Replacing an A2000 battery

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Sat Nov 6 14:20:11 2004

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Subject: Re: Replacing an A2000 battery

> >
> >
> > I am currently in the process of replacing my Amiga 2000's battery...
> > the
> > one I was finally able to remove there *seems* to be some damage to the
> > circuit board that was underneath and nearing the 68000. Instead of the
> > circuits being a nice green colour, it is now black. Is there any way
> > tell if this is only a colour change? Also, it looks like some of the
> > copper has been eaten away around where the negative part of the battery
> > was soldered to the motherboard.
> sounds like the battery acid leaked out and started eating away. Only way
> to know if damage has been done is to see if the board still works (boots)
> or not. You can't really clean it off without doing some damage to the
> traces.
> >
> > I have cleaned all of the white crap off with vinegar and a toothbrush.
> > then used "Precision Electronics Cleaner" from RS which is _supposed_ to
> > leave no residue.
> >
> > Also, how are the solder tabs affixed to the battery? The replacement
> > batteries I got don't have any.
> The tabe are usually spot welded on. Most cells are designed to go into
> some sort of holder that has contacts. You might have to rig up a battery
> with pigtail leads and attach that to the mobo, with the battery stuck on
> somewhere with RTV or other adhesive.
> Gary Hildebrand

Some people get a common coin type battery and solder a battery holder to
where the old one was. Its better to replace the battery with a type that
will not leak or you will have to do this again in 5-10 years.

I just removed the battery in my A2000 and have yet to put another in since
I don't care about the time function.
Received on Sat Nov 06 2004 - 14:20:11 GMT

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