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Zojirushi Rice Cooker Battery Replacement

The battery in my Zojirushi rice cooker powers the internal clock, memory settings and a small LCD display. After 10 years, the battery finally gave out. I did some investigating and found that Zojirushi soldered the battery to the PCB. 🤬

Thanks to the internet I learned that it would be easy to desolder the old battery and replace it with a battery holder and new CR2045 battery. It took about 10 minutes to open the rice cooker, remove the PCB, solder in the new part and close it up.

Out with the old...

In with the new...

For the NS-LGC05 model, I had to unplug all the cables to remove the board and access the battery for desoldering. If you ever find yourself needing to do this, you might want to snap a few pictures to remember where the cables go afterward!

Since I had to purchase 10 of these parts, feel free to reach out if you need one! 🤣