Both of its batteries are bad, the included charger is a crappy no name non Lenovo branded one, there's no optical drive, the drive is too small (180GB), and it's even missing the trackpoint. Altogether, it's going to cost me $500 or more to get this thing the way I want it. Now, I guess I can accept the batteries are crap since I've never come across a used laptop with good batteries, but it's really irking me that the charger is no good since it's tough to sniff out a fake one from a real on Ebay and Amazon listings.
I can return it but the restocking fee at the store is $30.
The question is - what computer are you looking for, and what would you get if you were to return this one? The restocking fee is a small thing compared to the cost of a new laptop, which I expect you'll want to buy.
X61 7673-V2V, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G, X32 (IPS Screen), A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad, A21m 2628-GXU
Otherwise you can look on ebay for somebody selling a used Lenovo charger clearly from his home: you will see him taking photos on his home table or his floor with some mess around. Such a person will likely be selling some genuine item sitting in his drawer for a number of years and less likely a fake. I've got one a 65Wt (or whatever the lowest Wt they are) here in London that I don't need and that looks like a genuine item - but sending overseas, thank you but no thank you.. Please find one closer to you.. 65Wt should be pretty cheap.
Buying a new SSD after you purchased a cheapish laptop is a pretty common thing to do, especially if the one it came with is too modest for your requirements.. Think 250Gb Samsung EVO 860 isn't that expensive these days. Maybe $50-$70? If that's not enough then 500Gb? Check what amazon can offer.
Some people including myself have come to sort of like KingSener batteries from AliExpress. There is a perception that they put okay cells in. And honestly getting the rest of the battery right is not rocket science. They cost some £25-30 delivered in the UK and take less than a month to arrive, less than 3 weeks even in my experience. Not sure about your area.. But if you feel like giving them a go there are some made for T470. Please check carefully that it's got the right shape but otherwise it's a "brand" that some people buy: https://aliexpress.ru/item/32988045114.html Note: I just searched aliexpress for "KingSener T470" and clicked the first picture I found. Maybe there's a better "shop" there.
I understand the rubber on the trackpoint is missing? It's annoying but they do sell them sometimes.. Ebay or here. Hope you can find one.
So where's $500 here? I certainly do not see it. More like $100-120
P.S. I think - pls. double check - you might be able to add an NVM.e to a T470. I'm assuming you currently have a 2.5" SATA drive there. Then you'd have two disks. Not sure if that would be an advantage or disadvantage. If an NVM.e does fit it would have a massive speed advantage over SATA. Well at least it'd be a faster boot time
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