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Replacing a laptop battery at home: step-by-step instructions.

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Can we replace the laptop battery at home?

Over 90% of laptop batteries can be replaced at home.

Switching can be easy or more difficult, depending on the specific laptop model. Based on our many years of experience in the field, we have grouped the difficulty into four categories:

1. External battery - they are the easiest to replace and you can easily replace them yourself at home
2. Built-in battery with easy-to-remove cover - and easy to replace in this case

An easy-to-remove cover is one that has a clear edge and is fastened with screws that are located in accessible places.

3. Built-in battery with a moderately difficult to remove cover - in this case, we recommend watching a video on how to replace the battery and then decide if it will work

A moderately difficult-to-remove cover is one on which you can't see all the screws and which usually ends in a keyboard drop. In these cases, there are two options:

  • The lid is removable and you have easy access to the battery and hardware of your laptop - this is most common on HP models
  • The pad on which the keyboard is located and the touchpad are raised and thus you get access to the bottom and the battery - this is most common in Asus models
4. Built-in and glued battery - if the battery is built-in and glued, it is best to seek service

Replacing a laptop battery: steps

Whether you are replacing a built-in battery or not, there are some things you should know in advance.

First, find the right battery for your laptop. This is easiest to do if you search by product number. Another option is to search for it by laptop model, but keep in mind that some laptops with built-in batteries run on more than one battery model. In these cases, it is better to look for the battery by product number.

Second - choose a quality battery. This does not necessarily mean sticking to the original. Replacement batteries are also high quality, and in most cases are at a better price. To navigate the sea of ​​offers, review customer reviews, compare capacity and review warranty conditions and conditions for changing and returning the store.

If you choose a reinforced battery (one with more cells or cells with a higher capacity), keep in mind that it will be physically larger in many cases. With standard, external batteries, the extra cells are gathered at the bottom like a foot, so the battery lifts the laptop slightly. In other cases, the battery is wider because extra cells are removed from the back and out of the laptop case. In these cases, do not worry that your battery is bigger than the old one, if its product number matches and the connector is located in the same place, it will fit on your laptop.

If the reinforced battery is internal, there are two options for extra capacity - either the cells have a higher capacity or there are added cells that usually make the battery bigger and you need to make sure there is enough space to put it. Usually laptops , which work with internal batteries and have the option to insert a reinforced battery are without the addition of a second SSD.

Before you start replacing the built-in battery, it is good to watch a video online to find out where it is, whether the cover is easy to open and how exactly it is replaced. Then consider whether you will be able to handle it yourself or turn to professionals who will perform the change.

Replacement of standard, external battery

1. Disconnect the laptop and all cables that go into it
2. Turn the laptop over
3. Release the sliders that hold the battery and carefully pull it out
4. Insert the new one and make sure it has made good contact
5. Turn the laptop over and turn it on


The new battery needs to enter the place without much pressure and effort, although sometimes an idea of stronger pressure is needed to enter. If it doesn't click well or doesn't fit in well, check again that this is the right battery for you.

Replacement of built-in battery

1. Disconnect the laptop and all cables to it
2.Turn it over so that you have access to the bottom cover
3. Carefully unscrew all screws that secure the cover

If your laptop has feet or erasers, make sure there are no screws under them - in most cases, HP laptops have under the erasers.

Note that on some laptop models, such as Apple, not all the screws that hold the cover are the same length.

4. Remove the cover - you may need to use a pen or card to open it. We do not recommend using a screwdriver or sharp objects, as you may damage the laptop case.

For some laptops, the easiest way to remove the cover is to start at the hinges of the screen, but not all. Therefore, we advise you, if you are not sure, to watch a video on YouTube.

On older laptop models that have a CD drive, you may need to remove it as well. It is usually easy to remove, as long as you have unscrewed all the screws from the cover.

5. Remove the old battery by removing the screws and carefully disconnect the cable that connects it to the bottom (if any)

6. Insert the new battery by plugging the cable into the bottom (if any) and securing it with the screws from the old battery

7. Try turning on the laptop to see if it works

8. Replace the cover and replace all screws.

When to contact service?

1. If your battery is built-in and glued to the bottom / body, it is a good idea to consult a professional, as it must be removed very carefully.

2. On some Dell models, the reinforced battery is larger and you need to remove the optional hard drive. If you are not sure how this can be done, it is a good idea to contact a workshop.

3. However, if the battery is not directly under the cover, but in a harder to reach place - this is observed in very few models

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Introduction.

