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paul.fr

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new life into old rechargable batteries.
« on: 16/05/2007 03:24:45 »
Ok little story then the question.

Last winter during a thunderstorm, my line got hit. It frazzled my external modem and laptop battery, the modem was no problem as i had a spare. the battery, well that's dead. Packard bell want over 100 for a new battery which i think is quite expensive.

is there anyway to breath new life into an old frazzled battery, so i can be truely mobile again?


 

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new life into old rechargable batteries.
« Reply #1 on: 16/05/2007 04:08:01 »
um... ebay! lol
 

another_someone

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new life into old rechargable batteries.
« Reply #2 on: 16/05/2007 07:18:42 »
Next time use a surge protector.

What suprises me is that the battery died but none of the power smoothing capacitors blew - but from what you say, apparently not.

In any event, it seems you are lucky still to have a working machine at all, but I would write off the battery.
 

paul.fr

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new life into old rechargable batteries.
« Reply #3 on: 16/05/2007 19:40:31 »
Next time use a surge protector.

What suprises me is that the battery died but none of the power smoothing capacitors blew - but from what you say, apparently not.

In any event, it seems you are lucky still to have a working machine at all, but I would write off the battery.

Yes, lucky indeed. All of our street was hit, and many people lost their computers. The house opposite mine had its roof cracked all the way down the middle, resulting in all the upstairs windows being cracked.

It was a bad night, i was rather lucky compared to the others.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 16/05/2007 22:32:41 »
sounds like it
 

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