Toshiba T3200SX Question

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 23:32:39 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 wrote:

> It's definitely Lithium (Eternacell B9632T 3.6V). I think the machine must
> have been on it's side when the battery leaked. There is a lot a corrosion
> damage to the FDD mounting hardware and the FDD head stepper motor.
> Anything zinc plated seems to have been badly corroded.

I've never seen a lithium battery leak from old age. I have some sitting
around that were made in the mid '80s. I'll make a note to avoid this
particular brand if I can help it. Does the motor still turn? It may just
need to be cleaned up.

> Before I get around to cleaning the boards I will need to figure out how to
> disconnect the display. The connecting cables are hardwired to the main
> board :-(

Are they soldered? Do they use flat plastic or standard ribbon cable?
Sometimes they use a locking connector on the flat plastic cables, you
have to gently pull up on the top edge of the connector on the pc board.
These are usually easy to spot tho, because they usually have a lip and a
line around them where they are segmented. I've actually seen companies
solder the flat plastic cables directly to boards, and they are very
difficult to desolder and resolder successfully without lots of experience
and a temperature controlled iron.

Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 23:32:39 GMT

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