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storm-chaser
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Battery Recommendations for T61p

#1 Post by storm-chaser » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:21 pm

My OEM battery has just recently given up the ghost. I see a number of replacement batteries on eBay, but I have my concerns that some of these may be bad and/or not up to OEM specifications. Especially the ones made overseas.

Anyone have one they can recommend or advice on which ones to stay away from? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Battery Recommendations for T61p

#2 Post by zoltan87 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:33 pm

Not sure if you saw the thread about the same topic about a month ago, here is the link:

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=127111

I wrote down my experiences there. But the gist is, you can't be 100% sure about the condition the batteries are due to age, and in the case of not original batteries, they use cr@ppy cells to begin with, so don't trust those "A++ cells, guaranteed!" slogans, they mean nothing. I have bought three different type of third party batteries, all sub-par (but at least really cheap too).

But again, I would recommend you to read through the linked thread, it's only like 10 posts long.
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