[TriLUG] Local source for Thinkpad battery?
linuxheels at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 7 10:11:33 EDT 2006
There is a local company off of aviation pkwy going away from the airport. www.onlinelaptops.com (1-800-264-2939) Ask for Matt and he should be able to hook you up. He has a ton of refurbished laptops.....
Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com> wrote: Jason,
The guy at batteries plus near Southpoint tells me that it wouldn't be
that unusual, particularly with a LiON battery since the battery
itself contains part of the charging/ps circuitry. Also he says that
the LiON batteries turn themselves off entirely after a certain number
of charge cycles, no matter how deep. After the conversation we had
I'm really thinking about going with an NiMH replacement and keep
better manual care of the charge discharge cycle instead of just
leaving the thing on AC most of the time.
Are you home this afternoon? Maybe my wife can swing by to borrow the
battery from you. She works off ACC blvd so she's pretty close to you.
It's worth a try. She actually had the dead battery with her for a
On 7/1/06, Jason Tower wrote:
> i'm with barry on this, i have a t20 which does the exact same thing -
> refuses to power on. if you hit the power button enough eventually it will
> come on, regardless of whether or not the battery is installed.
> having said that, i do have a spare a21 battery (at least, i think it fits
> an a21) if you want to give it a try.
> Barry Gaskins wrote:
> > 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 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).
> >> Joe
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