A friend dumped a #Thinkpad X201 Tablet on my lap a month ago saying "it's broken. It's yours". The wireless card wasn't attached properly, and it needed a cleaning and some new thermal paste, but other than that, the only thing broken on it was windows. It's a beautiful machine.
But to make it a possible daily driver I need a new Battery. Its battery can hold a charge for 20 minutes. Any advice from Thinkpad users about getting new batteries?
@eladhen I believe Anker was selling rebuilt batteries a while back, although the tablet might use a different battery from the standard models.
There might also be some facilities specializing in battery re-celling that would be willing to rebuild that, although many won't do Li-ion packs. (However, with most power tool batteries being Li-ion now, some will do it AFAIK...)
@eladhen Sadly that's pretty hard to get, aftermarket batteries usually have to use the cheapest cells they can because otherwise it wouldn't be profitable to sell them on the tiny markets. I have a regular laptop thinkpad and I made peace with going through 1 or 2 batteries in a year
@eladhen Hmm. Lenovo officially discontinued that battery (The "ThinkPad Battery 12" series: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/migr-71681 ) back in 2014. They sometimes still have old batteries in the web store, but I don't see the 12 at all. Honestly, you might just want to look for a compatible battery on ebay (maybe search by CRU# 4cell: 43R9256 or 8cell: 43R9257 ).
In most countries a fair part of the cost of a battery is access to approved couriers/logistics, quite understandably no one anywhere in the World wants dodgy ones being transported in aircraft etc.
The rules about sending them anywhere (even within your own country) are quite strict nowadays.
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