[NTLK] Battery Corrosion 2100
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Wed Dec 8 13:18:52 EST 2010
>From: Jonathan Schalliol <jon at schalliol.com>
>Sent: Dec 8, 2010 10:50 AM
>To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
>Subject: [NTLK] Battery Corrosion 2100
>Well, my AAs seem to have corroded inside my 2100 and I can't figure out how to get them out to remove the corrosion. It is basically sealed up. Does anyone have ideas? Thanks!
Someone else just asked a kind of similar question...you can take out the four screws on the back, carefully separate the back from the unit and then remove a small screw by the battery compartment. You then carefully separate the top cover and there you are, the corroded AA batteries and the inside of the compartment! Both Frank Gruendel and iFixit have great guides for disassembly, PLEASE use one for reference (don't just start ripping and prying and yanking if you haven't done this before!). Frank's is http://www.pda-soft.de/2x00_disassemble.html ... iFixit's is http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-Tablet-Teardown/2153/2 .
I've used household vinegar to clean off the corrosion (using a cotton swab or something similar)...apply until it stops foaming, then apply some warm water to rinse it off, then use the same method with WD-40 or synthetic grease (when it gets warm in there the synthetic grease won't liquify and run everywhere) to help prevent further corrosion. In fact, anywhere you see greenish-blue or white corrosion, use the vinegar and the rest to get rid of it.
of course, if it's not salvageable (too badly corroded) you'll have to get a parts Newton and swap out stuff...there's some details on that at http://www.newtonphoenix.org .
Hope this helps.
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