Restoring a Dead Laptop Battery 17

You have been using your laptop for a few years and it’s probably getting old. Soon you can’t use it when it is off cord because the batteries cannot hold power long enough. What do you do? You have two options, you can buy a new laptop battery or you can bring your dead battery back to life. Today’s article takes a systematic approach on how to resurrect a dead laptop battery. The first thing to do is to collect everything you’ll need to pull this off. Am talking about connecting wires, lithium ion batteries about six of them, soldier gun, soldier wire, safety clothing and a small knife . Other equipments that you may need include a voltmeter, a pen and a piece of paper.  Generally, it is advisable to wear protective clothing like gloves when working on such a project.

Once you are set for work, force open the dead battery casing and take note where each lithium battery is located. You could draw out a diagram representing where each lithium ion battery is located just so you don’t get confused. You may even take a snap of the open batteries casing if you are not that good with drafting diagrams. After prying out the old batteries from their casing, replace them with the new lithium ion batteries. This should be easy since you’ll be referring to the snap shot or diagram so you do not make any mistake. Usually this should take you less than a minute to accomplish.

Solder a few wires with the lithium ion batteries for conduction. Remember; try to make everything as duplicate with the original battery as possible. If you have never soldered anything, you could do a little practice before you get to the real thing.  Generally, this can be hard for a novice and may take you up to an hour. Once done with the soldering, snap back the battery into its casing or tighten a few screws if this is needed. With this few steps, you have yourself a laptop battery risen from then dead. Before you put it back into you computer, you might want to test it just to be sure that everything is all right.

Generally, a voltmeter can come in handy at this point. You can use the voltmeter to test how many volts the lithium ion batteries will be releasing. A multimeter can also be used for this purpose.  You do not want to have a battery that is releasing too much or too little power to the laptop. Make sure the input voltage as per the requirement, if not, you will need to make a few corrections. The last bit is charging your new battery. Generally, it is advisable to charge the battery for at least 18 hours before using it on your laptop. Overall, it is advisable to buy a new battery if you are not comfortable handling tools like a solder gun. You do not want to risk bodily harm.