I recently purchased a x230 for 100 bucks. I am still waiting to receive it, but it will come without the battery.
As I wish not to spend more money on the battery than the laptop itself, I was thinking about using a third party battery.
I am pretty confident I can follow along the instructions provided at https://github.com/hamishcoleman/thinkpad-ec on how to flash the BIOS and disabling the battery check.
However, I am a bit scared when it says:
On the following line it also reads:The firmware flash process generally requires you to have a charged battery plugged in to the laptop before it will complete.
So my question simply is: has anyone attempted to do this WITHOUT having any battery plugged into the laptop at all?It may be possible to bypass the requirement for a charged battery if you unplug the battery completely.
Or will it be enough to just plug a charged third party battery in during this process?
I guess the latter should not work as the system would expect the battery to be genuine before the flash to work properly, but I might be wrong.
Thanks for any feedback!