, like all rechargeable battery packs, lose their charging capacity over time. Because new Laptop batteries
are expensive, replacing the individual cells inside the battery casing
can save a lot of money. However, rebuilding a battery sometimes does
not work as expected, so it’s important to be willing to purchase a new
if the procedure fails.
HP Pavilion DV1100 Battery 12 cells
、Allow the laptop battery
down completely. Turn off your laptop, then remove the battery. Write
down the model number located on your battery to help identify the type
of Li-ion replacement cells you need to purchase.
、Split open a small section of the laptop battery
pack (at the seam) with a screwdriver or craft knife. Continue to pry
the plastic case loose moving around the outer edge until the entire
top is free. This may take a bit of force.
、Note the number of cells inside the case (usually
four to eight). Write down the part number and voltage information
printed on the cell casings. Draw a diagram showing the arrangement of
the cells and how they are connected, or take a few photos to help with
、Purchase the correct number and type replacement batteries from online shop such as udtek.com
, based on your battery model and cell specifications. Six Li-ion cells typically cost around $30 to $40.
、Carefully remove each cell using a craft knife
and wire cutters as necessary. Each battery pack is different, but the
cells are usually wrapped in a plastic casing with metal contacts
attached to one end. Lay the metal contacts, wires and casing material
、Use double-sided tape or a solder gun (only if
necessary) to attach the metal contacts to the cells and circuit board.
When finished, the old cells should be completely stripped (naked) and
the new cells should look like the old ones as much as possible.
、Place the new cells inside the case, referring to your diagram or photos if necessary. Glue the battery(Compaq DV6000 Battery
) pack top back on. Charge the new battery for at least 24 hours before using it.
Tips & Warnings
Keep an eye on the new battery while it charges for the first time.
If the contacts are not connected properly, the battery could overheat
and cause damage to the laptop.