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Old 03-29-2020, 08:41 PM
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What model do you have? It's possible that it has a different battery for the CMOS.

Use the laptop as little as possible. Unplug it and turn it off if it feels hot to the touch. Batteries that are swelling are a fire risk and if they do catch fire, you can't put the fire out. The best you can do is throw it out of the house and watch it burn.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:47 PM
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The fun with our lithium-based batteries is the bit when they start to swell. This is when the chemistry they normally operate on... starts to fail/break down. Lithium is HIGHLY reactive, which makes it a great power storage medium. When it starts to venture down pathways on its own, it's no longer a battery, but a looming firetrap.

See also: Mr. Grenade, after the pin has been pulled.
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:12 AM
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New battery arrived today, and I installed it later.

I measured the new battery, and found that it is uniformly 0.19 to 0.20 of an inch thick. The old one, at some points, as as much as 0.38 of an inch thick—twice as thick as the new one. On putting Seanett 's computer back together, properly, with all the screws tightened down, it all fits properly, and the trackpad buttons both work properly.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:08 AM
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Actually, dear, there are still two screws from the laptop that are in a little plastic canister on the end table, not in the computer.
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:40 PM
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Actually, dear, there are still two screws from the laptop that are in a little plastic canister on the end table, not in the computer.
Murphy's Law of home repair strikes again!
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:58 PM
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He says he cannibalized a couple from a previous laptop (I do seem to stick with HP).
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:08 AM
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It's not an HP repair if you don't have a one or two unnecessary screws left over.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:40 AM
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It's not an HP brake repair if you don't have a one or two unnecessary screws parts left over.
Fixed that for you...
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:20 PM
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It's not an HP repair if you don't have a one or two unnecessary screws left over parts fall out.
Given that HP is the only computer manufacturer where I've seen the clamps that hold the heatsink and fan to the CPU break (yeah, it was a desktop), I think I've fixed that for you.
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