I own two IBM T30's -- one, I use everyday; the other, I use occassionally.
Yesterday, I attempted to power on the seldom-used T30 and the BIOS gave me System Date/Time Error.
So, I am browsing through my FAQ post on T30's...viewtopic.php?f=31&t=52591
System service parts - ThinkPad T30 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... 42335.html
All models 02K6572
Is this the battery that I need to replace?
While I'm in the process of in replacing batteries, I've noticed that the main battery in my everyday machine isn't what it used to be.
I've read in the T60/T61 forum that folks prefer Panasonic over Sanyo. Does this hold true for older T30's as well?
Battery pack, Li-Ion (6 cell) 2.2 Ah Panasonic
for all models except xxJ 02K7037 1
models xxJ 02K7038 1
Battery pack, Li-Ion (6 cell) 2.2 Ah Sanyo
for all models except xxJ 02K7072 1
models xxJ 02K7073 1
It appears that my old battery is a Sanyo...
My battery says
Field Replacement Number: 02K7072
OEM Number: 02K7034
The last time that I replaced a battery (for something much older than a T30), I purchased one from American Power Conversion (APC).
Where is everyone's favorite source for batteries? Does anyone have a favorite e-Bay seller?