Need Help Identifying Part
The problem came when I went to charge it. At first I thought it was fully charged - and the battery acted like it was (1 hour+ of runtime on carpet). But now, it won't charge.
Skip ahead some time.
I've narrowed it down to this component (see image). When I spray it with canned air liquid - the charger comes back to life. Not to mention, it looks scorched.
I'm fairly certain it's a tantalum capacitor. Except, the PCB marks it as "F1" while other tantcaps are "C#" designated. Can anyone confirm/identify?
Oh -- it's currently charging with the charge cct in the refrigerator. I'm using a Kill-o-watt to see if it overheats (current drops off) :P I'll be modifying the case with a cooling fan once I've replaced the component :)
I've got to say though -- it's really fun to watch is honestly pretty effective and getting stuff out of our "clean" floor :P