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The best way to recondition a laptop battery

A laptop battery that fails is not only a very annoying, but also a very expensive business. A new laptop battery can easily cost several hundred euros. If the battery of your laptop fails, do not decide too quickly to purchase a new battery. After all, there is a good chance that you can still repair your battery yourself through revision.

Which battery does your laptop use?

Whether you will get your battery up and running will in the first place depend on the type of battery.

If your laptop uses a Nickel Cadmium or a Nickel Metal Hydride battery, then it is certainly worthwhile to carry out a revision and your battery will most likely work perfectly after the revision.

How to recondition a laptop battery
How to recondition a laptop battery?

If your laptop has a Lithium Ion battery, then an overhaul is a bit more sensitive. This does not mean that a Lithium Ion battery cannot be overhauled, but the entire revision process is somewhat more complicated than that of a Nickel Cadmium or a Nickel Metal Hydride battery. In addition, you also need specific material for this, such as a customized charger that requires specific safety instructions when used.

Recondition of Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries

Our aim, however, is to teach you how to easily overhaul a laptop battery , so for the sake of convenience, let’s keep it in mind when overhauling a Nickel Cadmium or a Nickel Metal Hydride battery.

It is easiest to get a Nickel Cadmium or a Nickel Metal Hydride laptop battery that has given up again by recalibrating it. Especially if you have used your laptop often during charging, recalibrating your battery can make it work again. Where Lithium Ion batteries continue to work perfectly if you work on your laptop while charging, this is particularly harmful for Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.

How do you notice that your battery needs to be calibrated?

  • If the battery icon on the screen of your laptop continues to indicate that your battery, no matter how long you charge it, is not charged, it is high time to calibrate your battery.
  • This same icon indicates that your battery is still full, but your laptop switches itself off shortly afterwards, even then your battery must be calibrated.

How do you proceed with a calibration?

Step 1: Charge your battery to its maximum capacity. This means the capacity to the point where your battery can still be charged. Depending on the condition of your battery, this can be both 100% and for example 40%.

Step 2: Use your laptop until the battery is completely discharged. Save your work now and then to avoid losing your data if your laptop suddenly fails.

Step 3: If you have completely used up the capacity of your battery, leave your laptop switched off for at least 6 hours.

Step 4: Restart your laptop after 6 hours and have the battery fully charged.

Step 5: Your battery is now calibrated and the icon on your screen now shows the full capacity of your battery. If the calibration is successful, your battery will recharge for the full 100% and you can now follow the progress of your battery perfectly on the screen of your laptop.

If you go through these steps with a Nickel Cadmium or a Nickel Metal Hydride battery, you can save the costs of a new laptop battery.

More tips for overhauling batteries?

If a battery fails or if you are looking for more tips for overhauling all kinds of batteries, you can  learn how to get 100% working with  our battery reconditioning program . After all, we will discuss how you can breathe new life into your old cell phone, laptop, car, traction battery, batteries for golf carts, boats, fork lifts and many other batteries.

Overhauling batteries is not at all as difficult as it would seem and you can save a lot of money with it.

Knowing more? Then be sure to check whether our  Battery Reconditioning Program is for you!

How to recondition a laptop battery