Tech Tip: Dangers of a bloated battery

October 28th, 2022
Tech Tip: Dangers of a bloated battery

As an onsite technician, I am increasingly noticing laptops that are experiencing a bloated battery. It can cause serious damage or injury by starting a fire. I am including photos of what this can look like below:

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If you have laptops experiencing this issue the best course of action is to at the very least order and have replaced a new battery for the device, or to replace the device altogether as sometimes there is damage already done to the chassis or board by the time it is replaced.

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Please reach out to your Account manager or the help desk if you have a device experiencing any amount of noticeable battery bloat.

Below will also be some articles you can look through as a reference:

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/help-my-laptop-battery-is-swollen-now-what

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/what-is-laptop-battery-swelling/

Tech Tip Provided By: Matt Fletcher, Systems/Network Engineer


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