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Archive for January 27th, 2008

Paging the LJ Hivemind

Got a question for those more technologically inclined than I: 

Last year, I acquired an older laptop.  It works fine, but the battery holds a max of about 20 minutes’ worth of charge.  I’m guessing this is due to the age of the battery, and perhaps a few years of disuse.

What I’m wondering is whether it’s worth my while to get a replacement battery.  Sony no longer makes it, but I have found some vendors online that have it in stock.  But if age and disuse are the problem, will I have the same issue with a replacement?  After all, even if it’s brand new, it’s been sitting on a shelf for years.

So is finding a battery for an older laptop a lost cause?  Or is there hope?

(This isn’t that big a deal, really.  It’s not like I write in coffee shops.  I would just like the option to do so, should the need arise.)

Thanking you in advance . . .

ETA–Thanks, all, for the good advice.  Looks like I’m getting a new battery.  Maybe even two.