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Koolstr
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I fried my laptop's lithium-ion battery by overheating it too much when gaming for 1.5 years now. Was only getting 20 minutes on a charge. Bought a replacement battery to install.

My laptop is full-body aluminum, and when removing the difficult-to-remove backplate, I sliced my thumb deeply on the razor-sharp internal edge of the backplate.

Hurt like hell. Took a while to get the bleeding to stop. I had to finish what I started, so I swore I'll be careful the rest of the time.

Yet somehow, my hand eventually slipped and I ended up slicing my OTHER thumb, on the exact same component! And the gash was even deeper and hurt even more! And took 3x as long to stop bleeding! I lost so much blood... 😫

Moral of the story: Be careful when dealing with full-body aluminum laptops. They're fucking evil and dangerous. Also, don't let your laptop reach temps above 82-85 degrees Celsius.

Thankfully, no tetanus from any of this. 😓

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  • 15
    😫 ouch! My thumbs are tingling from reading your unfortunate story.
  • 6
    @saintograph Thanks for the empathy. >_<
  • 23
    Rule of thumb
    If it happens once, it'll happen again
  • 5
    I was first sad realizing the laptop I wanted to buy(and now own) was colored plastic not metal but this post changed my mind.
    Holly shit man!
  • 5
    @just-basic-user Glad my suffering can help you feel better about your lack of it XD
  • 6
    Wanted to replace mine, no way I am going to do it, after reading this.
  • 3
    @Koolstr Well, driving my optimism to the limits 🤷
  • 2
    When you use spaces instead of tabs...
  • 4
    I was cutting a mango once, whilst doing that, I cut into for of my finger within five minutes!
  • 3
    Might I introduce your Lord and Savior, The Dremel With The Sandpaper Head? 😇
  • 2
    @JFK422 Haha that's a pretty epic fail, gotta say
  • 3
    @Ashkin I actually used a dremel for the first time this week. What a coincidence!

    If I were to sand down the edge, then my laptop would have gaps in its enclosure and lose its cool trapezoidal shape. I'd rather take the cuts :/
  • 2
    @cuervo I use tabs only though lol
  • 2
    @Kimmax I see what you did there XD
  • 1
    Damn, that sounds painful. We've all been there.
  • 3
    Murphy's law?
  • 1
    Be glad you didn't actually set your battery on fire, or you could have burned your hands too! XD
  • 2
    @Kimmax I blew air through my nose. Good pun
  • 2
    2 down, 8 to go...
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  • 1
    @iSwimInTheC Isn't that what we really mean nowadays when we say we lol'd at something?
  • 2
    @endor I honestly feel like setting my dead battery on fire. It deserves it 😡
  • 0
    @CodeKill Have we really though..? 🤔
  • 1
    @Koolstr heh, just be careful! Lithium fires can be quite nasty. Don't do it inside/close to your house, and don't use water to put it off! (Water actually reacts with lithium and makes it worse!)
  • 1
    @endor I was always curious what it would be like to blow up a lithium-ion battery. Now I might just do that in my driveway 😈
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