Removing the Battery Cover of Blink cameras

Select your camera


Blink Video Doorbell

The batteries and a QR code representing the Device Serial Number (DSN), are found inside the case of your Blink doorbell.

To change batteries, follow the instructions to open the case. If you have a wired installation, disconnect power before removing the doorbell from its backplate. This is to protect you from possible electrical shock by touching the exposed terminals.

Delete

CAUTION

Electrical Shock Hazard: When electric wires are connected to the back plate, live current is available at the two metal contact posts. To be completely safe, we recommend turning off all power to the doorbell chime at the circuit breaker before opening the doorbell case to change batteries.


Opening the Blink Video Doorbell Case

To remove the doorbell from its back plate, use the Opening Key that came taped to the paper template in the product box. 

Opening Key1641309775854-1641309775854.png
Put the key into the opening at the base of the Blink Video Doorbell.


Lift, or pull the key 'toward' you while you move the doorbell up (toward the top, or camera side of the doorbell) to unseat the hooks and separate from the back plate.

Inside the battery case you can find the QR code and corresponding Device Serial Number (DSN), the reset button, and a diagram shows the correct position to insert new batteries.

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


Press the doorbell button to test it.


Delete

Outdoor and Indoor (gen 2)

For Outdoor and Indoor (gen 2) cameras, the batteries and Device Serial Number (DSN) sticker are found inside the back cover. The serial number is needed to add a device to a system. For automated convenience, we have added a QR code version of the serial number to scan with the Blink mobile app.

1640920806784-scan-devices.png

Before trying to remove the back cover, you must remove the camera from any mounts or accessories. This includes any third-party products.

Your camera shipped with a silicone disc covering the screw that secures the back cover.


The screw slot allows you to use the included opening tool/mount adapter unscrew the camera back. You can also use a coin, or flathead screwdriver.


A plastic sticker on the back of the camera shows the direction to turn. Turn left (counter clockwise) to open, and right (clockwise) to close.


Remove the film before camera use.


To remove the back cover and open the camera

1. If it is present, remove the silicone protective cover from the fastening screw, and keep it for future use.

2. Use the included opening tool, to turn the screw counter-clockwise (turning to the left) until the screw spins freely.

3. Apply side pressure on the opening tool to gently pry the cover loose. As shown in the illustration, be careful to hold the camera on its side, to allow the cover to come off.


3.a. (Accessibility) Another way to remove the back cover after it is unscrewed completely, is to turn the opening tool around and insert the mounting end into the camera's back cover. Then, if you pull the opening tool gently, the camera's back cover comes off because the two are now attached.


To secure the back cover and close the camera

1. Align the guide notches as shown, and gently hold the cover in place against the camera body.

2. Turn the screw clockwise (turning to the right) approximately three turns, or until snug. Take care to prevent over-tightening. The cover should be flush with the camera body when you are done.


Top of page

XT2 and XT

This article will show you how to remove the battery cover from your new Blink XT camera. You can also watch a video on how to remove it by clicking here.

1. Hold the camera so that the back is facing you.

Hold the camera so that the back is facing you

2. You'll notice a grey switch with an arrow facing toward the bottom of the camera. Slide and hold that in the direction of the arrow.

Slide and hold grey switch

3. While doing this, pull up on the battery cover with your thumb. This may require some force as the camera is air tight.

pull up on battery cover with thumb and lift the cover off

4. Lift the battery cover off of the camera.

insert batteries and access serial number

That's it, you can now insert the batteries and access your camera's serial number (S/N).

Top of page

Indoor (gen 1)

The latch to remove the back cover of the Indoor (gen 1) camera is on the bottom. Slide the latch to release the battery cover.
first generation indoor battery cover and latch

Click here to learn how to remove the battery cover from the Blink Indoor and Outdoor camera.

The Blink Mini does not use batteries.



Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact Support