Re: [NTLK] Old Batteries

From: Ed Kummel <tech_ed_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue Apr 18 2006 - 17:45:34 EDT

Yeah.
  That is one of the many, many tricks used on this list for recovering older rechargeable batteries.
  We also have smacking them on a hard surface.
  I have found that both methods work well. The freezing method works especially well on Lithium batteries.
  Ed
  web/gadget guru
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"LwBrown@Mail.com" <lwb@mac.com> wrote:
  Many have discussed how to deal with older batteries. A recent article in PopSci/Mech (can't remember which I tore it from) says, in various steps to resuscitate an old laptop for use as a server:

"Remove the batteries and clean all the electrical contacts with a dry [cotton] swab. Then try completely draining it and recharging it [4] or [5] times in a row. If that doesn't help, place it in a freezer in[side] a plastic bag for 12 hours. Remove it, wipe off any condensation [from the battery], and let [the battery] sit for 12 to 24 hours before performing more charge/discharge cycles."

Freezing is a trick I had not seen before...

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