[ltp] 770X Batteries
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 14:52:37 +0000 (GMT)
On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Harry Mangalam wrote:
> This is resucitating an old thread, but I thought I'd query one last time...
> The story is much the same as the story told before: a 770X whose battery suddenly goes from behaving pretty much as it always has to the power dropping precipitously from 95% to 5% and then rapidly
> to 0.
> I've tried the discharge/recharge cycle recommended by a number of people (one such message below)
> (I was never able to find the official IBM decription - if anyone has it, I'd be grateful to get a URL).
> It looked at one point that the battery was partially re-activated by this procedure, but then it dies and no amount of charging or ANYTHING moves the LED readout beyond 0 anymore - It just blinks on
> 0 and gives up trying ot charge it after a few seconds (no LED arrow pointing into the battery after that point - the 4 part LED is clear of any of the 4 bars).
> It doesn't look good, and I'm resigned to buying a new battery, but I thought I'd ask one last time about it.
> Also, someone mentioned a place that re-packs old battery packs - any names from people who have been successful?
> Thanks all,
I think I started that thread, my battery seemed a bit better for a little
time, but is now gives me 30 seconds to run accross a room!
If you find a cheep supply of batteries twll me, they seemed very pricy
for something that will die again in a year :-(
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