Archive for September, 2011

10th September
2011
written by Todd Harrison

Quick post on a simple repair that will save thousands of iClickers from the landfill.  I have had several iClickers handed to me to fix or just use for scrap.  Every one was fixable and it wasn’t even an electronic failure.

 


The failure comes under the category of “Design Failure”.  Product designers not knowing the manufacturing tolerances and component tolerances they are working with.  In the case of these wireless classroom participation voting remotes the failure is with the batteries not making good contact.

 

Below is a photo showing how the thick plastic is preventing the battery’s positive tip from reaching the contact.  For some batteries this is not a problem, for others you get intermittent on and off events and for Duracell you get zip.

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