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How To Change The Batteries In The First Years Crib CD Player

Updated on February 20, 2012
First Years Crib CD Player
First Years Crib CD Player

How TO Remove The Battery Cover

Well I don't know how many people will need this information. What I do know is if you need it you will appreciate it. My wife brought home a First Years crib CD player from a garage sell and asked me to put batteries into it. I told her OK and she handed the CD player over to me.

I must have tried for an hour to find where the batteries go and just couldn't do it. I finally went onto the internet trying to find someone explaining how to do it.. but instead found people asking the same question that I was wanting to ask. After surfing around on the internet for awhile with no luck I gave it one more chance and to my amazement I figured it out.

So now I will give you the secret of how to change the batteries in a FirstYears CD Player.

Push The Tab And Give It A Smack

I don't know if you can see the writing in the picture below very clearly so I will tell you what to do.

First you need to find the button in the center of the CD player. I call it a button because I don't really know what it is called.

Next you will need to give it a smack towards the left side of my picture. It should slide apart at this point and you should be able to see that battery compartment.

You need to push the tab in the middle down and give the back of it a little smack and it should come apart.
You need to push the tab in the middle down and give the back of it a little smack and it should come apart.

You Can Now See The Battery Compatment

If you were lucky enough to get the two parts to come apart then you can now see the battery compartment. You will only need a screwdriver to remove it like most electronics. Here is a picture of what it looks like.

You Have Now Finished Opening The Battery Compartment

Now go get some C batteries and put that baby to sleep.

Thanks for reading my post I hope it helped.

Tip

This CD player will give your child hours of soft relaxing music. One thing to think about is when the batteries go bad the music stops, now is the time to think about rechargeable batteries. They are good for baby and they are also good for the environment.

Now that you know how to change the batteries it won't be a problem anymore to change them. So keep that baby happy and give him/her a fresh set of batteries.

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      New Grandparents 5 years ago

      A million thanks for the explanation and the picture. We tried , unsuccessfully, for 3 days and finally you saved the day!!!

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      I am so happy that it helped someone. I knew I couldn't be the only one that thought it was hard to figure out.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post.

      Wishing you and your family a great weekend.

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      Are you really new Grandparents? If you are a big congratulations to you both!

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      jtjba 5 years ago

      Thanks for the advice!! I struggled with this for about a half hour. Worked like a charm.

      Thanks again.

      Joe

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      Glad I was able to help. That thing takes childproofing to a cazy level. I am very happy it was a help to you. Thanks for your comment.

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      Scott 5 years ago

      Thank you so much!!! You have restored my "man status" with my wife!!

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      You are very welcome. I know that CD player just don't make any sense. I am happy that you were able to keep you "Man Status".

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      Hilario 5 years ago

      Thank you, was amazing your help.

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      Thank you for the comment. I am glad you found it helpful.

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      Tricia 5 years ago

      Thanks so much i also bought mine at a garage sale, and couldn't figure it out...after struggling a bit, went on line and found you...thank you! Also wondered if the cd is interchangeable, couldn't figure out how to remove the cd? thanks for any help you can give...

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      Berlyn's Dad 5 years ago

      thank you this was one easy fix that tookme an hour to do, and would have took longer without your post...

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      You are very welcome. I never knew so many people would have the same problem I did with that CD Player. I am glad that I was able to help.

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      Charlie 5 years ago

      Thanks, your help sure came in handy; I was about to pitch it out the window in frustration.

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      I am glad I was able to help. Thank you for your comment.

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      Revelers 5 years ago

      THANKS!!!

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      Helpingyoufindit 5 years ago

      You are welcome

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      archie 4 years ago

      you r awesome .. we r on our third baby in the family n had simply forgotten how to do this! thx a ton!

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      pam 4 years ago

      WOW ! You are a lifesaver. I bought this at a yard sale and then.....couldn't find where to put the batteries. Crazy, crazy design for batteries.... Thanks!!!!!

