[vcf-midatlantic] TRS-80 PC-1 & Printer

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Thu Jul 28 21:41:28 EDT 2016

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 02:58:17PM -0400, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Also, the printer apparently runs off an internal (read as non-replaceable)
> ni-cad battery. I'm not sure if it needs replacing or not at this point,
> I'm going to try and let it charge for 15hrs (per the manual) and see if it
> functions at all then. Otherwise I will probably have to take it apart and
> try to get the battery stats and find/make a replacement.
I would always recommend opening up and checking anything you know has a
battery in it. They frequently leak which will damage whatever is nearby.
Nicads leakage seems to be less volume than some other types.

Powering it up with the leakage would likely make things worse.

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