seconds after using some of my ninja skills.
And yes, there they are. The effin 4As.

Although they are not the same length, I tested on the stylus and it worked fine.

So there you go, if you're happen to use SP3, and in need of those 4A's, try to get those 9volts battery from Daiso. 6 AAAA battery for the price of RM5.00, is cheap!