View Full Version : New battery

04-04-2011, 10:01 PM
Was sitting on sofa watching Top Chef when LT battery started smoking! Ripped it out before any damage was done (phew).

Question is, where can I find new one?

PS: I want preferably an original one cheap.
PPS: IBM T43. I also want user feedback on what dealers are good

04-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Try clicking this, you may possibly have access to a free one (there was (is?) a battery recall).

04-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Hmm. I don't know really as my warranty may be void (LT 5 years old). It only held 30 min of charge so it was long overdue. I don't know if this will affect it but I took the cells out of the casing as I wanted the case of the battery to protect the bare contacts.

04-04-2011, 11:15 PM
It has also had a Win7 install and a new HD in it as well.

OK, it now comes up saying "The battery bar code format is not recognized".

BTW, I got this second hand

05-04-2011, 09:01 AM
Try these people (http://www.laptopbatteries.co.nz/)

05-04-2011, 09:09 AM
If you want original, NZ can be $$, so try eBay if TM doesn't have it.

Between, I got a new original battery for my X61T which I bought the used laptop the battery didn't hold a charge ....

Even off-brands are not that cheap in NZ min of $90 depending on your laptop model I guess .....