If a laptop battery is not in good shape, our policy is to remove the battery and recycle it before sending the laptop to a school.
There are several reasons for that:
- The battery that comes with the used laptop is reaching usually the end of its life cycle. Sometimes, old batteries can cause problems to power up the laptop.
- The battery is one of the most poisoning waste products and we try not to pollute the environment of our schools, which may not have the capacity to properly dispose of waste.
- A Laptop battery adds extra weight to the laptop and this could be a limitation if the traveler who is carrying the laptop needs to travel light.
- Since Labdoo laptops are often used to serve in a classroom setting and many of those have power outlets, the laptops can work without the battery.
You can find more extensive information on why it is necessary and how to dispose safely old batteries in this article from thunderboltlaptop.com
Please include only the battery in the laptop if it is still in good shape!
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