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Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

Old 04-16-2007, 10:18 PM
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Default Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

Just a thought, can it be done, I have a cell phone batt that gets like 5 minutes talk time, can it be brought back to life with cycling??
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Default RE: Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

Probably not. It could be checked though on a digital rc battery charger/cycler/discharger (it could be a charger problem)
Old 04-19-2007, 05:05 PM
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Default RE: Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

yeah thats what it was with my friends and he just got a new charger and it works fine now

same thing happened to me on my battery for my video camera
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Default RE: Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

A short while ago my mom asked me to check out her cell phone because it was doing the same thing, and when I opened the case to see what kind of battery it had I noticed the lithium battery was all hot and puffed up[X(]. Beeeeeeeeeeee careful!
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Default RE: Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

That battery is a lithium ion and is way safer than any lipo. FYI Maybe it is a lipo though......haven't seen any lipo's in cell phones around here but I suppose they might be.
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Default RE: Can you cycle a dead cell phone battery??

You're right, it was a li-ion pack. but I decided to get rid of it because I didn't like the way it was puffed up... it was bulging out of the plastic outer case and you could see what looked like aluminum foil inside, so I wrapped it in like, 5 plastic bags and took it to radioshack (they said they'd have it recycled).

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