thanks Leo, voltmanbatteries.com was the link i was thinking of though.
thanks for mentioning Tom's reply, i wouldn't've seen it if you hadn't
mentioned it, i've had Tom on my "blocked sender" list for a while now.
Thanks Tom, voltmanbatteries was the link i was thinking of, i mailed my
batteries to him yesterday, now anxiously awaiting their return. i was
overjoyed when i re-read their website, only $35 rebuilt instead of the $60
to $80 what others were asking for new.
Andrew, thanks, i looked in my local phone book but didn't see anything,
sent 'em to voltman.
Karl, i'm glad i brought the topic up again for discussion.
thanks LimeyLew, that's something huh? the guy is selling instructions on
eBay, wow. i sent my batteries to voltman though.
huh! JR, thanks for your reply, and link. that's great about your Roomba
and NiMh conversion trick. would i've been able to continue to use the
supplied NiCad charger with the NiMh batteries? Oh i just saw your follow
up post. huh. now i'm having regrets. :-( (just clicked on your link and
said out loud "JEE-sus", they've got a lot of batteries huh?!)
Bob in Phx, funny story. huh! glad to hear the outcome (left the store and
soldered 'em up on your own, w/o injuries or destruction)
thanks for the link Surftom, actually that was one of the first things i
came across when i put "reviving NiCads" into Google. i have a dialup
connection so was shy about watching the video and/but did eventually watch
the video (after i'd mailed off my batteries) and started to feel some REAL
regrets (coulda done the job for FREE instead of $80 or even $35 bucks!!!)
but i'm still feeling like i did the first time i came across that article,
i'd be afraid to screw up somehow and blow up the batteries. i remember
reading a LONG thread on this topic years ago and all the cautions the guys
there were throwing out (someone warned against using 110 volts and the
leads welding onto the batteries, etc.), at the time it seemed like there
were SO many things that could go wrong. maybe next time though, got to
keep that trick in mind. seems too good to be true though.