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> 6000 Battery Bulge. Keep 6000 Or Sell?
bluedevils
post Nov 16 2007, 09:25 PM
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So I'm watching TV tonight and I noticed the 6000 wasn't lying flat on the table. The battery had bulged. I assume this is dangerous to use anymore (kinda scared it may shoot flames). I'll try to safely discard the battery (city hazardous waste dump?) tomorrow.

I'm now at a crossroads. Do I buy another battery (if it can be found) or do I sell what's left of the 6000? I still have the 760 server and my everyday 3100. Any suggestions?
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speculatrix
post Nov 17 2007, 02:19 PM
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trisoft can get hold of 6000 batteries at a not-insane price.

there's been some recent activity in Angstrom for Tosa, so the device isn't a dead duck.

when I get my act together and create an installer for TomTom to allow you to put in your TomTom x00 sd card into the Z and use the Z as a sat-nav, the 6000 might have a new lease of life.

the 6000 would also make a neat multimedia controller/player in your car, get a wifi enabled hard drive (Asus WLL-2.5R or Dlink GDSM600 thin) put in the boot of your car, SMB mount it and play MP3s via the zaurus!
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post Nov 19 2007, 08:27 AM
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I must have lost touch a bit. I guess streamlinecpus is no longer around. I'll probably try trisoft. The 760 battery (from my original 5500 maybe) is starting to bulge a bit too. The 760 I will still replace the battery, but I'm transferring server functions to the mac mini. I'm now coming to the conclusion that I don't want a lithium ion device on 24/7.

thanks speculatrix,

I never thought of the 6000 as a dead duck, but it has always been an extra toy for me and I figure somebody may be able to put it to better use. If a battery isn't expensive, then I may keep it as a toy.
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post Nov 19 2007, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 17 2007, 02:19 PM) *
trisoft can get hold of 6000 batteries at a not-insane price.

there's been some recent activity in Angstrom for Tosa, so the device isn't a dead duck.

when I get my act together and create an installer for TomTom to allow you to put in your TomTom x00 sd card into the Z and use the Z as a sat-nav, the 6000 might have a new lease of life.

the 6000 would also make a neat multimedia controller/player in your car, get a wifi enabled hard drive (Asus WLL-2.5R or Dlink GDSM600 thin) put in the boot of your car, SMB mount it and play MP3s via the zaurus!



Dang good idea since I have the car mount and FM transmitter for my C1K. You said "boot" of your car... that's such a UK term... tongue.gif
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post Nov 19 2007, 03:43 PM
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bluedevil: my Tosa battery also bulged couple of month ago after a long cross-continent trip (don't know what's causing it). Fortunately I had a spare at hand and had another one in the sled. You you want to sell your tosa, let me know.
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joeabbott
post Nov 20 2007, 10:42 AM
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My battery bulged a couple of months ago as well.
I saw another thread on the 6000 forum and sent an email to Jeff at dynamism. He responded that they can still get them with a 7 - 10 day lead time.
I haven't ordered yet, but will eventually.
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post Nov 20 2007, 12:03 PM
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Yikes! The battery cost at trisoft is not trivial. joeabbott, can you pm me the price of the battery from dynamism?

xjqian, somebody else PMed me for it, but your number 2 in line if I decide to sell it. I sold my sled a long time ago. If these are the cost of replacing the 6000 battery, then I'm more incline to sell it.
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