Or you could repurpose it as a desktop unit (as it is, in any case, clinically deceased) and get Temple Audio to build a suitable supercap PSU (5V Supercharger)...
I did have it connected at my work desktop during the work day sometimes, but I wouldn't consider it desktop mode as in permanently charging and connected to speakers or anything like that. I just considered it charging before the return trip home.Ok, it is obvious that you are frustrated and angry about this, but bear with me while i try to provide a more balanced view on things.
3. If you are using your Mojo solely in desktop mode, it is possible to operate it without the battery. Note that the Mojo was not designed to be operated in this manner, so this is not covered by warranty, but Rob Watts has posted several times that he has now tested this battery-free mode of operation, and can confirm that technically it does work - so this is an option for anyone who has a Mojo that is out of warranty. @damorgue I suggest that you try this option, because it would be a means to identify if you have additional circuit board damage, that complicates the solution to your problems
Your suggestions are interesting. It probably won't be useful to me, but it might mean that it still has some value to someone who do not want to use it as a portable unit then? There is a bit of a conflict in your statements though. Can it be used as desktop unit directly without any battery or other modifications? Does it become more sensitive to ripple w/o the battery and thus requires a really expensive 5V source or would any USB charger I have used in the past work?@CJG888 Has someone checked how high the peak powerdraw can get?
I may end up going the other route, but if not, I would still appreaciate if you would be so kind as to opening it again and try to get measurements of the battery. If not for me, then maybe for someone else. The links I posted to hobbyking above seemed promising size-wise and are availible to both EU and US. If we can find one battery which fits the Mojo, this might be useful info to other Mojo users when they encounter a similar fate.I opened mine up a few weeks ago, and there was no visible battery swelling.