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How to Get Long Life Out of Laptop and Cell Phone Batteries

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I got to talking last week with Kiera Butler of Mother Jones magazine about the best ways to keep the rechargeable batteries in laptops and mobile phones healthy and long-lived. Dell says that a full life span for a garden-variety lithium-ion laptop battery is 18 to 24 months. The average life span of a cell phone, however, is only 18 months , so a single battery should last the lifetime of a mobile phone. How well do you maintain your mobile batteries?

iFixit’s Basic Phone Repairs that Most of Us Can Do

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Our goal is to teach everyone how to repair the stuff they own—whether it’s laptops , snowboards , toys , or clothes. In the last 10 years, iron ore production has increased by 180%, cobalt by 165%, and lithium by 125%. And if you know how to fix something we don’t, take a few pictures and start a repair guide of your own. greentech PC refurbishment mobile phone repair reuse smartphones iFixit

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