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Where to buy cmos battery for IBM T22?

Post by arw » Thu, 13 Jan 2011 8:13 pm

I have just arrived in Singapore and the internal battery of my IBM T22 has failed. Does anyone know where to purchase a replacement?
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Post by Splatted » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 2:54 pm

if the battery serial code is CR2032, most pharmacies will sell these

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Post by arw » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 2:56 pm

Thank you, for the info. Unfortunately it is a CR2032 in heatshrink with a cable connector.
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Post by Splatted » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 3:00 pm

I'm not sure I follow - so you can't replace the battery alone?

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Post by arw » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 3:07 pm

Doesn't look like it. Came as a sealed unit from IBM last time. I have contacted the service centre here, just waiting for a reply. In the UK I could have solved this easily. Just arrived in Singapore and getting to know my way around.
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Post by ecureilx » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 6:40 pm

arw wrote:Doesn't look like it. Came as a sealed unit from IBM last time. I have contacted the service centre here, just waiting for a reply. In the UK I could have solved this easily. Just arrived in Singapore and getting to know my way around.
I know the type you are talking of - head to Sim Lim, and from 3rd floor - browse and you will never go wrong -

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Post by arw » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 6:44 pm

Thank you, for the reply. I have also found that pchub.com have them, they have a retailer at Sim Lim.
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Post by durain » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 9:25 pm

wow... T22 is so old skool!

if you are not having any luck in singapore, your best bet would be ebay. getting it directly from lenovo singapore would cost a bomb!

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Post by arw » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 9:32 pm

T22 is about 10 years old. Still works and runs MSOffice 2003, which is all I really need. A bit slow but you get used to it.
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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 1:06 am

durain wrote:wow... T22 is so old skool!

if you are not having any luck in singapore, your best bet would be ebay. getting it directly from lenovo singapore would cost a bomb!
It is EOL at IBM/Lenovo, it is not expensive - just the shipping + indenting = wait for 2 weeks .. :D :D

Better off at Sim Lim ...

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Post by arw » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 1:46 pm

I would like to thank everyone for their help. I got the battery at Unicell in Sim Lim Square.

IBM/Lenovo replied by saying take it to a service centre. Stock answer I suspect.
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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 1:54 pm

arw wrote:IBM/Lenovo replied by saying take it to a service centre. Stock answer I suspect.
Lately I wonder if that is not even a human being answering :D Maybe a robot ... :D

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