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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎04-21-2009
Location: israel
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Battery issues

Hi,

i have an R61 15.4 inch machine.

recently i've noticed that my battery is dying. it's down to about 60% of it's original capacity, and only hold my machine for about an hour.

I started searching for a new one and discoverd that an original will cost me about 200$, while a compatible non-original will cost about 50$.

i also noticed that not all battaries have the exact same specs, as mine works on 4800 mAh, the new ones work on 4400 or 5600.

what battery sould i but? an expensive original (the one i have is 1.5 years old. that means she dies pretty quickly)? or a chip compatible?

and is there a ultrababy-slim-battery that fits the optic drive that's not original?

thanks!

 

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Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Location: USA
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Re: Battery issues

[ Edited ]

before buying go into power manager check battery health you might just need to do a battery gage reset  the "compatible " battery can cause damage to your thinkpad




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Re: Battery issues

are your battery eligible for the free recall. 

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Re: Battery issues

pardon me?

what is free recall?

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Re: Battery issues

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=BATT-082009

 

check the above link.

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