Laptops forum

General discussion

Re-ENERGIZE your BATTERIEs (Laptop Mods/Hacks Part II)

by server / May 22, 2005 1:21 AM PDT

This is part two of operation ''Longevity''
The first installment (http://snipurl.com/ephu)
was something I came across on how to keep your
laptop cool by more than just by simply blowing
dust off the heat sinc.

This time, its all about the batteries. We all
know that batteries are the sinlge worst
performing componant in any laptop regardless
of manufacturer. Not only do they perform
poorly, they can also cost dearly. My specific
Sony replacement OEM battery will cost me $399.00!!?
Yeah yeah, I know - buy into $ony and you're buying
into traditional $ony Business Concept of over-priced
parts. Having said that, you can now Rebuild your poor
laptop battery!

''We can rebuild it. We have the
technology. We have the capability to make the an
even better battery. Better than before.
Better . . . stronger . . . faster . . . longer.''

Breathing New Life from an OLD battery:
http://snipurl.com/f2e5
http://snipurl.com/f2dy


Battery Replacement Source(s)
http://snipurl.com/f2e1
http://snipurl.com/f2e2


And until FuelCell Batteries
are approved for consumer use, we won't be
seeing full day batteries anytime soon so
this looks like to be the next best solution.

****************
* WARNING! *
****************
#1. Perform at own risk. Batteries can
explode if not careful.
#2. In most cases, or in newer advanced
batteries, there are IC boards that communicate
what the battery state is back to the computer.
a. be very very carefull not to short this board
and b. You may or may not have to re-set the battery
state by performing special commands.

happy hacking!

Source Link via MAKE

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Re-ENERGIZE your BATTERIEs (Laptop Mods/Hacks Part II)
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Re-ENERGIZE your BATTERIEs (Laptop Mods/Hacks Part II)
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.