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Subject: Re: hardware 'mod' for FM's
an addition to the last email, you will need to scuff up the battery terminals that the solder will have some thing to grab onto.
----- Original Message -----
From: mat <matholton_at_landofconfusion.com>
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2004 12:38 pm
Subject: hardware 'mod' for FM's
> Hello all,
> I recently announced that I fixed my Fm recorder due to the badly
> designed grounding/negetive plate from thebattery to the casing..
> Well it's still not perfect and switches off on accassions (when
> on my bike and stuff). So I am considering solderiung the negative
> of the batteries directly to the ground on the motherboard. Is
> this a bad idea? Can I damage the batteries by soldering directly
> onto the end? All I want is a good contact that lasts, and it's
> currently unreliable. If I ever have to change the batteries, I
> can just desolder.
> Any help/ideas, most appreciated!
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