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Tony
05-04-2010, 11:22 PM
The battery on my 10-year old Thinkpad A21E is just about dead. The machine works OK on the mains, but lasts about 10 mins from full to empty on battery. At that age, I don't want to spend much on a battery. I have been told a possible source is:

RCN & Associates, trading as Laptop Batteries,
4e Piermark Drive
Albany
Auckland.

Anyone know anything about this mob, or know of other possible suppliers?

Speedy Gonzales
05-04-2010, 11:45 PM
Do a search on the serial / model # on the battery

Agent_24
06-04-2010, 02:37 AM
http://www.laptopbatteries.co.nz/
http://www.laptopbattery.co.nz/
http://www.dc-battery.co.nz/laptop-battery-c-1287.html
http://www.recell.co.nz/laptop.html

No idea what any of them are like, though.

You might also get a good deal on eBay\Trademe...

gary67
06-04-2010, 06:47 AM
laptop batteries are OK i have used them

Tony
06-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the info everyone. At approx $150 for a new battery (which is more or less what I expected) I think I'll stick with just leaving it plugged in! It is so old and slow (600 mhz Celeron processor, 256mb RAM, 10gb HDD) that I only use it as a play/experiment machine these days anyway.

Agent_24
06-04-2010, 10:15 AM
You could try rebuilding the battery yourself or getting someone else to do it.

Usually works out cheaper, though you have to do it properly, if you do it wrong you have a potential explosion\fire hazard....