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battery in the optical drive

#1 Post by inoel » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:10 am

Hi.Did anyone knows how i can use in the optical drive the second battery?Yhis battery is special and different from the other one?They work together?How long will keep working both?Finally where i can buy it?Please some answers because my 3 cells battery is pure!!!

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Re: battery in the optical drive

#2 Post by akao » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:34 pm

inoel wrote:Hi.Did anyone knows how i can use in the optical drive the second battery?
Sure
inoel wrote:Yhis battery is special and different from the other one?
It goes in the optical drive.
inoel wrote:They work together?
Yes.
inoel wrote:How long will keep working both?
Just do the math based on their rated capacities and your personal experience.
inoel wrote:Finally where i can buy it?
Lenovo has it on their website.
inoel wrote:Please some answers because my 3 cells battery is pure!!!
Mine is impure.

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Re: battery in the optical drive

#3 Post by inoel » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:10 am

Hi dear akao and thanks.Please tell me your battery says that is impure.Means that keep working (alone?)how much time?Or you working with bay battery also?These two (3 cells+3 cells bay)working about 4 hours?
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Re: battery in the optical drive

#4 Post by elvair » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:36 pm

My understanding is that when you said "pure", I thought it pure s**t :), and when akao replied impure, I thought its just a joke :), becuase saying that battery is "impure" just doesnt make too much sense, unless it was a joke ), every single other answer is rock-solid-valid as titanium imho :)

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Re: battery in the optical drive

#5 Post by GrappaLux » Tue May 05, 2009 3:57 am

I use as well a second battery in the optical drive bay but I cannot manege to have it a 2nd battery.
What I mean it that the power monitor see this battery as main battery and use it before the "real" main battery.
This bother me because I cannot swap the main battery with a spare one keeping the laptop running from the optical bay battery.

anyone knows how to change this priority?

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Re: battery in the optical drive

#6 Post by MTWIZARD » Wed May 06, 2009 7:34 pm

Sorry to say there is no way to change the battery priority.

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Re: battery in the optical drive

#7 Post by ZaZ » Wed May 06, 2009 9:25 pm

Because it always uses the modular battery first, it wears out quickly. Since mine wore out so quickly I decided to get the nine cell instead, which is still over 87% of capacity after a years plus usage.
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Re: battery in the optical drive

#8 Post by maumu » Wed May 06, 2009 10:31 pm

I understand that even with the default battery and the bay battery, the total combined hours (in realistic settings) is no more than 4 hours... pls correct me if I'm wrong :oops:
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Re: battery in the optical drive

#9 Post by GrappaLux » Thu May 07, 2009 4:13 am

this doesn't make me happy at all
having a secondary battery that discharges at first makes no sense

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