Hack a laptop battery?
I have like 4 broken laptops laying around and i have been trying to decide what to do with them. I had this thought and looked up some information about it. In the battery is basically like 8 AA rechargeable batteries. Well these broken laptops in question no longer charge their batteries. I know i can crack open these batteries to get the AAs out. But is there anyway to charge them once they are out? I would be comfortable soldering if I have to. I am very new to these instructables, but I know my way around electronics to fix them. But this idea has me stumped. But this could also give me a crap load of rechargeable batteries for my sons toys. Thank you in advance for any information you could give me.