Cracked battery case

  ned3110 14:09 17 Oct 2008
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I have a laptop and noticed that there is a crack in the battery. Its about 1.5" in length but there is nothing leaking from it and there its not affecting the performance of the machine. I was wondering if its dangerous or is the battery itself protected inside? Whats the best way of disposing it if I do get shot of it?

Many thanks

  Technotiger 14:19 17 Oct 2008

Hi, very difficult to tell one way or the other. Batteries can explode though, so I would err on the side of caution and get a replacement ASAP.

Is it still under warranty?

For disposal, I would either take it to a garage which fits new car batteries, they would probably dispose of it for you, or to a local Recycling centre.

  woodchip 14:26 17 Oct 2008

Batteries are separate in the Case, thats all what as cracked. Not the battery So you could use what you like to try stop it getting any worse. Go to Maplins and have a look at the Adhesives they have as they have them for Hard Plastic's

  wee eddie 14:51 17 Oct 2008

For repair, I'd just wrap some Insulating Tape around it.

  MarvintheAndroid 19:12 17 Oct 2008

Normally there are a number of smaller cells connected together inside. If these are undamaged, you should be ok.

Epoxy resin (eg Aradlite) should do the job if you want to try to fix.

Marv

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