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a battery question

Message #1 - Posted 2004/07/11 - Paul Nevai

My TI PowerBook battery [2 years old] seemed to be dead or getting there so I bought a new one which works fine. Now the question is how I could determine it if my old battery is indeed nearby death.

Any suggestions?

Also, if the battery is dead then how I should dispose of it?

Thanks, Paul

Message #2 - Posted 2004/07/11 - Gordon Tillman

Hi Paul,

You had asked...

My TI PowerBook battery [2 years old] seemed to be dead or getting there so I bought a new one which works fine. Now the question is how I could determine it if my old battery is indeed nearby death.

Any suggestions?

Since the new battery is charging and working fine in the same computer, using the same Power Adapter, I would say your old battery is indeed "near death."

I do believe any kind of batteries should be disposed of in some environmentally-friendly manner; however, I personally would just chuck the thing in the trash...

Also, if the battery is dead then how I should dispose of it?

Thanks, Paul

Message #3 - Posted 2004/07/11 - John Johnson

Previously, Paul Nevai wrote:

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Also, if the battery is dead then how I should dispose of it?

In the USA, many places that sell electronics will take used/dead batteries. If you work for a corporation or university, their electronics/computer people likely can just take your battery and include it with theirs for proper disposal. Many municipal hazardous waste or recycling programs will also accept computer batteries. Use the phone for a couple of minutes and you should be able to find a location near you.

Lithium (and most other chemistry) batteries should not be dumped into the household waste stream. Lithium batteries pose an explosion hazard (potentially even when discharged), and Lithium is also an quite biologically active (i.e. organisms will take it up, and it affects them).

Thanks, Paul

Later,
John

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