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Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:43:45 pm »
Hi,

the end of last year I was able to buy an old (and famous) Thinkpad 701c with the Butterfly keyboard - a really great piece of hardware!

It was not working, but after some work (deassembling and so on,changing CMOS Battery etc.) I was able to get it to run again  :)

I installed OS/2 Warp 3 connect with Win-OS2 on it and it works like a charm!

But since then I am looking worldwide for the Akku/Battery that was not included. There are some stores around Europe and in the US wich offer it on ther webshops - but if you ask them or try to get one - allways the same answer - out of stock.

So is there someone around having such a thing, even if it is not working anymore or does know someone or someplace where to buy it? Even if the Akku does not charge anymore - that would not matter, because the electronic inside is very important an I do know how to replace the cells.

Thank you in Advance!

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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 05:10:37 pm »
I don't know where you could get a battery, but you might find http://www.conradshome.com/thinkpad/701/battery/ to be interesting.

It may be a good idea to post the battery part number. It may be used in other machines.

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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 01:20:20 am »
Hi Sigurd

Is this battery not correct? http://www.akku-mann.com/ibm-thinkpad-701-701c-701c-701cx-intelligent-laptop-akku-p-363.html?language=en

I seem to have got a few hits using this google search  Akku Battery for Thinkpad 701c


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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 10:03:40 am »
Thanks for the hints,

this battery type only works in the 701c (or cs), unfortunately. It is true that there are so many hints at google, but as I stated before:

- most of them do not have it anymore in stock (but do not mention this on their homepage)
- most are way to expensive
- some refuse to work with paypal (mostly those having no impressum....)

So I thought may be someone does have this or does definitly know who this mght deliver.

Thanks again!!

Attached two pictures, one totally disassembled (for CMOS Battery replacement) , one working with Warp 3 Connect with WinOS2
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 10:06:06 am by Sigurd Fastenrath »

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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 11:03:44 am »
Hi,

Have you tried a Google search using the battery p/n 25H4862 ?

Jan

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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 11:24:07 am »
So is there someone around having such a thing, even if it is not working anymore or does know someone or someplace where to buy it? Even if the Akku does not charge anymore - that would not matter, because the electronic inside is very important an I do know how to replace the cells.
Hi, Sigurd, can you explain us in detail how do you maintenance your notebooks (periodic revision, complete disassemble, cleaning, times, materials and so on) and how to replace cells? Since i'have an old IBM Thinkpad T23 I care so much, gift that I had when I graduated. I do not have a lot of skill to do myself (i only clean it superficially using a a damp cloth), but I have friends and students very good at doing these things, I always ask them.
If I learn how to do it myself shall become definitely less boring for my friends and ask them only work at certain levels.
Thanks!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 11:33:36 am by Barbara »
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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 03:06:39 pm »
So is there someone around having such a thing, even if it is not working anymore or does know someone or someplace where to buy it? Even if the Akku does not charge anymore - that would not matter, because the electronic inside is very important an I do know how to replace the cells.
Hi, Sigurd, can you explain us in detail how do you maintenance your notebooks (periodic revision, complete disassemble, cleaning, times, materials and so on) and how to replace cells? Since i'have an old IBM Thinkpad T23 I care so much, gift that I had when I graduated. I do not have a lot of skill to do myself (i only clean it superficially using a a damp cloth), but I have friends and students very good at doing these things, I always ask them.
If I learn how to do it myself shall become definitely less boring for my friends and ask them only work at certain levels.
Thanks!

Hi,

I do it like I do it with OS/2 - learning by doing as I do not know much about electronics. But as time goes by the more I try the more good results show up.

First
 of all I am looking for original IBM fact sheet and instructions, you will find a lot for your model - and more information - here:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

Your model is here:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T23

and the documents need to take it apart are following the site down to here:

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/62p9631.pdf


Second

I take part at a community/forum, where people with more skills and experience are, for me it is this german one:

http://thinkpad-forum.de/content/

where one can find my fourth (after IBM 701c, IBM Transote and IBM X41) projekt, the Thinkpad 365ED, here (only to this forum registered people can see the pictures there though):

http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/178960-Viele-Bilder-Fragen-zum-Thinkpad-365ED

For you it seems to be better to get involved here:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/


Third:

Take a screwdriver and start  ;)

I usually document each step of disassembling with my Handy Camera, especially for cable connectors etc, so while reassembling I can follow my own pictures  :D


« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 03:09:08 pm by Sigurd Fastenrath »

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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 03:45:19 pm »
Excellent advice Sigurd.

I would add that using a container with several compartments in it (we use ones intended to make ice cubes) is the best way to keep track of all the small screws and other small components that you remove.

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Re: Searching for a Battery for Thinkpad 701c Butterfly
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 08:30:03 am »
Thanks for all Sigurd, very interesting!
The idea of ​​the camera is excellent!
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