In this video, Josh walks you through the process of removing the internal battery from a modern laptop, specifically his Lenovo laptop. He explains that while the process may vary slightly depending on the brand and manufacturer of your laptop, the basics are the same. Josh provides a list of tools needed, including a small Phillips head screwdriver and a plastic prying tool, and demonstrates how to remove the back cover, locate and disconnect the battery, and finally remove the battery from the laptop case.
- Removing the internal battery from a modern laptop requires some disassembly and the use of specific tools, including a small Phillips head screwdriver and a plastic prying tool.
- The process of removing the battery involves removing the back cover, locating and disconnecting the battery connector from the motherboard, and unscrewing the battery from the case.
- While the specifics may vary depending on the brand and manufacturer of your laptop, the basic steps for removing the internal battery are similar.
To remove the internal battery of your laptop, you will need a few tools. The essential tools required are a small Phillips head screwdriver and a pry tool. In this section, we will discuss each tool in detail.
Phillips Head Screwdriver
You will need a small Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the screws holding the back cover of your laptop. A screwdriver with a small head on it is preferable. You can use any other small screwdriver that you may have around, but make sure it has a small head on the end.
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To remove the back cover of your laptop, you will need a pry tool. You can use any plastic prying tool that you have around the house, such as a guitar pick. A sturdy plastic guitar pick works very well, and you can find them easily. There are also lots of other ready-made plastic prying tools that you can get online, such as the razer blade style guitar pick style or even a special tool that you can use for prying.
It is essential to note that you should not use any type of metal prying tool because it could scratch or even damage some internal components. If you are in a pinch, you can even use a credit card.
In summary, you will need a small Phillips head screwdriver and a plastic pry tool to remove the internal battery of your laptop. Ensure that you use a plastic prying tool and not a metal one to avoid damaging your laptop.
Removing the Back Cover
Unscrewing the Screws
To remove the back cover of your laptop, you will need to unscrew all of the screws holding the case down. These screws can be found all around the edges of the case, and usually one or two in the middle as well. Be sure to keep track of these screws so you don’t lose them. Note that sometimes these screws are different lengths or different sizes, usually they’re the same but they can be slightly different, so be sure to pay attention as you pull them out to make sure that you put them back in in the correct location.
Using the Pry Tool to Remove the Cover
Once you have all of the screws out, the case cover is still going to be fairly difficult to remove because it is meant to click into place with little connectors all around the rim of the back cover. This is where the prying tool comes in handy. You can use a plastic prying tool, such as a guitar pick, to get into just a little crack somewhere in the case. Don’t stick the prying tool in extremely hard once you have it in there because you can see the plastic of the case will actually start to bend. Instead, drag it along the side, and if you meet resistance, try to pull it out and go from a different angle.
As you go around, you’ll start to hear some of those clicks as it gets loose. You should hear the click of a little connection in there breaking loose. Once you’ve got the case loose, you can simply take it off and set it to the side. Just be careful to go slow and be sure that you’re not pushing the pick or whatever tool you’re using into the laptop too far or that you’re not bending the case on the outside because both of those things can damage your laptop.
Locating and Disconnecting the Battery
Locating the Battery
The first step in removing an internal laptop battery is to locate it. Every laptop brand and model is different, but the battery is usually located on the bottom of the laptop. In some cases, you may need to remove a cover or panel to access the battery.
Once you have located the battery, you should look for any identifying markings or labels that indicate it is the battery. This will help ensure that you do not accidentally remove any other components. In the case of the Lenovo laptop used in the video, the battery was clearly labeled with the Lenovo brand and had recycling and lithium ion indicators.
Disconnecting the Battery from the Motherboard
Before you can remove the battery from the laptop case, you need to disconnect it from the motherboard. To do this, you will need to locate the battery connector, which is usually located near the battery. The connector is a small plastic piece with wires coming out of it that connect the battery to the motherboard.
To disconnect the battery from the motherboard, you will need to gently pull on the connector’s edges. There is usually a small plastic ridge on the connector that you can use to grip it. Be careful not to pull too hard or too fast, as you could damage the connector or the motherboard. You can wiggle the connector a little bit to help loosen it, but be gentle.
Once you have disconnected the battery from the motherboard, you can move on to removing the battery from the laptop case. Depending on your laptop, the battery may be held in place by screws, adhesive, or other fasteners. The Lenovo laptop used in the video had screws holding the battery in place.
Removing the Battery
If you need to replace or remove the battery from your laptop, the process may seem daunting at first. However, with the right tools and a little patience, it can be done easily. Here are the steps to remove the battery from your laptop:
Unscrewing the Battery
First, you need to flip your laptop over and unscrew all of the screws holding the case down. There may be quite a few screws all around the edges and usually one or two in the middle as well. Be sure to keep track of these screws so you don’t lose them. Note that sometimes these screws are different lengths or sizes, so pay attention as you pull them out to put them back in the correct location.
Removing Any Other Cables or Connections
Once you have unscrewed the case, it will still be difficult to remove because it is meant to click into place with little connectors all around the rim of the back cover. This is where a prying tool comes in handy. Use a plastic prying tool, such as a guitar pick, to get into a little crack somewhere in the case. Drag it along the side, and as you go around, you’ll start to hear some clicks as it gets loose. Be sure to go slow and not push the tool into the laptop too far or bend the case on the outside, as both can damage your laptop.
Lifting and Removing the Battery
Once you have removed the case, you can see the battery. The first thing you need to do is disconnect it from the motherboard. Look for the battery connector that comes out and connects to the motherboard. Use a prying tool to very carefully pull on the edges, and once it’s a little bit loose, wiggle it a little bit and pull it out.
Now that the laptop battery has been disconnected, you can go ahead and remove it from the laptop case. In this particular laptop, it’s held down by some screws, so unscrew those one by one. Be sure to keep these screws in a separate location from your case screws because they will be a different size. Once you’ve removed all of those, look around and make sure there aren’t any other cables holding onto the battery. If there are, remove them. Finally, lift up and pull out the battery.
With these steps, you can easily remove the battery from your laptop. Remember, every brand and manufacturer will be a little different, but these are the basics. If you have any other questions about this process, be sure to ask in the comments below.
Now that you have successfully removed the internal battery from your laptop, you can replace it with a new one or use your laptop without a battery if you prefer. Remember to always be careful when disassembling your laptop and keep track of all the screws and components that you remove.
It’s important to note that while the process of removing an internal battery may vary slightly depending on your laptop’s brand and model, the basic steps are similar. You will need small screwdrivers, a plastic prying tool, and patience to carefully remove the back cover and disconnect the battery from the motherboard.
If you have any questions or concerns about removing your laptop’s internal battery, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. And if you found this video helpful, consider giving it a thumbs up and sharing it with others who may benefit from it.
Thank you for watching, and happy laptop repairing!