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Topic # 113141 7-Jan-2013 22:07 Send private message

We were just sitting watching TV just before when the My Sky remote made a pop noise (it was on my wifes leg at the time and she felt the pop).

I opened the back hatch on the remote to find that one of the Sony AA-LR6 batteries had "exploded".

It looks like to bottom end (negative) had popped open (the ring off the bottom of this battery was no longer attached to the battery) and there were spots of acid over the of the remote control at the end where the battery "exploded".

I would have thought that these Sony Stamina Plus batteries should have been a decent quality, and shouldn't go doing something like this. They are still well before their shelf life - the packet they came from reads "Best Before 2016".


Has anyone else experienced this with AA batteries or their My Sky remote? (I'm note sure where the fault lies here, but more willing to lay it on the battery at the moment)

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  Reply # 741312 7-Jan-2013 22:10 Send private message

Pic?




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  Reply # 741327 7-Jan-2013 22:36 Send private message

Pics or it didn't happen!

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  Reply # 741338 7-Jan-2013 23:05 Send private message

What are you lot on about ... pic's of the battery ... your all nuts ...


Pics of wifes leg(s) ...



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  Reply # 741345 7-Jan-2013 23:38 Send private message

as requested...






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  Reply # 741349 8-Jan-2013 00:00 Send private message

How long had it been in the remote?

Must have an internal short or something.  Probably just bad luck but maybe you should contact Sony, you might at least get a free pack sent to you or something :-)




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  Reply # 741352 8-Jan-2013 00:13 Send private message

sleemanj: How long had it been in the remote?

Must have an internal short or something.  Probably just bad luck but maybe you should contact Sony, you might at least get a free pack sent to you or something :-)


 It could be a problem with the remote, possible shorting the battery? That sort of thing can potentially happen if you try to charge the battery I had heard.

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  Reply # 741353 8-Jan-2013 01:13 Send private message

I'm most impressed that you were actually able to open the remote




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  Reply # 741367 8-Jan-2013 07:44 Send private message

mjb: I'm most impressed that you were actually able to open the remote


Yeah - especially since I was being so darn careful to open it also after the "POP"!... It did take several attempts to open it.


The batteries had only been in the remote for a couple of months. And I would never, ever try to charge a normal battery - they ain't built for recharging. Smile

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  Reply # 741399 8-Jan-2013 09:04 Send private message

Sony appear to make a habit of producing exploding batteries. Seems that issue had now moved to their consumable batteries as well.




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  Reply # 741402 8-Jan-2013 09:07 Send private message

scuwp: Sony appear to make a habit of producing exploding batteries. Seems that issue had now moved to their consumable batteries as well.


If that is indeed the case then that is a scary thought!

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  Reply # 741405 8-Jan-2013 09:13 Send private message

Hey I just bought a bunch of those sony batteries from Harvey Norman on sale ...

Fingers crossed

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  Reply # 741409 8-Jan-2013 09:21 Send private message

Are you sure the batteries were not inserted the wrong way around?







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  Reply # 741410 8-Jan-2013 09:23 Send private message

freitasm: Are you sure the batteries were not inserted the wrong way around?



Absolutely sure, 100%.

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  Reply # 741414 8-Jan-2013 09:32 Send private message

keewee01:
freitasm: Are you sure the batteries were not inserted the wrong way around?



Absolutely sure, 100%.


And both batteries were the same type? Not mixed with another brand?

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  Reply # 741460 8-Jan-2013 10:36 Send private message

Klipspringer: Hey I just bought a bunch of those sony batteries from Harvey Norman on sale ...

Fingers crossed


Why do you think they were on sale.... lucky it wasnt a "fire" sale.





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