NiCd battery replacement in vintage computers

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Mon Feb 8 13:21:14 CST 2016

> On Feb 8, 2016, at 07:08 , dwight <dkelvey at> wrote:
> Make sure to neutralize the leaked alkaline stuff from the cells.
> Just a simple cleaning isn't enough. I use white vinegar.

I physically removed the affected area down to bare copper and fiberglass:

> On Feb 8, 2016, at 08:30 , Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> Yup.  And things have only gotten better with time.  I suspect that you could power the '818 RTC with a few slices of potato and scavenged wire for several months.

Or at least until I get hungry. :)

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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