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 Post subject: Z60m Battery
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:43 pm 
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I'm getting a error, "A battery error occured. The batery cannot be charged. Replace the battery" on my Thinkpad Z60m from the power manager software. Also the little battery light is amber and flashing. Can I just use the laptop without the battery installed?. I'm just wondering this because I hardly ever use battery power but have always just left the battery installed in the laptop. Is this a mistake?. I just thought it might not be a good idea to keep it out of the laptop because of concerns about dust getting up inside the little compartment. Anyway, now that I need a new battery is there anywhere you know of that I can get a discount on one instead of having to pay full price for something I really don't even use?


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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:31 pm 
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You should be able to run with no battery. I just took the battery out of my R60 and it's running fine. If I recall correctly, you haven't had that system that long (warranty maybe?) and your battery should have lasted longer. If you get a new battery, I suggest running on the battery at least once a month until the battery dies. That should extend the life of the battery considerably.

Quick searches for batteries:

Newegg.com:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834995062

Pricegrabber.com:
http://computers.pricegrabber.com/lapto ... ch=40Y6795


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 Post subject: what about dust a debris?
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:21 pm 
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Won't it get in the connections?. I know to be careful about it, just seems strange to me to have it "open" like it is without the battery in it. The laptop is a few years old so it is out of warrenty. Thanks for the links. Appreciate the help. I'm still fairly new to laptops.


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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:18 pm 
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If you treat the laptop like a computer you shouldn't have any problems with dust or anything. You can always just blow it out every so often.


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:59 am 
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I think I might get a new 9 cell battery and use the laptop more when I go traveling. I have some places I have to go this spring. For some reason when I first got the laptop I didn't want to take it anywere, as it was a prized possesion..Now that I consider it an older machine I will have less worries taking it out more, hahaha!. Is it just me?


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:25 pm 
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Be careful with the 9 cell batteries, they stick out the back of the laptop. I personally would go with the 6 cell which won't stick out.

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Now that I consider it an older machine I will have less worries taking it out more, hahaha!. Is it just me?


I think it's just you. <g> I've never had any trouble grabbing the laptop and taking it with me.

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