WTS: UX180 with dead battery

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WTS: UX180 with dead battery

Postby Benz145 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 16:32

Hey Folks. It's finally time I get rid of my UX180. I used the thing for years and it's been an amazing device. I don't have a use for it now so I'd like to get it off to a home that does. It is in full working condition except you'll need to get a new battery as the current one has lost it's charge. I'll include 2 of the original cases, the A/C adapter, the dock/port replicator, the VGA/ethernet adapter, and a Sony VGP-BGU1 Bluetooth GPS adapter which originally sold for $150. Note that the port replicator backing has a broken clip on the bottom left. It doesn't impede the use of the port replicator, the plastic back piece just doesn't 'click' in on the bottom left like it should. It's never caused me any issues.

I'm looking for $300 for it all and will do a factory restore of the UX prior to shipping. Let me know if you've got any questions.
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Postby blaster » Tue Jul 31, 2012 21:36

can i buy JUST teh dead battery?
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Postby blaster » Tue Jul 31, 2012 21:37

also what was the story with software that came with the bluetooth gps?
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Postby Benz145 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 03:24

blaster wrote:also what was the story with software that came with the bluetooth gps?


Sure I'd be willing to sell the dead battery cheap if you really want it.

I'll double check the box for any software but I don't think it came with any, instead it functions like a GPS unit on a comm port which programs can tap into to find your location.
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Postby Benz145 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 13:54

Still for sale, inexpensive for anyone who wants to try modding!
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Postby tomn » Fri Aug 31, 2012 00:52

Benz,

Is the dead battery really dead, i.e. when you turn on the UX with the battery, it tells you no battery installed, or is the battery still recognized by the UX but doesn't hold a charge?

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Postby SolidSonicTH » Fri Aug 31, 2012 15:10

Pfft, if you want a dead battery I'd be willing to part with mine for a couple of bucks. I'm shopping around for a new one myself (want an extended battery; two hours is just not that appeasing to me).

i.e. when you turn on the UX with the battery, it tells you no battery installed


Oh, good to know that's symptomatic. I hate not knowing if my battery is just dead or if the charging circuit is also fried. Mine reads no battery installed but I have no clue if that means the battery is just kaput or if it can't read anything attached to the socket (laptops are notoriously bad about informing the user about battery state).

So it's probably just super-dead and if I put a new one in there the UX would be able to charge it up.

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Fri Aug 31, 2012 15:52

The lithium-ion batteries used in devices such as laptops have a controller chip built in. It regulates charging voltage to the cells, & shuts down if temps go too high, or voltage goes too low. Thing is, if the cell voltage drops below (about) 3.0V, the chip won't allow the cells to charge- period.
It is possible to crack the batt case to "jump-start" the cells - or replace the cells. Or it might be time for new battery anyway.
It's been my experience that if my UX (I've owned quite a few) would boot & run, then it will charge a batt OK. Heck, I have a dead mobo that won't run, but it'll still charge OK.
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Postby SolidSonicTH » Fri Aug 31, 2012 23:32

Yeah, this one was dead by the previous owner's admission so I've never seen if this is capable of charging or not.

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Postby tomn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 03:34

I have recelled lots of old batteries, usually when the charging circuitry is dead (i.e. shows no battery when even when installed), there is not much you can do except use it as a paperweight. This may or may not be true with some specialized battery like the OQO, but is generally true for most laptop batteries.
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