Question about Norelco 8170XLCC Electric Shaver
It's easy - I replaced mine (Norelco 6885XL) with a soldering iron & batteries I found online. Here's one place that sells them:
As these are NiCd, I always drain them totally dead, then recharge, as this type of battery does suffer from the "memory effect".
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
The rechargeable batteries are solder into the circuit board of the electric shaver. You'll have to use a soldering iron to de-solder the terminals/tabs from the PCB (printed circuit board) in order to get them out.
Then you'll need new replacement rechargeable batteries to solder back into the shaver.
You can get teh correct replacement batteries from Electric Shaver Service in Lincoln, Nebraska (if you're in the US or Canada). They even do service and repair work in about a week, if you want to have them fix your shaver for you.
Here's a link to the battery page with your shaver model's rechargeable batteries for about $15.00 (plus s&h)
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Posted on Aug 22, 2009
I just installed two brand new Eneloop cells and it will only charge up to 35 minutes on the display (I had been able to get up to 52 minutes with the original NI-CAD's). I also discovered that it would not recognize the capactiy on the minute meter until I drained the batteries and recharged the unit. When I went to drain the batteries they ran for 2 hours and 15 minutes!!! But again the display only shows 35 minutes right now after an hour charge when it says FULL. I'll leave it on the charger and see what happens. I used a pair of needle nose pliers and "rolled" the metal tabs off the NI-CAD's. Snapped the one on the negative side but got the positive side off clean. I couldn't get the strips to solder back to the new Eneloop batteries so I had to use electrical tape which seems to be holding fine. The battery holder holds the positive and negative terminals against the old tabs just fine. Also I learned that if you hold the power button on long enough it will cycle through a test function. It will go to zero minutes and all the way up to 35, then turn on and go back to zero stopping at the appropriate cleaning cycle times (takes about 40 seconds to do the test so don't touch the power button until it's done). Not sure if the batteries will still go 2 hours and 15 minutes after being charged in the shaver, but they do when chaqrged outside the shaver. Just my two cents!
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
if the shaver is DEAD and the green light no longer illuminates when you plug it in, the circuit board is almost certainly bad. The circuit board will burn out if you run the shaver from the batteries for a long time after the batteries have stopped charing properly.
you can purchase a new circuit board which has the batteries alrady on it. it just needs to be dropped in place inside the shaver.
you will find this part at shaveroutlet.com. see link below
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
You should always use the same type batteries that your shaver was designed to be used with. Your shaver was designed for use with NiCd batteries. If you have use NiMH batteries this may be causing the problem you described.
However, I would say that it is more likely that you have some sloppy solder that is bridging something that is not supposed to touch. You should check the battery solder joints on the circuit board and clean up any sloppy solder work that may be there.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
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This Norelco Razor contains rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which must be
disposed of properly.
Batteries should be removed only when the razor is to be discarded. Batteries should be recycled or disposed of properly. To recycle the batteries please call 800-8BATTERY (1-800-822-8837) for a location in your area. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, Consumer Care can be reached at 1-800-243-3050. You can also visit this product's Support Site @ http://ow.ly/6j5Ep for chat, FAQ's, manuals, and more. Hope this helps. If so, let me know by rating this solution.
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