Woot! It came back. Guessing it just needed a little more time for the battery to get across some threshold (maybe the change circuit draws too much current for the thing to turn on even when plugged-in below a certain voltage?).
Anyway, now it works on both AC and battery. That said, the replacement I had is a tad plumper than the old one (1000mah vs 650) so I’m going to have to decide if I want to buy something smaller or perhaps mod the case a smidge…
I think I’m going to leave the bigger battery in there (it will probably run for a month on a single charge with that thing).
Now I have to decide if I want to try and make room for it in a tidy way or if I just want to go at the back of it with a drill and the nibbler and slap some tape on it when I’m done 🤔🤔🤔
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.