My Sl2 Battery Got Big

Discussion in 'Sirius Portables' started by IdRatherBeSkiing, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    I came home from a vacation and wanted to catch the 1981 countdown on the weekend this morning on way to work. Grabbed SL2 out of home dock (I had not taken it with me) and tried to get it into the case. It wouldn't fit which was kind of odd. Looked and saw the back plate had been forced out and battery had swollen. I remember hearing about this. I figure the battery is dead. Fortunatly it did not take the unit,

    Is it possible to even get an SL2 battery now or am I basically SOL?
     
  2. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    I thought you Canuks went on "holiday".
     
  3. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

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  4. greenearth

    greenearth Active Member

    I had the same thing happen about a year ago. I got a new one from TSS and it is working.
     
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  5. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    Bought my SL2 Jan 2010. Noticed the back cover was separating and my battery was pregnant. TSS had one on my doorstep in no time, Works flawlessly. The 19.99 sticker price has dropped 2 bucks since then so what are you waiting on? lol
     
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  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Me getting to my us credit card. :)
     
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  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Credit card aquired. Battery ordered.
     
  8. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Battery arrived last week and worked well. However as of Friday, my SL2 has had "Aquiring Signal" 100% of the time. I believe they may have activated the new sat which would cut off my reception. Piss poor timing.
     
  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Craptastic!
    Have you done all of the reset and restore tricks?
    Does it still do it when you're in a dock without the battery?
     
  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    No. Also gotta try replacement antenna.
     
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  11. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    No antenna works -- also tried car dock. Will try portable antenna tomorrow. If that works outside, then it has to be the new sat as I have a north window.
     
  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

  13. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Put the whole thing back together with original config and all of a sudden it started working again. I think some piece of my equipment is becoming flaky.
     
  14. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    New or old battery?
     
  15. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    New battery.


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