I dropped my HP Mini 210-1032CL.
The battery popped half out and was locked in on one side. I had to force it back in to unlock it.
In the process it scraped the plastic off two of the plastic covered brass fittings/prongs on the battery that mesh between their uncoated/bare brass counterparts in the netbook.
My question is: is it possible to still use it?
Obviously the electricity flowed through the battery's plastic covered prongs and into the bare-brass ones in the netbook.
But would a bare-brass-to-bare-brass connection damage the netbook? I expect that if they're perfectly aligned they won't touch, but I worry.
Right now, the $167 or whatever for a new one from HP is not do-able. Not for a while.