Batteries are considered to be the essential elements for laptop computers and other mobile devices. How batteries are for the portable torch lights the same applies to laptop computers. Without batteries portability of the laptop computers is not possible. As per the popular Paper Donut, there are many ways to restore a dying laptop battery. Readers can also browse www.laptopmag.com to know more about laptop batteries. This short write up is intended to educate the readers with few tips on how to give another life to the dying batteries, and these methods were tried and found successful. Read on to know some of these tips here.
Tips for restoring the dead laptop batteries
Freezing method: Remove the ‘dead’ battery from your laptop and seal it with a Ziploc plastic bag. Keep the bag with the battery in your freezer for twelve hours. After that remove the battery and allow it reach the room temperature. Ensure a perfect cleaning and wipe out any condensation on the surface of the battery. Fix back the battery in its place in your laptop and allow it to charge fully through your charger. After a full charge, use your laptop with battery and allow it drain completely.
Repeat the charging process few times after a full drain of your battery. With this method, your battery can be restored to some extent and may serve for few months. However, this method will not work if the battery suffers some internal leakage of acid which is visible externally. Remember that this method will work only for the NiCD or NiMH batteries and hence do not try with other types of batteries.
Cool your laptop: If your laptop works with Lithium-ion based battery, you can increase its life by allowing the machine to get cool. In case, your laptop has other issues and becomes warm after some time; it may ruin the battery as well. In general, warmness will make the battery to discharge faster. Hence identify the problem and accordingly act. Usage of a cooling pad can improve the life of the Lithium-ion battery to some extent.
Recalibrating your battery: Recalibration is needed only for the old batteries and not for the new ones. As the ageing of batteries is increasing, most of the Operating System (OS) may not in a position to gauge the capacity of the battery properly. Such things happen when the laptop functions directly from the central power thereby not allowing the battery to let die all the way. In such cases enable the battery to drain fully by using the battery mode and later make a full charge using the charger. You can also do this externally by keeping the battery away from your laptop. Also, download the recalibration tips from Google, before making this test. Of course, this method is time-consuming, and one needs the patience to try this method.
The list goes on as there are many more methods can be tried to get a new life to your laptop batteries.