03-17-2011 02:28 PM
I owe a T42. I recently bought a replacement battery (off eBay...at the time, it was the only place where I could find a cheaper battery), and I had a few questions:
1) Is it okay to use a 7.8AH (or 7800mAH), 9-cell battery? The official specifications mentioned a 6.6AH battery...but, is it safe to use a slightly more powerful battery?
2) Is a 9-cell supposed to be bigger in appearance? It's not easy to put the new battery in...and it sticks out (about 1 inch) from the back.
That's all I wanted to ask for now. Thanks in advance!!
03-17-2011 03:23 PM
03-17-2011 03:58 PM - edited 03-17-2011 04:00 PM
Whoops, that was a typo!! I meant that I OWN a T42. I was half-sleep when I typed it, so...
The battery does show up on screen...but yeah, I was wondering if it might blow the computer.
So it'll always stick out the back, huh? That's...ugly.
From the look of it...(checks battery)...there's no specific manufacturer for the battery. It was just "made in China" (But, IBM's official batteries come from China too, so..).