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3rd Party Replacement Battery.

by mkkohls / June 18, 2009 9:38 AM PDT

It's time for me to get a replacement for the battery for my ibm t60 laptop battery and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good website to order a third party battery from, excluding ebay that is, or is it just my best option to go with the battery from ibm/lenovo.

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Stick with Levono . . .
by Coryphaeus / June 18, 2009 10:42 AM PDT

Too many horror stories about third party batteries melting, overheating, and failing. In such case will the seller replace your PC? Spend a few extra bucks and get a warranty and support.

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Here's a link to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2009 11:25 AM PDT
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It also depends on the battery type
by Lschwa010 / July 12, 2009 2:11 AM PDT

My local Batteries Plus rebuilt a laptop battery for me by opening the case and replacing the cells at 1/2 the price of a new one. But, these were Ni-Cads. Today's batteries are often Li-Ion and have specific characteristics for recharging that are known to the computer; ergo, there is no simple generic replacement possible. DARN!

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