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Old 11-12-2005, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Notebook Ripoffs!!!! :(

I just bought a really old laptop (TOSHIBA Satellite T1960cs) from a computer thrift store in Santa Ana California for $10.07. I take the thing home, and the battery was completely dead. I'm thinking: no big deal, right? All i have to do is use my adapter and charge the thing up, right? And of corse that old "Nikel Metal Hydride" Battery dosn't. Then i'm thinking: OK. no big deal. If the Computer was only ten bucks, then the battery shouldn't be that much, Right?
Then I google Search my Battery, and find this:
http://www.atbatt.com/laptop-batteri...te_T1960CS.asp
http://www.batterybase.com/laptops/toshiba/T1960CS.htm
http://www.price.com/computing/power...on/lbcts5.html
And last but not least:


http://www.atbatt.com/product.asp?c=...D=pd&src=froog

Yes, That's right. almost $100.00 to $300.00 price tags on these Mother***'s!!
Right now I just want the **** thing to work portably. But with a three hundred dollar price tag, i mine as well buy a brand new laptop!!

I doo some google searches and find this:


http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_3.htm

then that gave me an idea. So i pried my battery open, bought some rechargable batteries at wallmart, soldered everything together, and now i have a battery for my laptop that lasts an exess of 3 hours!

And all i had to do was spend $20.25 to fix it!

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wow thats pretty good idea

nice job
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Old 11-12-2005, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lol, nice thinking there. Does it run stable with those bodge batteries?
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Lol, nice thinking there. Does it run stable with those bodge batteries?
Electronics do in these cases, I have done the same thing before.

However alot of the stuff I use does not use standard cells as well...
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good job matey.
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Lol, nice thinking there. Does it run stable with those bodge batteries?
So far they do. I just hope these things don't start leaking any time soon.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nice ati i never knew you could do that
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