Re: Dead on-board battery??
- Like most modern electronics it is designed to be as much "throw-away" as possible. Manufactures do not want you doing things like replacing batteries that wear out once a warrantee is expired. They want you to throw it away and buy their latest product.
Relatively speaking, the NSLU2's are not that hard to open. I have a portable drive I've been trying to figure out a way to open for two years now without breaking anything. Mainly because I'm curious if it is SATA or IDE.
While you had the NSLU2 open, I hope you too the time to clip the resister to upgrade it's speed.
--- In email@example.com, "dad2luke" <goes_m@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dad2luke" <goes_m@> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I was curious what the symptoms are of a dead battery.
> > I have a NSLU2 (running R63 of the COTS software), and it always hangs on the first boot. The if I power cycle it, second boot always works. Restarts always work. I am using externally powered disks so I don't think that it is an issue of current draw from the power supply. I am wonder if something that needs power from the battery is not getting it and is hanging the NSLU2, but after the NSLU2 has been on for a bit the whatever now has power and is happy. Anyone else seen this?
> > Dad2Luke
> I replaced the battery and everything seems fine now. But I am deeply curious what it is so hard to open the case when there is a battery inside that will need replacing in the near future... I nearly broke it.
--- In email@example.com, "Bill" <yahoo@...> wrote:
I have a portable drive I've been trying to figure out a way to open for two years now without breaking anything. Mainly because I'm curious if it is SATA or IDE.
Concerning opening the portable drive I might help you. Have a look at:
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>I have two NSLU2's since the NSLU2 uses a UNIX file system and I don't own another UNIX machines. So I need a spare. I have overclocked one and am seeing if it's happy about it. So far its very happy and does a backup in about 3/4 of the time as before. The other one will get the same treatment in a bit.
> While you had the NSLU2 open, I hope you too the time to clip the resister to upgrade it's speed.
Incidentally, the folks I work with work on surface mount hardware and have a device that's basically heated tweezers and one of our hardware folks had that resistor out of there faster than I can type this message.