GE Homeminder Troubleshooting

GE Homeminder Troubleshooting

Post by Andy Micon » Mon, 16 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I just unpacked an ancient and unused GE homeminder from a box and started
fooling around with it. It seemed to work ok for a few minutes, but now
simply keeps shutting on and off, with the message light blinking while it
intermittently beeps.

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?
Maybe just a bad internal NiCAD?
Will it recharge if I just leave it there to beep annoyingly for a few
How do you swap in a new NiCAD?
If unfixable, anybody want to buy it for parts? The video still seems to
work, and it doesn't seem that far from a working product when I can get it
to stop beeping for a few seconds.

-- Andy


GE Homeminder Troubleshooting

Post by Matt » Tue, 17 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Not sure why it would be shutting off and on, but it is probably not the
battery. The battery is not a NiCad, ie., it does not recharge. It is a
"five-year" type, that is soldered onto a circuit board. I replaced it on a
couple of these units. It took awhile to find a reasonably-priced source for
the batteries, and it was a pretty involved project to get everything apart
where one could desolder the old battery and solder in the new one.

I also had some video problems, and picked up a replacement video box for it
from someone who repairs them. I think I found his name from a Radio Shack
site, searching for "homeminder". He might be interested in the parts.


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