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#1 TempleCat

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

I have a Toshiba L755 that I sometimes have to remove the battery, put it back in, maybe a few times, to get it to work correctly.  Is there anything I can use, such as an ointment or terminal grease that will alleviate this? Or maybe replace the prongs in the socket...not sure what could be causing the problem.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Hi,

There is a conductive lubricant called Lubriplate. I've used it in various electronic settings to reduce sparking/arcing. If the contacts on the battery and the computer are clean and bright it shouldn't be necessary. How old is the battery? If it's over three years you might want to start saving for a new one. The other possibility with some older batteries is that they build a barrier which doesn't allow them to discharge fully. I've been told [cannot verify] that if you put the battery in the freezer for a couple of days and then allow it to defrost slowly the process usually destroys the barrier.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:02 PM

I used to use a draftsman's vellum eraser stick on my battery contacts. Not an ink or pencil eraser or one with grit. But the soft non-grainy kind of erasers. You can find them in art supply stores or office supply stores in the same area as colored pencils and drafting/drawing supplies.

It removes any oils that may have built up on the contacts.

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