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    Battery leak on the trusted Ion Postable.... sadly discontunued.

    Any way of salvaging it ?

    Or what portable should I get as a replacement
    sigpicRock on Penderyn

  • #2
    Shouldn't be too difficult, which model is it? I'm guessing the contacts have corroded?

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    • #3
      Usually with battery leaks on gear (I'm thinking that horrid green stuff mixed with rust) I clean it off with a dry or slightly damp cloth from the contacts (I'd say use a little and i mean like a small dab on a cotton bud of something like IPA or lighter fluid, if you're stupid like me that is or careful, its a fine line!) then sand the contacts back with some sandpaper, wet and dry or a small file. Fiddly job but doable dependent on how easy the contacts are to get to and how bad the leak is but I've managed to get stuff working that has probably had that gunge on it for decades.
      Last edited by amidar; 03-08-2016, 11:58 PM. Reason: of not or
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      • #4
        It will be a - Ion LP 2 GO portable. Anyone else had any problems with these? Mine still going strong, gets used weekly and gets a bit of light abuse. Primarily used for digging/needle dropping, but used to play records in my v dub camper and caravan.

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        • #5
          they do show up on german eBay regulary for cheap. maybe just get a new one? How long did you have it?
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          • #6
            Link us an image of the state of the contacts so we can see what extent of trouble we're dealing with. Advice given by amidar is a great place to start!

            Worst case scenario, you can use one or more of those mobile rechargeable power packs to power it via a DC input socket!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by eclectiktronik View Post
              Link us an image of the state of the contacts so we can see what extent of trouble we're dealing with. Advice given by amidar is a great place to start!

              Worst case scenario, you can use one or more of those mobile rechargeable power packs to power it via a DC input socket!
              The Ion does have a seperate Dc power suply but that doesn't power up. I had a spare power supply and tried that but no use. Am giving it a good clean to get the gunk out
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              • #8
                If the external power supply* won't get it going, then likely the acid has affected the wiring. You'll have to open it up and see. As I said, pictures will help.

                * you did use one of the same voltage and polarity, didn't you?!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eclectiktronik View Post
                  If the external power supply* won't get it going, then likely the acid has affected the wiring. You'll have to open it up and see. As I said, pictures will help.

                  * you did use one of the same voltage and polarity, didn't you?!
                  I think it is the wiring TBH. Opened it up and have spent a good hour cleaning the Brown gunk out of it... It had run throughout the power supply connection. I think I will have to go see the local Tv repair man boffin to have a tinker
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                  • #10
                    Fact the power supply wont power it could mean a host of things, faulty power supply even, but your mention of 'brown gunk' inside the power area of in the innards does not bode well but most things are fixable.

                    Give it to my Dad he's spending his retirement learning all about electronics he never understood at the time, even bought himself an oscilloscope, he thinks its amazing the components you can buy from China these days. He's still angry Radio Spares closed his trade account in the 1970's because he didn't spend enough money there.

                    Originally posted by Boi Bach o Bethel View Post
                    I think it is the wiring TBH. Opened it up and have spent a good hour cleaning the Brown gunk out of it... It had run throughout the power supply connection. I think I will have to go see the local Tv repair man boffin to have a tinker
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