[ltp] X61 batteries (was: x250 experience)

Stefan Monnier linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:35:21 -0400

> Also got an X250 when my X61 died (actually, the battery died, and Lenovo
> no longer sells replacements,

Really?  I just got a new battery for my T61 and didn't realize that
they were already discontinuing support for those things.  This sucks.

> and the aftermarkets el cheapos last maybe 10 cycles before dieing).

Actually, my experience with third-party batteries for the X30 and the
MSI Wind is pretty good.  The main problem I've had (which does not
affect the X30 since at that time 2200mAh was apparently the best you
could have) is that third-party batteries invariably use the cheap
2200mAh cells rather than the higher capacity (e.g. 2800mAh) ones.

Another option might be to refill your battery.  I've done that once for
the X30 battery and it worked well.  Also, the guy who did that also
could use higher capacity cells (at extra cost, obviously).