Leaking NiCad Batteries and Motherboards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTKAVvqteMM

I hate NiCad batteries. I hate them so much. They do nothing but destroy vintage / retro computing. The Osborne, Amstrad Mega PC and Sega TeraDrives are all powered by either Dallas DS1287 or equivalents or CR2032 / BR2032 coin cells. No more leaking those toxic chemicals all over my keyboard port and PCB tracks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2en2GsA_70Q

Good news was that one of the two boards worked and could be used in the future if it is required. At the moment I do not have much use for a 486DX running at 33MHz, but who knows what the future holds. If you ever come across a NiCad battery on anything, remove it before it leaks onto your precious vintage goods!

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