No "Tales from the Road" for you. As usual at this time of year it is dull & damp and I really don't want to be riding. So here's a little "fixing" post.
I have a small travel shaver, a Remington R95, that I use only occasionally. It started to become weak - the battery was obviously not charging fully. As you will see this is not intended to be a user serviceable item but I thought I'd try to revive it.
let me say that a local store sells this shaver for £12.50 ($15) so any
sensible person would just buy a new one. But this is my stand against
the disposable society!
was a little fiddly but the shaver came apart ok. The battery is a
single rechargeable AAA. It is fixed to the circuit board by tabs that
could not easily be removed. I think the tabs are spot welded to the
battery terminals. (my soldering iron had no effect) This meant that I
had to de-solder the tabs from the circuit board.
| The razor |
| In bits |
|Battery removed |
got a new rechargeable battery and soldered some copper wire to the
terminals and soldered to wires on to the circuit board.
| I put it all back together….and it seems to be charging.|
| It works! |