|HP-32E Battery Pack|
Message #1 Posted by Gerry Katz on 4 Jan 2004, 7:59 a.m.
I'm new to this board. Have an HP-32E that I love, and am hoping to salvage. The battery pack, now for the second time, does not hold a charge for very long. Lats time, I was able to buy a replacement pack by mail, although I can't remember where. This time, I went to Radio Shack to buy the 1.25v NiCad batteries, but since I'm not too adept at electronics (and don't own a sodering gun), I'm nervous about putting it all together.
1. Do I have to soder the contacts together, as they are on the old pack)?
2. Do I have to tape it all together, or can they go in loose on the plastic clip piece.
3. Does it matter that the sodered tips on the other end are touching? Or should I break them off or bend them back?
Sorry to be such an amateur, but thanks for putting together this site and for helping out a devoted, if naive, friend.