[NTLK] Leaky battery!

Steven Frank stevenf at panic.com
Tue Sep 18 22:34:53 EDT 2018

So just to confirm: since I’ve never done this before and don’t have the steadiest hands in the world, you would recommend the “lid” method rather than cracking the seams?

Steven, via iPad

On Sep 18, 2018, at 4:33 PM, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

>> Just pulled some Newton stuff out of storage and discovered I have a
> battery pack that's leaking / corroded pretty badly.
>> is it worth trying to salvage the case plastics so it can be rebuilt, or
> is it just dangerous trash at this point?
> By all means salvage it. You can split the pack at the seams, which is how
> I've been doing things for years. The reason why I still recommend cutting
> of the lid is because that keeps the overall structure of the back more or
> less intact. You will get the pack easier into and out of the Newton, and it
> will be more sturdy than after having cut it in half. Especially if you have
> done that for the first time ever.
> As to cleaning the contacts: I admit I'm not an expert, so I never used
> baking soda or vinegar. I always used alcohol pads, which are doing their
> job quite well ;-)
> Cheers
> Frank
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