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Offline gdv

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Laptop battery packs...
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:59:43 AM »
If anyone has any old laptops/laptop batteries they are not using, I would greatly appreciate you saving them...

They can be bad/not charge anymore...  I usually can get a few good battery cells from the pack...

If you have any, PM me and we can work out the details of pickup/drop-off...

Thanks so much!
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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 12:13:31 PM »
I wish I had known.   I just threw out a couple of rechargeable drill packs that were getting weak.   There may have been a few cells in there that would still be okay.   I think there may still be an old laptop or two around here, but I'll have to do some digging.   Are you on a deadline?

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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 01:27:55 PM »
gdv,
ive got a laptop battery, if you want to give me a call and you can swing by for it when your in the area.

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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 01:32:14 PM »
No deadline...

The laptop batteries are lithium ion...  Many tool battery packs are NiCad...

Thanks for thinking of me...
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 01:44:42 PM »
So that means you are looking for Lithium Ion?

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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 02:19:04 PM »
STaL,
Yes mainly lithium ion batteries...  I've butchered a few Ryobi "non working" lithium ion battery packs to get some cells also...

I've found that laptop battery packs are lithium ion...  3.7v or 4.2v individual cells are the best, but I'll take any...

Thanks for interest...
George
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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 02:21:47 PM »
Emp,
thanks...

I'll give a call in the near future before I may visit your area...

Thanks again!
George
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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 04:09:09 PM »
I have used Batteries Plus to rebuild my Drill batteries.  For an extra $5, they up grade to Lithium Ion.  total cost is about 1/2 or a little more than a new one.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 04:34:40 PM »
I have used Batteries Plus to rebuild my Drill batteries.  For an extra $5, they up grade to Lithium Ion.  total cost is about 1/2 or a little more than a new one.

Do you buy the cells from them or do they do the actual rebuild?

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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 08:03:30 AM »
They do a turn key rebuild.  Take it home and plug it in.
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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 12:25:31 PM »
George, I have a battery from a 9 yr old Mac laptop. It's swelling and causing the trackpad button to bind up. I was going to open it up to let it gas off. Prying the cover back isn't going well, so I'm just going to order a new battery. I'll set this on aside and get it over to you sometime if you want it.

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Re: Laptop battery packs...
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 01:25:59 PM »
Sean,
Thanks for thinking of me...  If you wanted to rebuild the battery pack, I probably have enough good batteries to spare...

Otherwise, I gladly help you with your "swelling!"  ;)
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