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    Exclamation XLT Spectrum E-Series Broken Battery Terminal

    I purchased a used XLT Spectrum E-Series recently and noticed one of the battery terminals which screw onto the circuit board has broken off (see right side terminal in photo).

    Does anyone know where I get a hold of a replacement? Thank you in advance!
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    Welcome to the forum...
    I'm not for sure but I think that terminal is soldered on the circuit board too. If I were you I would call White's directly and check to see if you can get the part from them. Better yet, I think it would be wise to send the machine in and have the pros fix it. White's is known for not over charging for a repair and this way you know it's fixed properly. Good luck.
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    Rodney gave you the "right" fix. In my day I have replaced a broken contact by cutting a strip out of a soup can, bending to shape, cutting to shape, drilling a hole in the "base" and simply screwing it to the board. Just make sure its not too thin.

    Just something to think about ....
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    Send $9.95, with a request for Battery contact, XLT, too;

    White's Electronics, Inc.
    1011 Pleasant Valley Road
    Sweet Home, Oregon 97386

    Howard

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    Thanks Howard.
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    Cool, that makes that easy.....

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    I replaced my broken contact on an Eagle II SL. It was quite the task to get the old broken one un soldered and the new one soldered back on. The part was supplied by White's. Imagine trying to hold the circuit board applying heat to the solder pad and pulling up on the old part all at the same time. That part is really put on well at the factory. You can do it but it is a hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deolslyfox View Post
    Rodney gave you the "right" fix. In my day I have replaced a broken contact by cutting a strip out of a soup can, bending to shape, cutting to shape, drilling a hole in the "base" and simply screwing it to the board. Just make sure its not too thin.

    Just something to think about ....
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