Can we replace the laptop battery at home?

Over 90% of laptop batteries can be replaced at home.

Switching can be easy or more difficult, depending on the specific laptop model. Based on our many years of experience in the field, we have grouped the difficulty into four categories:

1. External battery - they are the easiest to replace and you can easily replace them yourself at home
2. Built-in battery with easy-to-remove cover - and easy to replace in this case

An easy-to-remove cover is one that has a clear edge and is fastened with screws that are located in accessible places.

3. Built-in battery with a moderately difficult to remove cover - in this case, we recommend watching a video on how to replace the battery and then decide if it will work

A moderately difficult-to-remove cover is one on which you can't see all the screws and which usually ends in a keyboard drop. In these cases, there are two options:

  • The lid is removable and you have easy access to the battery and hardware of your laptop - this is most common on HP models
  • The pad on which the keyboard is located and the touchpad are raised and thus you get access to the bottom and the battery - this is most common in Asus models
4. Built-in and glued battery - if the battery is built-in and glued, it is best to seek service

Replacing a laptop battery: steps

Whether you are replacing a built-in battery or not, there are some things you should know in advance.

First, find the right battery for your laptop. This is easiest to do if you search by product number. Another option is to search for it by laptop model, but keep in mind that some laptops with built-in batteries run on more than one battery model. In these cases, it is better to look for the battery by product number.

Second - choose a quality battery. This does not necessarily mean sticking to the original. Replacement batteries are also high quality, and in most cases are at a better price. To navigate the sea of ​​offers, review customer reviews, compare capacity and review warranty conditions and conditions for changing and returning the store.

If you choose a reinforced battery (one with more cells or cells with a higher capacity), keep in mind that it will be physically larger in many cases. With standard, external batteries, the extra cells are gathered at the bottom like a foot, so the battery lifts the laptop slightly. In other cases, the battery is wider because extra cells are removed from the back and out of the laptop case. In these cases, do not worry that your battery is bigger than the old one, if its product number matches and the connector is located in the same place, it will fit on your laptop.

If the reinforced battery is internal, there are two options for extra capacity - either the cells have a higher capacity or there are added cells that usually make the battery bigger and you need to make sure there is enough space to put it. Usually laptops , which work with internal batteries and have the option to insert a reinforced battery are without the addition of a second SSD.

Before you start replacing the built-in battery, it is good to watch a video online to find out where it is, whether the cover is easy to open and how exactly it is replaced. Then consider whether you will be able to handle it yourself or turn to professionals who will perform the change.

Replacement of standard, external battery

1. Disconnect the laptop and all cables that go into it
2. Turn the laptop over
3. Release the sliders that hold the battery and carefully pull it out
4. Insert the new one and make sure it has made good contact
5. Turn the laptop over and turn it on


The new battery needs to enter the place without much pressure and effort, although sometimes an idea of stronger pressure is needed to enter. If it doesn't click well or doesn't fit in well, check again that this is the right battery for you.

Replacement of built-in battery

1. Disconnect the laptop and all cables to it
2.Turn it over so that you have access to the bottom cover
3. Carefully unscrew all screws that secure the cover

If your laptop has feet or erasers, make sure there are no screws under them - in most cases, HP laptops have under the erasers.

Note that on some laptop models, such as Apple, not all the screws that hold the cover are the same length.

4. Remove the cover - you may need to use a pen or card to open it. We do not recommend using a screwdriver or sharp objects, as you may damage the laptop case.

For some laptops, the easiest way to remove the cover is to start at the hinges of the screen, but not all. Therefore, we advise you, if you are not sure, to watch a video on YouTube.

On older laptop models that have a CD drive, you may need to remove it as well. It is usually easy to remove, as long as you have unscrewed all the screws from the cover.

5. Remove the old battery by removing the screws and carefully disconnect the cable that connects it to the bottom (if any)

6. Insert the new battery by plugging the cable into the bottom (if any) and securing it with the screws from the old battery

7. Try turning on the laptop to see if it works

8. Replace the cover and replace all screws.

When to contact service?

1. If your battery is built-in and glued to the bottom / body, it is a good idea to consult a professional, as it must be removed very carefully.

2. On some Dell models, the reinforced battery is larger and you need to remove the optional hard drive. If you are not sure how this can be done, it is a good idea to contact a workshop.

3. However, if the battery is not directly under the cover, but in a harder to reach place - this is observed in very few models

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