Tip & How-To about Duracell AAA NiMH Battery Charger with 4 Rechargeable AA Battery

How to bring a dead battery back to life

Do we give up on people as soon as they stop breathing? No, we give them CPR. So why do we give up so quickly on our batteries.
Here's a little trick I learned while camping in the Philippines when my flashlight went dead. Works every time

Instructions Things You'll Need:

  • Hammer or Rock or other device that can be used as a hammer
  1. Step 1 Remove the tired battery from the appliance and place it outside on the ground. Do not remove batteries that have leaked acid.
  2. Step 2 Take your hammer or rock or other hammer-like device and give it a good whack right in the middle of the battery -enough to make a small dent. Be careful of your hands while executing this step. You could put the battery inside a clear plastic bag to give you more control.
  3. Step 3going a little longer It will work usually a few more days-weeks depending on the demand required from it. Enough time for you to buy more batteries. If it doesn't provide more power after one whack, give it another 1-2 whacks.

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American sleep union-has a product that says it will help with snoring or sleep apnea-is it a scam or real


It might work fine for you. Snoring occurs when a person's airway closes and air has to be forced through their throat similar to one of those air pillow gags that you blow up and put under someone's seat cushion that make an embarrassing noise when you sit on it.
If you can keep your airway open like it is when you are awake, then there will be no snoring.
One of the instructions for giving CPR to a person who isn't breathing used to be to lay them on their back and put your fingers behind their jaw and pull forward to open the throat before giving mouth-to-mouth breathing. Pulling the jaw forward is pretty much what this apparatus does, but it works from inside a person's mouth instead of outside like the CPR instruction.
Of course, you DO have to be able to fall asleep with this contraption in your mouth. It won't work if it's uncomfortable and you can't fall sleep.
Another option is losing weight. Added weight doesn't just pile up on the outside, it affects the soft tissues in your throat too and can interfere with breathing when you aren't consciously holding your throat open.
There's even a plastic surgery procedure that lasers flesh off the back of your tongue in your throat. That would certainly be a last resort.

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what is CPR? what does it stand for?


CPR stands for Cario Pulmonary Resuscitation. It is a way of simulating the breathing of the lungs and the pumping of the heart, when someone's body starts to fail.

You can learn to do CPR which involves chest compressions and rescue breathing. When done properly it can help keep oxygen going until the emergency services arrive.

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Hi,my n73 battery gets low too quickly,after only 20 minute of talktime.


Hi, the problem you are having is caused by the battery having bad cells all you need to do is get a new battery and your phone will be back to normal.

a little trick to remember:

every 6 weeks let the battery go totally flat let it go that flat that the phone wont even light up when you press the on button, then give it a full charge, doing this will prevent the build up of bad cells and this will then keep the battery in best condition,

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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Your charging port maybe damaged or loose from the board. Try sending to CPR in NYC. They are quick and inexpensive. website is www.cpr-nyc.com

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Hi Lorna, Yeah I found my Gigabeat froze a few different times when I was getting used to it. Solution: at the bottom of player there is a little battery on/off switch - its tiny and black but you would have needed to switch it on to first use it. Well turn it off here for 10 seconds and the on again. This removes all power from the hard drive and circuits which occassionally freeze. Hope that helps

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