So far as I can tell I was one of the lucky, or unlucky ones depending on your point of view, to get a Hamptons Hand Crafted Lightsaber (HHCLS)... Yeah remember those!? Its been a very long time since I've even taken it out of storage to use it but with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, I was motivated to pull it out. The last time I had used my saber was about 2 years ago and I distinctly remember getting frustrated that it wasn't starting up but just put it away. So last week I went out and purchased another 18650 battery thinking the one that came with the saber was simply dead. Charging the new battery up doesn't seem to make a difference when I swap it out.
I've now popped open the saber to take a look around the inside. Its running a Nano Biscotte v3 and from what I can see all the internal wiring looks good. While my saber still makes a great display piece, I'd love to be able to fire up the old girl. I am a complete novice when it comes to this kind of thing and I humbly defer to your superior knowledge.
There may have been some point in the past where I had inserted the battery upside down but don't believe it was for anything longer than "oh dang, it wont start up now, lets turn it around".
Would anyone have any advice on where I can start the troubleshooting process or am I better off leaving it as a very expensive display piece?
- HHCLS Custom Saber
- Biscotte V3 chip
- Have tried a new 18650 battery
- Micro SD card still works and I can access its files