Thanks to you all! I brought a Botvac 80 back to life!

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Thanks to you all! I brought a Botvac 80 back to life!

Postby Hooten » October 10th, 2018, 11:50 am

I picked up a very clean Botvac 80 at a thrift store for about $70. It appeared to work when I tested it and seemed to only need light cleaning and a battery charge.

It ended up having problems with the bin door switch, the battery on/off switch, the battery connector and a lot of intermittent weirdness. I spent about an hour here reading about problems/solutions from others and went to work.

    I took it apart using the tear down instructions on iFixIt.
    Re-soldered the battery switch and the battery connector on the main board and crimped the connectors on the battery where they had spread. I also used an external charger on the battery while I put the robot back together.
    Cleaned the bin door switch and added light silicone lubricant to the rubber where it exits the top cover.
    After installing the main board and connectors, I pressed in all the wires to their connector housings. Many had backed out.

After an overnight charge I sent it on an inaugural cleaning mission and it worked great!

Thanks for all your posts. They saved me from hours of troubleshooting and I was able to get it running on the first try! :clap:
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Re: Thanks to you all! I brought a Botvac 80 back to life!

Postby vic7767 » October 10th, 2018, 12:19 pm

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