Didn't realize that was a bad price, it was a auction as well and someone kept bidding me up, been trying to get one for a while so just stuck with it. How would I go about getting the battery unmounted from the board? This will be my first machine so not to familiar with stuff like this at the moment. Also it is only working with old £1 coins so feel like I have been ripped off now lol
Guess we all need to learn from somewhere mind, so I should not be as hard on you.
Battery..... this pretty much applies to all machines, except the more modern stuff (Like coincells on MPU5's)....
To avoid any possible damage to your machines MPU, it's suggested to "fly-wire" any batteries away from the board, so if in future if it ever leaks, it will not take out any vital stuff...... an average soldering iron is enough to get the job done., but take your time removing the battery and don't overheat the joints, as the solder pads on Epoch are quite small, and can be easy to damage.
Wire to use, I generally use Phone cable, not too long, but enough so I can wire the batter off the MPU, and can hook the battery somewhere safe, or just tape the battery up..... just take care to note the polarity of the battery and where it fits on the MPU..... fortunately with Epoch, it's clearly marked + / -.
Before you do any of this though, locate and inspect the battery, look for any possible leaks, and if you have any doubts, post pic's of what you see here, and fellow members will be able to advise.
Edited by stanmarsh14, 25 August 2017 - 10:53 pm.