WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - For many of us, they are life-lines, laptops and ipods. Howeverwhen the batteries flat line there are ways to save on areplacement, without breaking the bank.
There are ways to bring it back to life without breaking thebank servicing it. New rechargeable lithium batteries sold directlyfrom Apple cost between 49-75 dollars.
For the tech savvy i-user, various online outlets like ipodjuice.com sell battery replacement kits fordo-it-yourself repairs for a lot less. Or you can pay for shippingand have them do it for you.
Whether you have a MAC or PC, if you find your computer batteryis low on life there are several options. "New batteries run 75-100for most laptops, more specialized go for a little bit more," saidSteve Buynicki of Cyber Exchange.
Five years is the average life span. If it's time is up, bringit to a retailer or repair shop like Cyber Exchange for a specialorder diagnosis. "Bring the laptop in or we can suggest whether itsan upgrade in memory, hard drive or upgrade battery if you needmore battery space," said Buynicki.
A more powerful, longer lasting battery can cost between150-200. These are better alternatives rather then replacing theentire unit.
When discarding your dead batteries make sure to dispose them inan environmentally friendly manner.