I recently noticed that my MNT Reform wouldn’t run on battery power. It wouldn’t turn on unless plugged in to the wall. If I unplugged it while it was on, it would shut off immediately.
I flipped it over, and it turned out that one of the battery cells is leaking slightly. It left a tiny dark spot on the cover.
Was this likely a faulty battery cell from the manufacturer, or is there a chance I did something wrong to cause this failure?
I have barely used the Reform since I assembled it in June. For the last five months, it’s been plugged in on my desk. I have played around with it a few times, but I don’t boot it up very often.
The OLED battery menu showed a total voltage of 0.52V and a voltage of 5.3 (!?) for each individual battery cell.
After seeing the leak, I unplugged the battery packs from the motherboard and removed all of the battery cells. I confirmed that they had all been installed with the correct polarity.
Do you think I should expect to replace all of the cells, or can I just replace the one that’s clearly damaged?
Here are a couple photos for reference. Sorry about the poor quality.