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Does anyone recycle old powerbook batteries? I have two batteries for the Wallstreet Powerbook. Both no longer hold a charge. Is there anywhere I could get a trade in towards a new battery, or are they just two paperweights? I understand that Lithium Ion batteries go bad after about three years. Mine are both four years old, so they're over the hill. Brian Moore...

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    Does anyone recycle old powerbook batteries? I have two batteries for the
    Wallstreet Powerbook. Both no longer hold a charge. Is there anywhere I
    could get a trade in towards a new battery, or are they just two
    paperweights? I understand that Lithium Ion batteries go bad after about
    three years. Mine are both four years old, so they're over the hill.

    Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Guest

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    Try a Google search. According to this
    <http://www.ehs.uiuc.edu/css/factsheets/wm11main.htm>, lithium
    batteries cannot be recycled. I also noted that many jurisdictions
    require that batteries containing lithium be delivered to a
    hazardous-waste disposal facility. The risk, I believe, is fire.
    Lithium may burst into flame under contact with moisture. (Lithium
    batteries may not be transported as cargo on passenger aircraft, but
    may be used in electronic devices in the passenger compartment). There
    is a possibility that, if the batteries are completely spent, the
    elemental lithium that they contained has been converted to a less
    reactive compound. Lithium is also a toxin.

    In short, treat as hazardous waste.

    Davoud

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    Brian Moore:
    > Does anyone recycle old powerbook batteries? I have two batteries for the
    > Wallstreet Powerbook. Both no longer hold a charge. Is there anywhere I
    > could get a trade in towards a new battery, or are they just two
    > paperweights? I understand that Lithium Ion batteries go bad after about
    > three years. Mine are both four years old, so they're over the hill.
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    usenet *at* davidillig dawt com
    Davoud Guest

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    In article <BB48A7E8.59E3%bkmoorerapid.ocn.ne.jp>,
    Brian Moore <bkmoorerapid.ocn.ne.jp> wrote:
    >Does anyone recycle old powerbook batteries?
    Please do not dispose of them by just throwing them away. If it
    turns out that they cannot be exchanged, take them to any Apple
    dealer and ask for them to dispose of them safely for you.


    Simon Slavin Guest

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