Hi Gang, Well after posting on Facebook that my card was still ticking after 11 years of usage... the batteries finally gave up on me today LOL. I'm guessing I jinxed it by posting on that thread. Anyhow, I was wondering if the 2 very flat round batteries that the reader contains are easily replacable. Also, forgot to look before pulling them out, so is there a sense to put them in? If any of you have insites on this, any input would be greatly appreciated I'll probably go to the pharmacy or to "The Source" to see i they have replacement batteries. Keep me posted. Cheers!