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Subject: Re: do you have a spare Recorder battery cover ?

Re: do you have a spare Recorder battery cover ?

From: Lee Pilgrim <>
Date: 2005-02-03

Yes, I have had that happen too unfortunatly.
I do believe I also have a spare battery cover around.

Send me a private email: bagawk _AT_ gmail DOT com

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 21:28:19 +0100, Christian Mahr
<> wrote:
> Dear all,
> yesterday late evening it happened!
> I found the left two batteries of my Archos recorder almost burned!!
> Shortened, overheated, smelling strange, complete dead, including loss of some
> strange fluids....
> And: the battery cover on the left side almost completely melted - unusable!
> Yes I know: thou shalt use original Archos cells. Instead I used latest
> Japanese 2300mAh NiMH types....
> First analysis revealed that only the left 2 cells were affected. The two on
> the right hand side seems still OK.
> The cover of the cell on the right lower corner was somewhat scratched. So I
> tend to believe that some contact between this cell and the metal sheet below
> might have actually shortened the left 2 cells?
> Question 1: Am I the first one to experience this?
> Question 2: Any further insights on the problem or recommendations what to
> do?
> I actually cleaned the machine, resoldered the right lower corner battery
> contact to the metal sheet housing, replaced all cells and applied some tape
> to all the metal where the batteries do rest on.
> After this procedure, it works again. I am afraid that the disk drive (not
> being in use at the time of desaster) might have taken the overtemperature
> period somewhat serious - but it still does work.
> But what I am now looking for:
> --> Can somebody offer a spare battery cover for Archos Recorder 20 for a few
> bucks? Mabye also from another archos type? Anthing from your private Archos
> graveyard? (I might be even interested in a complete recorder, dead or alive
> - if the price is OK).
> Thank you for your consideration!
> Christian
> _______________________________________________

Received on Thu Feb 3 01:05:28 2005

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