ElectroSurf3r wrote:I don't know, I bet the 10A quote is pretty accurate for a single tab.
The thread you linked is showing theoretical numbers, on tabs that are probably not the same size as yours. It's also calculating the maximum amps the tabs can handle, not the amps it takes to only heat and deform the plastic over time.
A simple fix for your pack would be to solder some copper strands across only the series connections. The parallel connections are not a worry, since they carry very low current.
That would be a perfect fix.
Remember, hit it with a hotter than hell powerful and tinned iron, and scratch the nickel free of it's oxide layer (which is mild) before applying the iron. You need to be fast, the whole operation only lasting a few seconds, and this way you can keep the cell cool and undamaged.