Nirvana was in sight.
Until he realized to his dismay, that the batteries were solidly held in place with glue from a hot glue gun. Foiled. While many would have stopped there, he soldiered on and tried to pull the batts out anyway. The call i got came shortly after he had accidentally cut into the batteries themselves and realized that he might end up doing more harm than good. Sonic Toothbrush - 1. John and the rest of us - 0.
Now it's obvious that the company who makes this doohicky doesn't want you opening it up, but the fact that they put it together in a way that should you break the outer shell you still can't get it apart, cheeses me even more. I'm guessing it all comes down to cost, but it seems as if they don't want you fixing anything yourself even if you know how.
Moral of the story, stick with your toothbrush and leave the rechargeables to someone else. Are rechargeables better than "disposables"? Of course, but as this goes to show, not all rechargeables are created equal. Thanks for sharing John and keep fighting the good fight. I'm gonna turn the fridge up one setting as a way to honor your quest for wasting less and a stick and dirt are in the mail as we speak to help keep those choppers strong.