Mini 0803 Battery Issue

mr_milo

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Well the title basically says it... For a couple of days I have been noticing a strange smell in my car. Then I noticed the smell seemed to be coming from my Mini 0803. Since I'm past my Amazon return period, I decided to open it up and take a look. To me it seems that my battery is swelling. The side near the lens seem MUCH thicker than the other side.



So my questions is what do I do now? As far as I understand the Mini series can't fit a super cap and I fear the same will happen to a new battery. Is it safe to continue to operate the camera like this?
 

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Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Battery will die soon which will mean the last file will get corrupted each time so replacing the battery is probably a good idea sooner rather than later
 
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I really see no reason to replace the battery since it will most likely happen again.
I already have a sun shade for the camera, use a good coverage sun shade for the car when parked, and try my best to park the car in the shade when not in a garage.
Therefore unless I can find a super capacitor solution, I feel the 0803 is a lost cause for my usage since I do not intend to remove and replace it every time I park the car.
 
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