Smart Battery Workshop
Smart Battery Workshop Description:
"Smart Battery Workshop" is a package of software tools, which are useful in a process of notebook battery repair. It uses Philips Standard I2C Parallel Port Adapter that can be assembled in one hour by person with no electronics skills and dose not require any hard-to-find components. Total components cost is around $1.
Smart Battery Workshop provides read-only access to all the data listed in Smart Battery DataSpecification Revision 1.1. via LPT/SMBus adapter directly from battery terminals (57 parameters). All the BitFlags are decoded into human readable clear text.
Allows user to reset Smart Battery EEPROM to its initial values except for ManufactureDate, which will be reset to current system date.
All the Permanent Failure Flags if such will be found will be cleared. So user will have a "brand new" battery after repacking. Electronics skills are also not needed. Everything works automatically. No editable fields. Just one button - "Reset". For safety reasons the original memory dump is saved as a binary file each time the "Reset" button is pressed.
Currently supported chipsets:
# M37515/ S29L220 (SL220)
# PIC16C63A/24C01 (used in COMPAQ Armada M300, E500, M700 and some other models)
Will be added soon:
# M37516/AK6480A (80AF)/S29L220 (SL220)
# M37515/AK6480A (80AF)
# AS355D/S29L394A (SL394)
The chipsets listed above cover a grate variety of notebook batteries such as used in IBM ThinkPad, DELL, Toshiba, HP etc.
This software has no parameters to be ajusted by user. Simply connect the battery or EEPROM chip to adapter and start the program. The only thing user has to remember - adapter must be connected to LPT1 with the following settings in BIOS: address - 378, modes - EPP or ECP. SBWorkshop can be run under the following versions of Windows: Win95/Win98/WinME/Win2000/Win2003/...
Operating System Support: Win95, Win98, WinME, Windows2000, WinXP