Re: [NTLK] Continuing the Battery Tray Rebuild Thread...

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 - 21:44:25 EDT

The heat suggests that you have a short somewhere. check to see
where there could be an accidental cross connection. Look for the
possibility that a wire or spot of solder is piercing the insulation
of a pair of batteries.
Next se a volt meter to test the cumulative increase in voltage along
the series, and/or some sort of continuity tester to see if you are
delivering power to the connector. If you used an eMate connector,
red is connected to the positive terminal and black to neg.

After you have confirmed that there is no short, try pressing the
reset button and wait a minute or so.

I built one of these for myself and also included the polyswitch in
the circuit, taped to the side of one of the batteries.

good luck


On Jun 12, 2007, at 6:06 PM, McJohn wrote:

> Sonny said: I've got two modifications completed already and they were
> sold.
> [Snip]
> I say: See, this is a mod I could seriously get behind. Over the
> course of several weeks, I have painstakingly taken apart two eMate
> battery packs and soldered the leads to a battery tray, as recommended
> by Stephanie M.'s website. Even installed the thermistor. I've
> loaded
> 'em with four fully-charged Sony 2500 mAH rechargables. Slip 'em into
> the eMate, and... nothing. No lights, no boot, no nothing. I have
> three eMates and not one of 'em acknowledged either of the battery
> trays. Alkalines didn't do anything either, except get so hot it
> gives
> the term "laptop" a painful new intensity. I take it from the
> illustrations that the Newton battery pack differs significantly from
> the one for the eMate, but does anybody have any idea whatsoever what
> I've done wrong?

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