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udotirol
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Registered: ‎09-13-2010
Location: Austria
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bought a "new" battery that proves to be 4 years old

Hi,

 

I recently bought a laptop battery replacement for my W500 via ebay. All sounded good, "original Lenovo" etcetc.

 

And indeed, when the package arrived it was genuine, yet after inserting the battery and checking what the energy manager told me, I was quite stumbled:

 

Mfg Date: 2006-10-28

Warranty Status: out of Warranty

Load count: 0

 

So, I am aware that Li-Ion batteries are aging even unused, so what to do about it? How much will the capacity suffer after 4 years in storage? Is it worth keeping it or should I return it to the dealer?

 

TIA!

 

lead_org
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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: bought a "new" battery that proves to be 4 years old

you will know when you actually use it. No one can you a definitive answer on how much the battery deteriorates when stored for 4 years.

Maybe you should consider the boston power one instead.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft