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> Good Prce On A Replacement Battery For The 3100?
dlj0
post Sep 29 2007, 05:28 AM
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Anyone have a source for a replacement battery for the 3100 that has a good price? I will be depending on my Zaurus for some months as my sole access, and want to be sure I have a good battery. But US $90+ is a bit steep.

Obviously I want something that will not fry the beast as well.
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post Sep 29 2007, 08:18 AM
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I've bought mine from BraunOni'a BatteryUpgrade.com.
Three already, no problems.
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post Sep 29 2007, 09:37 AM
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Thanks! Those look like good deals (and have good mAh ratings).

Maybe we should pin a thread on places to get batteries?
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post Sep 29 2007, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 29 2007, 09:37 AM) *
Thanks! Those look like good deals (and have good mAh ratings).

Maybe we should pin a thread on places to get batteries?

Definitely
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jpmatrix
post Oct 1 2007, 03:18 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Sep 30 2007, 12:43 AM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 29 2007, 09:37 AM) *
Thanks! Those look like good deals (and have good mAh ratings).

Maybe we should pin a thread on places to get batteries?

Definitely


aggree
for now i put it on my (independant) wiki wink.gif

http://matrixmen.free.fr/wikini/wakka.php?wiki=ZauRus

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post Oct 1 2007, 03:48 AM
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Awesome. Thanks!
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dlj0
post Oct 5 2007, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE(arzgi @ Sep 29 2007, 12:18 PM) *
I've bought mine from BraunOni'a BatteryUpgrade.com.
Three already, no problems.

Wos, that's more like it. Thanks. Their prices were about 1/3 what some other sites were asking. I hope it works...
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dlj0
post Oct 14 2007, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Oct 5 2007, 08:25 PM) *
QUOTE(arzgi @ Sep 29 2007, 12:18 PM) *
I've bought mine from BraunOni'a BatteryUpgrade.com.
Three already, no problems.

Wos, that's more like it. Thanks. Their prices were about 1/3 what some other sites were asking. I hope it works...


The good news is that the battery arrived fairly quickly. The bad news is that it does not seem to work!

I put it in, close the cover, plug in the charger, and the yellow light blinks and blinks. This is the same signal it gives when there is not battery at all. Can it be that it only needs charging? The contacts on the battery seem to be a bit more deeply recessed than the original, could that mean that contact is not being made? Anyone? I will try leaving it to charge overnight, with the O/S shut down, in hopes of bringing it back to life.
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post Oct 15 2007, 02:29 AM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Oct 15 2007, 07:05 AM) *
QUOTE(dlj0 @ Oct 5 2007, 08:25 PM) *
QUOTE(arzgi @ Sep 29 2007, 12:18 PM) *
I've bought mine from BraunOni'a BatteryUpgrade.com.
Three already, no problems.

Wos, that's more like it. Thanks. Their prices were about 1/3 what some other sites were asking. I hope it works...


The good news is that the battery arrived fairly quickly. The bad news is that it does not seem to work!

I put it in, close the cover, plug in the charger, and the yellow light blinks and blinks. This is the same signal it gives when there is not battery at all. Can it be that it only needs charging? The contacts on the battery seem to be a bit more deeply recessed than the original, could that mean that contact is not being made? Anyone? I will try leaving it to charge overnight, with the O/S shut down, in hopes of bringing it back to life.

Ah, still. Contact problem, don't worry, been there, seen that. I contacted the seller about this, and they replyed that they will contact the manufacturer, but apparently nothing has happened. There was already a discussion about this matter
here, but can't find it now. Anyway you have to carve some plastics around the battery contacts, they are a bit two
deep. After that you perhaps have to tape a folded paper piece or something to the bottom of the battery, so that
it will sit in tightly.

Sorry that I forgot to mention that, but after doing those measures by batteries have worked flawlessy. I have not
oppened my battery cover for a long time, so didn't remember that.
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post Oct 15 2007, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE(arzgi @ Oct 15 2007, 06:29 AM) *
Ah, still. Contact problem, don't worry, been there, seen that. I contacted the seller about this, and they replyed that they will contact the manufacturer, but apparently nothing has happened. There was already a discussion about this matter
here, but can't find it now. Anyway you have to carve some plastics around the battery contacts, they are a bit two
deep. After that you perhaps have to tape a folded paper piece or something to the bottom of the battery, so that
it will sit in tightly.


Ahh. Seems to be working; the charging light is lit now. Thanks.
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dlj0
post Oct 17 2007, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Oct 16 2007, 12:46 AM) *
QUOTE(arzgi @ Oct 15 2007, 06:29 AM) *
Ah, still. Contact problem, don't worry, been there, seen that. I contacted the seller about this, and they replyed that they will contact the manufacturer, but apparently nothing has happened. There was already a discussion about this matter
here, but can't find it now. Anyway you have to carve some plastics around the battery contacts, they are a bit two
deep. After that you perhaps have to tape a folded paper piece or something to the bottom of the battery, so that
it will sit in tightly.


Ahh. Seems to be working; the charging light is lit now. Thanks.


The battery is working well now. Thanks for the tips, everyone.
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post Oct 18 2007, 02:28 AM
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QUOTE
The battery is working well now. Thanks for the tips, everyone.



Good to hear!
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jpmatrix
post Dec 4 2007, 06:17 AM
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same battery, received today, same problem sad.gif grrrrrrrrrr
solved (i hope) with 3 little aluminium paper inserted on the contacts.......
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jpmatrix
post Dec 4 2007, 09:15 AM
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bad news:
after some hours of charging, i try to wake up the zaurus but it doesn't want to........
please help !

i've mailed braunoni for some help too...
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post Dec 4 2007, 08:06 PM
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I tried the foil route with my 3rd-party batteries and didn't have much luck, even though I could get the charging light to stay on. Using a hobby knife/scalpel to cut away the thin plastic strip between the bottom edge of each terminal and the case seam did wonders to get the battery working, and it only took 30 seconds biggrin.gif

The problem isn't really that the contacts are too deep, but that plastic strip presses against the spring contacts and keeps them from reaching the terminals.
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