From: Michael Geary (Mike_at_Geary.com)
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 03:46:14 EST
> From: David Goldman
> I've got a Thinkpad 380z whose battery no longer holds
> any charge. When plugged into the AC adapter but turned
> off, the battery light blinks yellow but the battery is
> never charged enough to even boot the system when not
> plugged in.
> I assume the battery is dead (it's the original battery
> from when I purchased the laptop new about 3 years ago)
> and that the problem isn't with the laptop itself.
> Does anybody have a good source for a replacement battery?
> Any idea on price? I'm located in the USA if that matters.
When in doubt, eBay. Search for "thinkpad 380 battery" (without the quotes).
There are several vendors with very high feedback ratings selling new sealed
IBM batteries at a "buy it now" price of $70-75, or maybe a few bucks less
if you bid in the auction.
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