Hissing battery

Pietro Abate Pietro.Abate at anu.edu.au
Sat Feb 22 14:25:37 EST 2003


It happens to me with my thinkpad... now the power supply is dead
and it doesn't want to charge the battery anymore. I've no idea of
the reasons, but the simptoms seam the same.


On Sat, Mar 22, 2003 at 01:19:57PM +1100, Jepri wrote:
> I just fired up my laptop and heard an odd hissing noise.  After 
> checking the exhaust fan, drive etc, I realised that the sound was 
> coming from the battery.  Putting my ear against it confirmed it.  I 
> then realised I had my face pressed against a hissing battery...
> The laptop appears to be overcharging the NiMH battery, and I guess 
> that means it was venting hydrogen.  Scary.
> I'm not sure there was a point to this post, it's just weird, and a 
> little scary.

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