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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:23 pm
by Devin
Looking forward to it! Tough nut to crack that one?

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:43 pm
by WindowsKiller
Yes, it was quite hard. I had to use a very sharp knife to separate the cover, and it took a few hours.

I've found a shop in the meantime that sells the cells needed to refurbish the battery, the cells are even from the same manufacturer! (GP, that is) Sadly, they charge 8,40 Euro for one cell, and 12 are needed... That's a little too expensive, but maybe I can get them cheaper somewhere else.

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:20 pm
by WindowsKiller
I think I'm going to use SANYO NH HR4/5U-1Z cells. They have the correct size and a much higher capacity than the original cells (2150 mAh instead of 1500 mAh). Still 3.35 € for one cell, so refurbishing the battery will cost about 40 €. Not that bad, I'd say. :D

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:00 pm
by Devin
You can refurbish mine after yours then! :wink:

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:58 pm
by WindowsKiller
I'll write a tutorial about how to do it. It must be done quite carefully, as the battery contains some electronics (a diode, a PTC thermistor and a charging current limiter).

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:12 am
by WindowsKiller
The new cells just arrived:


So I can finish the battery refurbishing today and the tutorial this weekend. :D

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:58 pm
by Devin
Sweet! :D

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:49 am
by WindowsKiller
Just finished re-assembling the battery:


I'm quite happy with the result. :) Now I have to see how long the new battery can power the 370. It has a 40% higher capacity after all!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:42 pm
by WindowsKiller
Does anyone know how long the original battery was able to power the CD-i 370? I've heard something about 1.5 hours at most. I can watch VCDs for more than 120 minutes with the new battery, it should even run longer when the DVC isn't used, as the load is much lower then. :D

Anyway, my battery refurbishing tutorial is done, but I have yet to translate it to English...

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:36 pm
by Devin
1.5 hours sounds about right. Look forward to that tutorial, I think my battery is on deaths door!

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:33 pm
by WindowsKiller
In case someone wants to take a look at the German version:

I'm not fully satisfied with it and will update it slightly before I start with the English translation, but it's complete and all instructions are correct (well, I hope so... ;)).

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:32 pm
by Bas
Wow Windowskiller, excellent job! A Google translation makes a lot of sense for english readers:

English version using google

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:58 pm
by WindowsKiller
Thanks. :)

I find the Google translation rather funny than usable... :lol:

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:59 pm
by Bas
True, but it's a great tool for people who can't understand the german language..... :oops:

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:09 am
by trigger
how much would you charge to do my battery?