I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z470, and the battery is pretty shot. I've been unable to find a replacement battery for this model through Lenovo's own site. I also can't seem to find an exact match for the one I have through third party selling.
Current battery: labeled Li-ion 20, model # L09S6Y02.
Closest match I found online, which claims that it's compatible with my laptop (but I could find no actual evidence): Li-ion 00, model #L08S6Y02.
Put my mind at ease, Mefites: is this new battery compatible with my laptop? (And if I should return it, where should I get a battery, because searching Amazon for this kind of thing has been annoying.)
posted by TwoStride
on Apr 12, 2014 -
Right now I'm at the airport, waiting to fly into DC, and just realized I forgot my charger. I'll see what I can pick up at my layover, but I would like to a) not fry my laptop and b) continue to use my laptop. I would like to buy the charger after checking into my hotel. I will not have a car.
1) The X220 is the small Lenovo Thinkpad (not touchscreen.)
2) Staying in Dupont Circle
3) No car
posted by chesty_a_arthur
on Feb 19, 2014 -
Is it even possible to replace the component that will allow my battery to be recognized again? [more inside]
posted by lizarrd
on Jun 17, 2013 -
Interested in a Netbook or lower power laptop that runs cool (doesn't require external cooling like this
) and has long (6-8 hour) battery life. Would like to run Windows 7 so Chromebook is not a good candidate for me. And of course want to come in around $200. I know there a lot of candidates here but would really appreciate user's real life experience. Thanks.
posted by gilast
on Apr 23, 2013 -
Laptop battery filter: My Lenovo SL510 wasn't charging my battery, and I foolishly assumed it was the battery's problem and bought a new one. But the new one wouldn't charge either. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by ubiquity
on Jun 14, 2012 -
Is my laptop's battery life normal for it's age? It's used and I know next to nothing to laptops. More inside. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil
on Oct 6, 2011 -
I am really wary about buying a laptop with a non-user-replaceable battery. Opinions on this? How painful/possible is it to get such batteries replaced when they fail? [more inside]
posted by madmethods
on Oct 6, 2011 -
Follow up to previous question....4yo Dell Inspiron laptop suddenly giving me the old "Plugged in but not charging" routine. Froze the battery for a day but no luck. So I bought a nice new one from Amazon that charged right up and worked for a week. No this one is giving me the same message. Any ideas? Or a place to turn to troubleshoot things? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by mikedelic
on Jul 15, 2011 -
How do I buy a non-Apple battery for my 2008-era Macbook Pro and ensure it's the right one? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Is this laptop battery a ripoff, and how can I be sure? I bought a third party battery for my Macbook. It looks like the original 45Wh battery, but Coconut Battery (and the appropriate ioreg command) report the 'design capacity' as lower than it should be. [more inside]
posted by beniamino
on Apr 27, 2011 -
The replacement laptop battery I just received is listed as 14.8v while the one I use is listed as 11.1v. Both are 5200mah. Can I use this new battery without harming my laptop? [more inside]
posted by Runcible Spoon
on Apr 10, 2010 -
How can I get a really really big rechargable "laptop battery"? Thinking 12-24 hours worth of charge on a laptop that can drain a high-cap battery in 1 - 1.5 hours. [more inside]
posted by weasel
on Feb 12, 2010 -
Aging MacBook Pro not recognizing its battery. Not under warranty. Is resetting the PMU my next step? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson
on Aug 6, 2009 -
My HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop works fine...except for one little battery related thing. [more inside]
posted by Neonshock
on Apr 11, 2009 -
I'm about to purchase an aftermarket Li-ion laptop battery on eBay. However, I'm quite confused about the differences in specs for mAh and number of battery cells. Which is more important and how are they related? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Feb 16, 2009 -
Battery For Aging Laptop: OEM or 3rd Party?
I need a new battery for my four year old Mac powerbook (old one discharges within 60 mins). Like the original, it lost its endurance after 2 years and currently discharges after 60 mins of use.
There are few OEM batteries still around for this thing (though I did find one on eBay). But it occurs to me that while no Apple battery could possibly be fresh at this point, the 3rd party replacement ones MIGHT be more recently made. Though I'd usually hesitate to go with a 3rd party manufacturer on something like this.
FWIW, it's a Powerbook G4 15", and battery is A1045/A1078/A1148
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Feb 9, 2009 -
How do I find out which battery is compatible with my laptop?
(Toshiba Satellite L300-1A8) [more inside]
posted by bostonhill
on Jan 12, 2009 -
Are there ever any other reputable vendors for laptop batteries other than the laptop manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Dec 21, 2008 -
My computer is flaking out on me (perhaps due to my NVIDIA driver?). I can't get it to a tech support place until Thanksgiving! Help! [more inside]
posted by karyotypical
on Oct 11, 2008 -
I need to buy a new battery for my Dell Inspiron 6000, and I've found two options: A
. Obviously A is more expensive, but it has a higher mAH. I by default prefer the longest battery life possible, but I also don't know jack about laptop batteries. Searching the google has given me only whiffs and bits of information. Tell me hive, is 8000mAH better than 6600mAH enough to warrant $20 more? What can I expect from each, very roughly, in terms of hours of continuous use between charges?
Also, feel free to inform me that A and/or B are terrible sites I should not buy from.
posted by ictow
on Jul 28, 2008 -
My laptop gives a "system timer error" and so I probably need some guidance in replacing my laptop's CMOS battery [more inside]
posted by daksya
on Jun 3, 2008 -
My new off-brand laptop battery (Dell Latitude X1) suddenly stopped working after about three weeks of use. The BIOS says "The system could not communicate with this battery," and Windows says "No battery detected." Is there anything I can do besides shell out for an OEM battery? Is there any way to reset the internal electronics in the battery itself? [more inside]
posted by stopgap
on Apr 7, 2008 -
My laptop tells me that my battery is Critical, then it lasts for a further half hour! What is going on? [more inside]
posted by cholly
on Jun 7, 2007 -
The tip (inside stem) of my power adapter broke off in my wife's computer (White iBook G4). Thus, its unable to recharge. How do I get it out? What are these parts called so I can look it up at an appropriate place? [more inside]
posted by GPF
on Apr 24, 2007 -
The battery in my IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z60t went out of warranty 4/29/07. When I woke up today, the machine says "Irreparable damage to the battery has been detected. Replace the battery with a new one." Is it really damaged? Could it be a broken sensor? Some kind of software glitch? Is this typical? Is there a better alternative to the $159 replacement
posted by fourstar
on Apr 1, 2007 -
Help me understand/explain anomalous laptop power adapter and/or battery behaviour. Why would it be dead, then fine? Why would the system crash when it should hibernate? [more inside]
posted by tiamat
on Oct 27, 2006 -
My laptop isn't getting along with it's power supply. I thought it was the power supply, but apparently not. Help please! [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack
on Oct 17, 2006 -
Probablynotfilter: Is there a way I can keep usb on during standby mode on my laptop, so I can charge my mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Sep 27, 2006 -