First post, by appiah4
Just received a 486 board today, and it has a barrel battery on it. There is minimal leak and some surface corrosion, so I want to replace it with something safer. I was hoping to replace it with a CR2032 battery holder, but upon receiving it I noticed the battery on it is 3.6V, not 3V. What can this be replaced with?
Also, it looks like the battery was slid into place and glued on with some silicone, so I tried to pull on it a bit to see if it would come loose - it did not.. Do these batteries also get soldered on? Or is it just the silicon glue holding it? What's the safest way of removing it?
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