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      ria 4 years ago

      thanks!!! ive been working on it for an hour!! just got it. thanks a ton!!

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      Ruth K. 4 years ago

      This post was awesome. I couldn't figure that out for the life of me. Thanks again!

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      Helpingyoufindit 4 years ago

      Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it.

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      Valerie 4 years ago

      I'm SO GLAD you posted this! Yours was the only place on the entire worldwide internet with instructions for this crazy thing! I had a terrible time just trying to open it to put a disc in and then couldn't figure out where to put the batteries. What would we all have done without you!?!?!?

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      Mattster68 4 years ago

      Really appreciate you sharing this info with us!

      That thing had me dumb-founded until I searched for instructions and came here. Thanks for helping me find it.

      Great job!

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      Helpingyoufindit 4 years ago

      Just want to say thanks for all the kind words.

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      Lo M 4 years ago

      Your scenario is exactly what happened to us today! I saw the button, but was unsure how it came apart. Thanks SO much!

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      ywillia 4 years ago

      Thank you for the help! I bought the player @ a yrd sale too. Tried a while to figure it out but jst couldn't:: THANKS AGAIN!!!

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      Helpingyoufindit 4 years ago

      Thanks to all that have posted such nice comments!

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      Helpingyoufindit 4 years ago

      You are so very welcome hope the CD player keeps smiles in the home.

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      Helpingyoufindit 4 years ago

      It's a tough one to figure for sure. Glad you were able to figure it out.

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      BL 3 years ago

      Awesome. I struggled with this for a good 15 minutes until I found your post. Thanks so much!

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      Helpingyoufindit 3 years ago

      I am glad I could help! Thanks for taking the time to tell me that it helped you.

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      Helpingyoufindit 3 years ago

      Thanks for letting me know that it helped you.

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      Aga 2 years ago

      Thank you I have tried so many times and was ready to throw that in a garbage. Some fave me that so I thought that is broken. I am glad I tried again.

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      Helpingyoufindit 2 years ago

      Glad we were able to keep that plastic thing out of the landfill. Thank you for taking the time to write to me.

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      rachel 2 years ago

      Thank you sooooo much lol I have spent about an hour trying to figure it out and this was the first Google result!!! Thank you again

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      Helpingyoufindit 2 years ago

      Glad I could help. Thanks for the comment sorry it took so long to get back to you.

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      Foxy Brown 2 years ago

      Thanks for your help , I didn't think i was ever going to get it :-)

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      Tammy 2 years ago

      thank you. I was looking for an hour to on how to change batteries. Ugh!

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      Helpingyoufindit 2 years ago

      Thanks it really feels good that I could help.

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      Mike 23 months ago

      Thanks for the help.

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      Helpingyoufindit 23 months ago

      Your welcome! Glad I was able to help so many people.

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      Lynn 15 months ago

      Bought at Goodwill and figured I had to push the catch, but was afraid of breaking the player when it still wouldn't budge! Your post was great. It is now playing music! Lol-- no babies --I bought it to hang on my headboard.

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      Helpingyoufindit 15 months ago

      Glad I could Help! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that my post had helped you.

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      Mechanics Guy 13 months ago from NY

      This bothers me long ago, thanks for help :)

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      Jan 8 months ago

      I never would have figured this out without your post. I purchased this item from a rummage sale with no directions.

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      Nana Linda 8 months ago

      OMG! Thank you so much - you are brilliant!!! My husband and I were ready to toss the CD player in the garbage! We are all set now thanks to you!

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      MomOfTwins 6 months ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was about to rip the face of the CD player off! I got it from a garage sale as well. It didn't dawn on me to ask how to change the batteries. Thank you for the detailed picture. It popped off in no time. Now we can get some much needed sleep!

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      kaykee 3 months ago

      how do you set the timer on the first years cd player?

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      Maru 8 weeks ago

      I bought this today at a garage sale as well and after 30 minutes trying decided to search online and you saved my day. I was about to go crazy.

      Thanks so much it was a great idea. Now I will continue to search for the manual .

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