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Reviving Laptop Batteries

By steven ·
I have read of people with Mac laptops being able to revive supposedly dead batteries by entering "Firmware" and resetting some values.
Is there a similar route for people running windows based operating systems ?

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by TheChas In reply to Reviving Laptop Batteries

See my posting to your question in the Technical Q&A section.

The more I think about this, the more I suspect that Apple has set a battery life limit in the firmware to protect both the user and the hardware from Lithium Ion meltdown issues.

The reason that a Mac user can change a firmware setting and recover a battery is because the battery itself has not physically failed YET.

Ask yourself this question:
How many extra charge / discharge cycles are worth the risk of physical damage to the laptop itself?

Chas

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