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Old 08-16-2013, 8:05 AM
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Default Rebuilding laptop batteries

anyone tried it before? tomshardwareguide has a tutorial along with a few other sites. but just wondering how easy it was to find the replacement nimh or li-ion parts, and getting them to be the right size to fit.
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Old 08-16-2013, 8:14 AM
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Sure, if you know what you are doing.

Let me put it another way. If you screw up, you make a bomb. While NiMh batteries are fairly stable, Li-Ion are not. Li-Ion must have sensors on each cell and a system to regulate the cell output. If any of that fails. BOOM... BOOOOM.. lots of flame and heat.
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Old 08-16-2013, 8:38 AM
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A laptop battery that's dead enough to not hold a charge is 4, 5 years old. I defy you to find a NON-MAC laptop that old that's worth more than $150-200 on ebay. My life is worth more than that, especially when you can get a replacement battery for about 30 beans.
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i did get replacement batteries before. basically right after the 3-month warranty, it went kaput. so i'm just looking for alternatives.
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i did get replacement batteries before. basically right after the 3-month warranty, it went kaput. so i'm just looking for alternatives.
Buy new batteries rather than referbs?
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Rebuilding a laptop battery?
Why???
Yes, it's pretty easy to do. Go online, find replacement battery, add to basket, checkout, and wait a few days to arrive.
Done.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:40 AM
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wasn't a refurb. you're assuming a little. also, i follow proper maintenance for nimh/li-ion. it still died.
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