26 May 2015

MacBook laptop battery teardown and recycle

A MacBook laptop battery pack came into my hands. Pretty old stuff from 2006, but Li-po, rated at 60 Wh. Maybe I am about to get a new battery pack. Lacking the laptop for proper charging, I had to teardown the object. Pictures below show the process. It is almost impossible to open it in a way that it can be built back, so I used some brute force here and there to get past some resistance.

The MacBook Pro battery from 2006.

The aluminium lid is glued.

Cells are under the black plastic sheet.

Configuration is 3S2P.

Electronics on-board. Promptly discarded.

And finally charging it.