My Sl2 Battery Got Big

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Oct 11, 2008
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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?
 

Vols44

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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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IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
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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
Me getting to my us credit card. :)
 
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Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
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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.
 

HecticArt

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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?
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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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.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
Oct 11, 2008
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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.
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.