- If your notebook computer is still under warranty, then by all means
get the battery replaced!
- There’s no guarantee that this tip will work with your notebook
battery; but so far this tip has never failed me
- If you have the money and there’s still available stock for your
notebook battery, then just buy a replacement unit you cheapskate
- I won’t be held responsible for any damages or injuries resulting
from following this tip. You have been warned!
OK, now that the above has been made clear, here’s the tip: freeze
the battery! Yup, that’s the concept. However, here’s the proper way to
do it in easy to read steps:
- Remove the battery from the notebook computer
- Wrap the battery with old newspaper, making sure that it envelops
the battery tightly
- Repeat step 2 above with at least three pieces of large sheet
newspaper (if you’re using tabloid sized newspaper, then use at least
- Place the wrapped battery in the freezer compartment of your
- Let it stay in that cryogenic state for three to seven days
Once your battery has been given the frozen treatment, do not
directly plug it into your notebook! Let the battery thaw to normal room
temperature within the newspaper wrapping by leaving it in the open for
at least half a day (overnight is recommended).
Tear off the newspaper wrapping and touch the battery. Does it feel
cool to the touch? If so, then leave it at room temperature for a few
more hours. Once it feels just about room temperature, take a piece of
tissue and wipe the contact points of the battery just in case there’s
some traces of moisture there.
Once this is done, plug it in your notebook computer, plug in the
power adapter and leave your notebook in “charging” state. Do not power
on the notebook!
Give your battery time to fully charge (this depends on your
notebook/battery model). Once you’re 100% confident that the battery is
fully charged, say your prayers, cross your fingers and power on your
notebook. If all goes well, your battery should be working just fine.