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  1. Thanks @Another Robbiefor the link, much appreciated.
  2. I'd like to look at the Swallow website, please could someone post a link? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hello, and welcome to the forum. Yes there's many members with great knowledge, and who are willing to help. Good luck.
  4. Great that you've got it going. Please share with us how you fixed it.
  5. You probably need the chip not just the number. Good luck.
  6. Good to read that it's up and running. Please post details of your transformer solution, it may help others in the future.
  7. 110V step down transformers are relatively common as they're used for lighting and power tools on building sites. if you can use one in reverse as a step up transformer it would be a straightforward and not too expensive solution. Good luck.
  8. You may be able to use a 220 to 110V step down transformer in reverse to step up 110 to 220V. Good luck.
  9. I am interested, please do post more memories.
  10. I found this thread, which I think is the one midibob is thinking of. Well worth a read, Good luck.
  11. Yes that's the battery position. A good example of how battery leakage can damage tracks beneath the battery!!!
  12. If you've already removed the battery 'legs' I'd insert your fly wires through the holes and solder them direct to the board. Generally they'd be soldered on the track side but it depends on your board.
  13. You've done the right thing getting the battery off asap, I wish I'd known about battery damage before my one leaked! Usual method is to snip the legs with side cutters and then desolder/remove the legs one by one from the board. Soldering will always be a useful skill to have, and as you say there's plenty of helpful info available online or from a course. Good luck.
  14. I'd recommend practicing on a scrap board (doesn't need to be from a fruit machine) to get your hand in. Modern boards will have lead free solder which takes more heat to melt, old boards like old fruity ones will be leaded solder which is easier to melt. Be careful though, old boards are fragile and tracks and pads can easily lift off if they get too hot, if that happens you'll be into track repair which is tricky. Good luck
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