Swollen notebook battery
Recycling electronic waste is not only the responsibility of every repair technician. It’s the law. And as an added benefit of doing the right thing, many e-waste recyclers pay for e-waste materials.
Battery disposal requires special attention. In any condition, all batteries pose a fire and safety hazard and must be handled and disposed of properly. Batteries cannot be placed in municipal waste collection and must be transported to a hazardous waste collection site.
So, in all that alphabet soup, what’s the difference between R2 and e-Stewards? We looked into it. Some recyclers are certified by only one, and others have both certifications. The bottom line: we’ve reviewed them both, and we endorse both accreditation measures. When you’re looking to recycle your electronics, you can trust a recycler with either certification.
What to do with a swollen battery
If you can’t move the device, you can try to smother the fire with sand, use an approved fire extinguisher, douse it with a large glass of water, or cover it with a fireproof container and then walk away. If you can safely move the device, place it in a fire-safe or well-ventilated area, such as one with a concrete floor, and then move away until the battery cools. Once the battery catches fire, the reaction will continue until the fuel runs out.
A SWOLLEN LITHIUM-ION BATTERY COULD CATCH FIRE OR EXPLODE. PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK WHEN REMOVING A SWOLLEN BATTERY FROM AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT YOUR ABILITY TO DO SO SAFELY, TURN OFF AND ISOLATE THE DEVICE, AND CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL REPAIR TECHNICIAN IMMEDIATELY.
As batteries swell, they expand and push other components out of the way. Often, the screen, button or trackpad will be knocked out of normal alignment. You may have a swollen battery if your phone case doesn’t fit like it used to, or if there is a new gap between components, or buttons have become stiff or hard to press, or if your device feels “squishy”.
Recycling of electronic components
Hussein was one of a long line of non-Islamic authoritarian rulers in the Middle East. Like Al-Asad’s father or Qaddafi, they seized power in their newly independent states after World War II, and avoided control of their precarious parliamentary systems by military means. Saddam had not always been an enemy of Western countries: during his long war against the Islamist regime in Iran after the 1979 revolution, he was supported by the United States. Once the war was over, however, his situation changed, given his unpredictable character.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, there is evidence of Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against the civilian population, as well as his brutal repression of ethnic minorities not aligned with his government inside Iraq (Kurds and Shiites: Saddam’s regime may have been secular, but the elite that fed off it was Sunni). In 1990 he decides to invade Kuwait and, almost simultaneously, to bomb other neighboring countries (including Israel). The United Nations approves a military operation to re-establish Kuwait’s autonomy in which almost all Western nations participate, led by the US.
Where can I sell damaged and obsolete electronic devices?
Today we’re going to explain what the symbols that appear on the boxes of electronic products mean, such as on your new cell phone, a refrigerator or a new TV. Some of these symbols are present on basically any package or packaging, while others are specific to electronic products.
Some of the symbols are easy to understand, but others can be more enigmatic. If you’re itching to know what are all those symbols adorning the boxes of your most beloved gadgets, here we’ve selected and explained the most popular ones.