[NTLK] Leaky battery!
stevenf at panic.com
Thu Sep 13 19:47:41 EDT 2018
Uh oh, so which is it, baking soda or vinegar? Tie-breaker vote, anyone? :)
Also, what's the best way to get the enclosure open without puncturing the battery or damaging the plastics?
> On Sep 13, 2018, at 1:14 PM, Andrei Chichak <newton at chichak.ca> wrote:
> I’d say that this is exactly wrong.
> The goop coming out of the batteries is alkaline. You neutralize it with an acid. Baking soda is alkaline.
> Go for the vinegar. (been there, done that)
>> On 2018-September-13, at 1:52 PM, j <thej at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> I would open it up and wash it out with baking soda (a chemical base) to neutralize the acid. Scrub it with an old tooth brush too.
>> If the plastic stays together, then, Yes, keep it. There will likely be some discolouration inside.
>> I’ve cleaned up worse battery corrosion and it turned out fine.
>>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Steven Frank <stevenf at panic.com> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Just pulled some Newton stuff out of storage and discovered I have a battery pack that's leaking / corroded pretty badly. Couple pics:
>>> https://stevenf.com/gfx/mp2100-battery-leak-1.jpg <https://stevenf.com/gfx/mp2100-battery-leak-1.jpg>
>>> https://stevenf.com/gfx/mp2100-battery-leak-2.jpg <https://stevenf.com/gfx/mp2100-battery-leak-2.jpg>
>>> Fortunately this was not stored _in_ a Newton, just in the same box, so the Newton is fine.
>>> I have other, rebuilt packs I can use, and a battery sled, so this isn't going to ruin my day, but I'm wondering: is it worth trying to salvage the case plastics so it can be rebuilt, or is it just dangerous trash at this point?
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