mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Feb 22 22:11:49 EST 2003
On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, Pietro Abate wrote:
> 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.
Hmmm. My thinkpad gives me electrical shocks sometimes , but apart from
that it's just fine.
> 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.
Is it a Li-Ion battery? You throw those out about every 18 months, as they
stop holding charge after that. Have a google for more details...
: I know, I thought it was shocking too .
: Bhah boom ching!
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