[TriLUG] Local source for Thinkpad battery?
barry.gaskins at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 12:16:03 EDT 2006
Are you sure it is the battery. I have several old laptops that the
battery is completly dead on and the work fine if the AC adapter is plugged
in. If yours does not work with the AC adapter plugged in then I suspect
that it is not the battery.
- Barry Gaskins
On 7/1/06, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Jul 2006, Rick DeNatale wrote:
> > 1) The guy at batteries plus told me that I might try to find a used
> > computer dealer who just might have a used but working battery.
> I get all mine from Batteries plus (mine are always in
> stock) or ebay, but you have to wait.
> I didn't realise this was a problem.
> > 3) Is the 40% difference in price worth it to get an LiON instead of a
> > NiMH for an older laptop like this?
> If you expect to be owning the laptop longer than the
> expected life of the battery (about 2yrs), then your
> decision has nothing to do with the laptop.
> Assuming the charge is 40% more in the LiON, do you need the
> extra charge, ie do you run the battery down to zero before
> you get a chance to recharge (I carry a 2wire power cable
> and 2-to-3pin adapter with me and plug in wherever I can,
> even if that means sitting in a corner - if they can't
> supply power where it's needed - at a table, then I'm going
> to have to sit where the power is)? If the lifetime of the
> LiON is 40% more, then you should get it if the cost of
> replacing a battery is large (time to do the ordering,
> downtime while dont have a battery - but you can always
> order ahead).
> Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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