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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by gruvpix, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. gruvpix

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    Ok to use? Not ok? Seems to perform fine but noticed a weird swelling pattern in the bottom. I know we are not supposed to fly on swollen batteries but come on, at $300 a pop I don't want to just be throwing them willy nilly.
     

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    Is that actual swelling or just the plastic shield?
    You could always strip it down and see if the foil is actually swelling. Would also put your mind at rest.
     
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  3. gruvpix

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    I dunno, it feels relatively solid underneath the protrusion. How would I go about disassembling the battery?
     
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    It's in German but watch from around 0:25 to 2:30.
    Will give you the idea. :)

     
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    They are only $200 a pop here in the USA.
    Looks like it was dropped and landed on that bottom corner.
    Anyone fessing up, wife, kids, dog look guilty?
     
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    I thought that too but the metal frame still looks intact.
     
  7. gruvpix

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    $200 USD = 290 Canadian pesos... :(
    Might have been dropped, don't think so though as I would have been the one who dropped it. I can't really remember.