's album Pulse
was noted for the fact that the jewel case
had a pulsing red LED
on it. As with all things electronic
this requires power
, supplied in this case by a battery
with a life-span of between 12-18 months. Because the CDs are shipped as a sealed unit
it is apparently impossible to replace the battery once Pulse stops pulsing.
Do not be disheartened! Help is at hand, and it is a fairly simple procedure to replenish your CDs supply of electrons.
First remove the book containing the CDs and the piece of cardboard from the jewel case. Now use a sharp knife (an ordinary kitchen knife should be OK) to carefully separate the cardboard tab at the inside bottom of the case from the wall -- it is held there with a couple of dabs of adhesive and there should be a slit already visible.
Now go back to the cutlery drawer from where you go the knife, and get a fork. Use the fork to gently prise the tab free from the side walls of the case. You should see a small printed circuit board which should slide out into your hand. Turn it over and replace the dead battery with a fresh one.
As all good car workshop manuals say, "reassembly is a reversal of disassembly". You shouldn't need to glue the tab back in place, but you're welcome to try if you like.
There you go, you have now breathed a new lease of life into your Pulse CD once more.