Swollen laptop battery, safe to repair?
Got an HP EliteBook 840 G6 with swollen battery. Is it safe to repair on my own? I've replaced non-swollen batteries, SSDs, etc before. I have the iFixit 54 Bit Driver Kit.
Because I can't close the laptop lid, it may be harder to open. I'm also worried the battery is so swollen, I won't be able to get the battery screws out.
My plan is to:
- Discharge the battery to 0% to reduce potential energy if accidentally punctured, per iFixIt video.
- Go outside near non-flammable items
- Wear fire-proof gloves
- Wear eye protection
- Remove the swollen battery and place in a fireproof bag
- Have a large bucket of water ready to extinguish any flames
How risky is this? I like having both hands and not getting burnt
Ist dies eine gute Frage?