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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2014-12-23 9:00 PM
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There's been a lot of discussion about this on these forums. Search "Mobilon battery" and you'll see what I'm talking about. Here's a particularly instructive one:

http://www.hpcfactor.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3797
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Paianni Page Icon Posted 2014-12-23 9:08 PM
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The only time I tried to recell my HC-4500's battery was when I put myself in danger of cutting myself with an extremely sharp blade...needless to say I never attempted it again. My message obviously is be careful.

If I have some spare cash and I'm not looking at other things I might consider a HC-4200 or HC-4100, especially if they come with the HPC Pro ROM, as those used dry cells and are more reliable than the colour models.
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mikey pizano Page Icon Posted 2014-12-23 9:45 PM
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Hmm, wondering if it is really worth all the effort for what I am using as a toy.
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hmascience Page Icon Posted 2014-12-24 12:14 AM
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FWIW, in replacing the cells in a MP900, cutting through the battery pack just took patience. So, unlike the referenced directions, my revision would be ...

2. Using an Xacto knife, make a series of shallow cuts along the bottom of the battery pack where the plastic comes together (see picture). You're cutting through the plastic, so be patient.

I'd define "a series" as being 100-300 cuts.

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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2014-12-24 1:42 PM
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I have since improved in my battery rebuilding.

I too use an Xacto knife, but I also sit with a lit candle. Heating the blade before scoring actually melts the plastic making it far easier to cut. I've reduced my strokes from 200+ to about 50 using a heated blade.

And if you don't use a bench vise or something to secure the battery with and choose to hold it, you can buy steel knife protective gloves that will keep you from cutting your fingers off.
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mikey pizano Page Icon Posted 2014-12-25 1:33 AM
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I have seriously considered doing my Sig3 battery.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2014-12-25 10:39 AM
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Mikey,

let me know if you need "broken" Sig 3 with good battery. (They still somehow don't allow to send only battery overseas).

There are lucky times I can find one.
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Alt Bass Page Icon Posted 2014-12-25 3:23 PM
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mikey pizano - 2014-12-25 4:33 AM

I have seriously considered doing my Sig3 battery.


This won't happen without loosing at least some of the factory look. The battery of Sig 3 is terrible for recelling, the whole edges of the case halfes are glued and the contact between glued edges is overlapping and hidden.
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mikey pizano Page Icon Posted 2014-12-25 6:01 PM
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Well, I wont try recelling again anytime soon! I checked it 3 times, to make sure polarity was right, and i fried the HC4600... Merry Christmas indeed...
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