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#1 Brian Williams

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

Hello,

New guy here so I apologize if this has  been answered before, but I couldn't find the answer.  I have a s2008 camera with a dead battery. I want to recell and am wondering how you open the battery plug? holder? to get to the cells inside.  I have the old style holder with one contact on the bottom.  Thanks much

Brian


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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:11 PM

Is it like the 4008 batteries?

 

With those you have to lift off the top cover plate (a bit of acetone or thinners around the edge should loosen the glue, then pry it up), and then underneath is a screw-on lid with 2 holes for a lens wrench or similar tool. They can be tough to unscrew.


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#3 Brian Williams

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:14 PM

I thought it might be like the 4008 but there were no holes under the leatherette.  So I don't know what to do....


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#4 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:10 AM

Sounds like you have the very first version of the 2008 which used four flat NiCd cells which are obsolete now. I think you'll have to start looking for a way to hook up an external power pack.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

Yep, I have the first version.  I can get new cells by Varta that will work or I can use Nimh batteries.  I just need to figure out how the holder comes apart.


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#6 Steve Broback

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

My guess is that the plate under the leather is threaded into the body like the later batteries. If there are no holes in the cap you could try drilling a couple so you could use a pin wrench to unthread. Even with holes in the later caps, these are almost impossible to unscrew due to aluminum to aluminum corrosion.

Good luck!


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