Reviving "dead" Ryobi batteries

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#1
A few years ago, I seem to recall that there was a hack that let you reset old Ryobi batteries so that they would accept a charge again. I have a couple batteries (18-24v) that will no longer charge and give you an error message on the charger. I'd like to try to bring them back if possible before shitcanning them. Anyone know the procedure to do so?
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#2
A few years ago, I seem to recall that there was a hack that let you reset old Ryobi batteries so that they would accept a charge again. I have a couple batteries (18-24v) that will no longer charge and give you an error message on the charger. I'd like to try to bring them back if possible before shitcanning them. Anyone know the procedure to do so?
Yea, shit can them
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
Donator
#5
Put the batteries in an Instant Pot, fill with nails and gasoline, push SOUP.
 

Wrecktum

Tounge puncher of fart boxes
#6
A few years ago, I seem to recall that there was a hack that let you reset old Ryobi batteries so that they would accept a charge again. I have a couple batteries (18-24v) that will no longer charge and give you an error message on the charger. I'd like to try to bring them back if possible before shitcanning them. Anyone know the procedure to do so?
You can replace the battery pack in the battery.

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JoeyDVDZ

Well-Known Member
Donator
#7
According to this guy, unplugging and replugging the charger while the battery is inserted will eventually flip the battery to fast charge.

 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#9
Shit can because they're dead or shit can because they're ryobi
Yea.... are they lithium ion? Or old nicads? Because both have a certain life cycle and are comprised of multiple cells, if even half of a cell I bad the entire battery is junk
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#11
Yea.... are they lithium ion? Or old nicads? Because both have a certain life cycle and are comprised of multiple cells, if even half of a cell I bad the entire battery is junk
They're only 2-3 years old and haven't been used a lot. Should be lithium but not 100% sure
 

Stig

Make America Gay Again.
#12
Put them in the microwave for 20 minutes on high.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#15
I have other batteries that it charges just fine. It's a smart charger so it won't even work if it reads the battery as "bad"
Ahhh, ok, yea you might want to try and put the battery in the charger then plug it in and out a few times. Other wise it might be a loss, the charger is probably detecting a bad cell, it happens, I had 3 12vt dewalt batteries go bad that way
 

maz

TRueWDTer
#16
Haven't tried it yet
But I have one that stopped charging after about 6 months
Worth a try I guess
There are several other vids though
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#17
If you know the size of the cells, you can order them on Alibaba. Then get a small industrial spot welder.
 

maz

TRueWDTer
#18
My batt has security torx screws
I don't have bits for those
Maybe Harbor Freight has them
Looks like a T-15 with a post
 

Haeder

South Dakota
#19
Stop being such a cheap cocksucker and buy a new battery.
 

maz

TRueWDTer
#20
Bought a new one
I'm not cheap
Why throw this away if I can revive it ?
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
#22
My batt has security torx screws
I don't have bits for those
Maybe Harbor Freight has them
Looks like a T-15 with a post
"Tamper-proof" torx bit is what you're looking for.
They're pretty common.
 

maz

TRueWDTer
#23
Yeah
HF has sets from 7 bucks to $9
Worth getting a set
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#24
Get Security Screw driver bit set from Walmart or Amazon. I bought one for $6.
 

maz

TRueWDTer
#25
If I was really cheap
I'd drill a hole in my T-15 bit :haha7:
 
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