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post #16 of 29
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well before there was just pressure, when I slid the battery in it stuck out a bit and it was hard to screw the cover on, to the force of the cover held the battery in there.
post #17 of 29
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I sent several e-mails and they never got back to me... should I try calling?
post #18 of 29
Not 'they'- him.
post #19 of 29
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I sent several e-mails and they never got back to me... should I try calling?
Yep. He'll answer and give you good advice
post #20 of 29

The Hornet....

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well it does seem to work absolutely fine with that little bit of paper in it, you can't even see it. I'm going to guess the force of the fall bent the clips on the battery compartment so they aren't as springy. Can that happen? The circuit board didn't seem to move and all of the switches and the charging port seem to be where they should be. I just want to be careful, I'll send an e-mail to RSA and see if they think I should send it to them.
Hi Gatto...
It seems the force of the fall made the battery act as a hammer or weight that forced the battery spring leaf terminals to close this way the battery does not make a good contact with the terminals when the back panel is closed. You will know that by installing the battery in the Hornet, if it extends a .125" out side the chassis that means that the back panel is going to push or force the battery to make a good contact with the battery terminals.
To solve the problem you do this: Look inside of the Hornet & locate the two silvery posts that have a leaf spring pointing downward. You want to use a small screw driver & place it under that downward leaf spring & slowly try to lifte it upward. You have to do both at the same force so they will make equal contact with the battery. Install the battery & check & see how far it extends passing the PC board. If it is about .125" outside of the chassis then you got it right. you might have to do that few times until you know that when you install the back panel the battery will be forced to make a tight contact with the terminals.
Good luck.
Ray Samuels
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot! I didn't realize you ran the entire operation yourself
post #22 of 29
Yep I believe its just him and his family running it all. Nice of him to come in here and tell you how to fix it
post #23 of 29
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Thanks a lot! I didn't realize you ran the entire operation yourself

Ray's helpful reply is exactly the same as some assistance that was offered earlier in this thread. I'm kind of stumped why you didn't just try that right off the bat....as it is an easy fix and would have solved your problem two weeks ago.
post #24 of 29
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I did, I was just saying he never got back to me.
post #25 of 29
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I did, I was just saying he never got back to me.
OK...it was just never clear that you got it properly fixed (without the paper wedge). Glad to hear everything's back in shape.
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 
it mostly worked but I couldn't get it out quite far enough without taking the whole thing apart which I haven't felt like doing yet. So it still has a little bit of paper in it but it seems that that is the only problem. Next weekend I'll probably open it up and see what I can do.
post #27 of 29
Accidents do happen! You're certainly not an idiot, just a little unlucky...
I am sure you get the issues fixed. Either on your own, or by returning it to Ray.
post #28 of 29
woww that's scary, but if RSA can fix it for you, I'm happy for you
post #29 of 29
This is crazy! The floor wanted to listen to your tunes! Avoid the floor...
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