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Subject: Re: FMR batteries

Re: FMR batteries

From: Stephen Noftall <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:34:25 -0800

Chuck Urwiler wrote:

> Basically, I'm pretty certain that my battery in my FMR is having
> problems. I can't run the unit more than about an hour or so before it
> shuts down, and if I turn the unit off and leave it unplugged
> overnight, it won't run in the morning without being plugged in.

Sounds like a battery problem. My guess is that it's not the batteries
themselves, but either the contacts or a cold solder joint inside the
unit. If you are skilled with a soldering iron (or have the nerve to try
something new), you could check it out yourself. If you do manage to get
it apart, what I did was to bend the battery terminals slightly ahead,
so that when the battery slides in, it makes better contact. I would
also check around the battery charging circuitry to see if any cold
solder joints or blobs are in there.
Of course, if its under warranty, best to send it back ;-)

> <> (found
> this link while visiting the site).

Wow, thanks for the link! That does look like the exact same battery I
found in my FMR. But it says 2800mAhr, and mine was 2200.... Hmmm, when
I do go back in there for the 80gB harddrive upgrade, I am going to
upgrade to these ones.

Received on 2004-01-19

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