Video Doorbell - Removing the back cover and installing batteries

This article describes how to remove the back cover and install batteries for the Blink Video Doorbell.

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CAUTION

Electrical Shock Hazard: When electric wires are connected to the back plate, live current is available at the two metal contact posts. Before opening the back cover, turn off all power to the doorbell chime at the circuit breaker.


Note: Blink cameras are only compatible with size AA 1.5 volt Lithium non-rechargeable batteries.

Release key

To remove the doorbell from its mounting plate, use the release key that came taped to the paper template in the product box.

If you need another key, contact Blink support‍.


Release Key


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Disconnecting from the mounting plate

To disconnect the doorbell from its mounting plate, press the key straight into the slot on the bottom of the unit until the gray catch is released. This will allow you to pull the doorbell off the mounting plate.

Accessing the battery compartment

Remove the battery cover

After disconnecting the doorbell from its mounting plate, remove the weather-resistant back cover to access the batteries.

   

Open battery cover 
Flip the doorbell over so you're looking at the back. With your fingernail, lift the bottom edge of the gray latch at the bottom of the doorbell. This releases the weather-resistant cover, allowing you to remove and replace the batteries.

Note: Keep the cover in a safe place when you change batteries.


How to close the battery cover 

  1. Insert the tabs at the top of the door into the slots near terminal screws.
  2. Push the bottom of the back cover until you see and hear the gray latch click into place.

Remounting the doorbell

Align the top of the doorbell with the top of the back plate so that the hook sets. Next, press the bottom against the back plate firmly until you feel and hear a click.

After you've remounted your doorbell, press the doorbell button to test it.


Video Doorbell with 2-hole back plate

Disconnecting from the mounting plate

If your doorbell has an open battery compartment, the latch is opened by pulling the release key toward you slightly. When released, slide the doorbell up while pivoting away from the mounting plate.

Accessing the battery compartment

Once you've dismounted the doorbell, flip the camera over and replace the batteries as needed.

Reinstalling the doorbell

Connect the doorbell to its mounting plate by lining up the pins and using a two step motion - press the doorbell against the back plate firmly (with moderate force), then push down to line up the bottom edges. You should feel a slight click when the doorbell is secure.

After you've reinstalled your doorbell, press the doorbell button to test it.

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