Resurrecting an old Aspire CF

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    Due to my mod being nicked on friday, I have been vapeless this weekend....
    Scratching through my cupboards looking for another old ego or something to vape on, I came across my old Aspire CF, only to discover that I had ripped the internal battery it had as it had died....
    Looking at the tube, I had an idea... it'll fit a 18650.

    So after resoldering the battery wires to accomodate a 18650, I then tested it while holding the wires onto the battery... and what do you know, it worked :headbang:

    Next came the issue of how to connect the battery and put it in the tube with the extended wires.....
    I didn't want to solder directly to the battery, and trying to tape the wires to the battery didn't work as they kept pulling off when pushing the battery in with the wires.
    After attempting various methods of doing this, it hit me....
    2x small battery springs connected the wires, and 2x small rare earth magnets pushed inside the springs. They strong enough to keep the battery connected and makes battery removal easier.

    Now I just need to figure out the charging aspect, but for now I'll just open it and charge with external charger.

    I did take photos along this road of resurrection, but after my nephew got a hold of my phone today, I see that most of the pics are gone:BangsHeads:

    I only have the pic of the Aspire CF in pieces and then a clip of it working..
    As they say neccessity is the mother of all inventions.
    (Just thought I'd share how I revived a relic)

    Its not letting me add the clip, so will update this as soon as I get it right
     

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    Where there is a will, there is a way! Nicely done @Angelskeeper !
     
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    Nice move well done
     
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    Hi @Angelskeeper.
    The member who won the latest give-away on my show requested that it be piffed to someone in need.
    Since you mentioned your mod got stolen and made a thread without asking for one but rather contributing information instead that might be helpful to someone i have decided to make you the offer as you seem to be a deserving candidate. :)
    It is a Redemption Kit by Limitless, a Mongrel RDA and a pair of White Collar blue aliens.
    Since i am also in CT you welcome to come and collect if you decide to accept the PIF. :)
     
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    WOW!
    Thank you @KZOR , certainly wasn't expecting that!