Thanks to everyone who replied.
I found that the solution sent by Stefano was the easiest fix and didn't 
need any extra parts.
Thanks!

Jenny

On 18/10/10 07:18, stef...@gctronic.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> try following the instructions here
> http://www.gctronic.com/doc/index.php/E-Puck#Batteries.
> Hope this help.
>
> Stefano
>
> -- Stefano Morgani GCtronic, Electronics & Mechatronics web:
> www.gctronic.com E-mail: stef...@gctronic.com Quoting Jenny Owen
> <jo...@cs.york.ac.uk>:
>> >  Hi,
>> >  My university recently got a new batch of epucks, which come with the
>> >  batteries with cardboard on the positive side. Previously we'd only had
>> >  ones with black rubber on the positive end of the battery. The problem
>> >  is that these new batteries don't work in the epuck properly, they're
>> >  very slightly too short to reach both contacts and so don't reliably
>> >  power the robot.
>> >  My question is, how have people on the mailing list got around the
>> >  problem with these batteries, is there some cheap and easy fix?
>> >  Thanks,
>> >
>> >  Jenny
>> >
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