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A new way to resuscitate a dead battery
Authored by: phlavor on Jul 21, '03 08:32:41PM

I used to give the breath of life to old Wallstreet batteries using the following method:

1. plug in laptop
2. insert battery for 5 seconds
3. pull battery for 12 seconds
4. repeat steps 2 & 3 until battery is recognized
5. charge as normal

The idea behind this is that the caps in the Wallstreets have enough juice to burst charge the battery for the first 5 seconds of charging and then take another 12 seconds to regain that charge. They will burst charge anything conected wether the system sees it as a battery or not. When the battery is fully depleted it is not recognized and therefore not charged. I have had a 100% success rate with this method but I've only done it with Wallstreet and Bronze Powerbooks. Will it work on others? I don't know.

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