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Offline raptorwesTopic starter

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roomba
« on: March 30, 2011, 12:51:35 PM »
I have a roomba that is a few years old. I haven't used it in about 2 or 3 years ( it was the top model when i bought it ) because the battery stopped holding a charge. do you think it would be worth replacing the battery if i could find one, or part it out ?

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Re: roomba
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 04:05:32 PM »
What model number is it?  If the Roomba is a 500-series or newer, you should probably replace the battery: iRobot now supports an "OpenInterface" protocol that lets you use the Roomba as a drive base.  Short of that, there are no small number of useful parts in a Roomba - it's a nice and well-designed robot platform.

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Re: roomba
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 04:35:17 PM »
it is the Roomba scheduler 4230

Offline raptorwesTopic starter

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Re: roomba
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 11:43:26 AM »
it's been cannibalized. lotsa parts in that thing 

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Re: roomba
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 09:32:14 AM »
you have to compare how many money you pay on battery and how many money is to buy a new roomba. i think that a new battery will have a smaller effect for your budget
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