Replacing an A2000 battery

From: Bryan Pope <>
Date: Sat Nov 6 21:25:44 2004

And thusly spake:
> >
> >
> > I am currently in the process of replacing my Amiga 2000's battery... On
> > 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 to
> > 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.

This one doesn't boot up. :( It starts up for a little bit, then the power
light flashes a # of times. I have googled for POST error messages but
could not find out what this meant.

> >
> > I have cleaned all of the white crap off with vinegar and a toothbrush. I
> > 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.

Also, did I read somewhere earlier that soldering to a battery is a VBT?
(Very Bad Thing) ;)


Bryan Pope
Received on Sat Nov 06 2004 - 21:25:44 GMT

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