Hi guys! I registered a while back but just lurked around. This is a great forum and I have already learned quite a bit. I've got an issue with my Norelco razor right now. The NiCd batteries have stopped holding a charge a while back. I have been using while having it plugged in. Now, it doesn't even work too well plugged in and it now gets quite hot. I opened it up today to see what was inside and to my surprise the NiCd are just two AAs soldered together. I've got some unused NiCd AAs that are 900 mAh. From my reading the batteries in the razor are 600 mAh. The batteries I have are made by Intermatic Malibu. The packaging shows them for solar lights. I have them in my LaCrosse BC-900 right now undergoing a refresh cycle at 500 mAh to freshen them up. Here are a couple pictures I took of my razor:
You can see in the first photo there is a little metal piece going across the two terminals (looks like one battery leaked a bit). At the other end of the batteries each terminal has its own metal piece. Can I gently pry the metal pieces off and then solder the new batteries in place? I have found a website that has a walkthrough of doing it. Here is the site if someone could take a look.
What do you guys think about that site? I have never soldered before, do you have any tips? Thanks in advance!