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Re: OT: reviving a battery

On Tue, 2002-09-03 at 13:58, martin f krafft wrote:
> high folks,
> Excuse this off-topic post, I have yet again the desire to profit from
> your wisdom...
> I have a couple of batteries for my Dell laptops. Some of these
> haven't been in a system for months. Now I check one after the other,
> just to find that two of the batteries seem dead. APM (as well as the
> Dell BIOS) indicates 0% charge but status "Charging..." and yet, not
> even a tiny percent was added to the charge over the last two hours.
> It's still at 0%.
> Do you have any hints on what I could do to revive these batteries?
> I just can't believe that they die because of lack of attention...

FWIW, I've had the same problem with a Thinkpad battery; a replacement
battery exhibited the same symptoms soon after purchase.  IBM support
diagnosed it as a failed DC-DC converter board but then redirected me to
a non-existent local service to have it replaced.  :-(   

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