How to replace swollen Battery on Vaio Z Canvas

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  1. Christo

    Christo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Weird.

    I had the swollen battery removed, but the machine turns on for only a few seconds and goes off again.

    Tried it again after a few days and it stayed on a bit longer, but then shut down again.

    What am I missing?
     
  2. HawkLS

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    Hey guys,

    Just to let you know about a video posted on YouTube from a guy that had a swollen battery in his Z Canvas. It did even crack the LCD display. :eek:

     
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  3. Steve S

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    <<…Just to let you know about a video posted on YouTube...>>

    @HawkLS : Nice find, but the guy completely skips over how he got those three small screws out from under the top vent! That's really the biggest problem in getting the Z Canvas open.

    When he said that his unit had been running 24/7 for three years, and then commented on how puffed up the battery was, all I could do was shake my head. He probably never turned on the battery saver (80% charge limiter), so no wonder...
     
  4. jbaks

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    thanks for video, never seen the inside like that
     
  5. HawkLS

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  7. bluegale

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    I've managed to disassemble my Z canvas 2 days ago and removed the swollen battery pack albeit caused some damage to the latches (three of them are broken) because I forgot to slide off the bezel upward before trying to detach it from the frame. There are like 15 latches around the bezel, so it reattached firmly without any problem thankfully, but if anyone is going to try disassembling one, follow this guide: https://john.daltons.info/projects/repair/vaio_disassembly_battery/

    My Z Canvas is working great after detaching the battery pack. Also for those who are having bruises on the right lower screen, those are due to the swollen pack pressing on the rear side of panel. Once the pack is removed, the bruises will disappear, so don't wait too long once you start seeing the symptom unless you will risk damaging the panel as the pack gets swollen even more. I also removed a ton of dust accumulated inside, and temperature reading is significantly lower thanks to all the work.
     
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  8. HawkLS

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    Nice info! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Fungus

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    I bought a used canvas in July 2018 and since keep it plugged it workout any signs of the battery buldging out.

    Also anyone able to show my their settings for calibrating the display via the vaio control centre?

    My canvas has always suffered the grounding issues aka phantom touches from day one even without using the stylus. Knowing the I may be able to open up the canvas thanks to the in-dept guide, is there a way to play around with the contacts to eliminate the problem?
     
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  10. chelin

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    Hello guys !

    Sorry to reopen this conversation but I ve had a few issue with my battery on the Z canvas and I hoped you guys could help me as you seem to know a lot about it.

    It seems my battery is not chargin anymores. I even tried to let it pluged in a whole night but it stays at 0%. I didn't use this laptop for a long time so my guess is the battery drained completely and now its too low to pick up a charge.

    I wanted to replace the battery with a new one but as you may know it's impossible to find (or I dont know where). So I thought It might be because the battery cells are unbalanced or the voltage is too low. I disassembled the computer and the battery to test each cells and they seems fine. They all give me something around 4 volts (4.14, 4.12, 4.14, 4.13). The computer is working if the charger is pluged in but as soon as I remove the cable, it turns off right away. So I assume the charger itself is fine.

    What could be then ? Could you help find a solution to this issue pls
     
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