mfortuna wrote:He said there were no labels so maybe that means there is no serial number available?
remi1au wrote:Hi all,
I recently (perhaps foolishly) purchased what was claimed to be an iRobot Roomba 530 on eBay.
Even though it was described as new it is quite clearly used, but that is not the main problem. The unit I received does not have any identifying labels and on the underside can be seen where a sticky label has been removed. The main problem though is that there are no contacts on the base plate for charging at the base station that was included in the very knocked about box. I suspect that I might have a lower spec model being passed off as a 530.
Thoughts anyone ?
PS I am currently waiting for a response from the eBay seller re this matter.
remi1au wrote:Thanks guys ... so, would you all agree with the first reply that I have a 510 rather than a 530 ?
Or is it not possible to tell from the pics ?
remi1au wrote:No sticker on the bin either ... I guess the seller has something to hide
I am waiting for the seller to respond to my "Item not as described" query ... see what happens ...
I dont know what you guys are talking about. There is no diffrence between the 510 and 530.
All the parts from the CB up are the same except for the Face Plate.
That is it.
Is it a 530 face plate or a 510 face plate. OMG!
Its a face plate issue!
remi1au wrote:Hi all, on further inspection there is a sticker inside the chassis that is visible after the bin is removed.
From what I can tell from deciphering the code it appears to be a 510, perhaps someone can confirm.
vic7767 wrote:Sad to say but it may take more than just adding the docking pads. Either a new bottom plate with pad holes or cutting of the existing bottom plate will be required. The addition of binocular sensors or another Printed Circuit Board may also be required.
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