[rescue] Seeking thinkpad 240C..

Ethan O'Toole ethan at 757tech.net
Mon Jan 3 21:18:06 CST 2005

> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>> IF anyone has one you would be interested in getting rid of... It's an
>> older small Thinkpad that is 300mhz Celron. I always liked them, and now
>> that they are older I figure I should hunt one down. The 240X is the
>> more
>> modern one.
> I have one, though I'm holding onto it for now.  It's not a bad laptop for
> what it is.
> The battery in mine has given out almost completely though...it's maybe
> good for 10 minutes, if I don't strain it.  I would think that most of the
> ones out there would be similarly worn down.  If you find any batteries in
> good shape, I'd love to hear about it.
> -Janet

Yea, where I used to work (Govt) they had bought a few librettos and found
them impossible to type on. Their very expensive Dell 7000s were giving
people shoulder aches. So they bought in stacks of the Thinkpad 240C's. I
thought they were neat, so recently I've started peeking at them.

There are *TONS* of accessories on eBay, but alot of the machines are
questionable. It makes me wonder when people say "MACHINE IN UNTESTED
CONDITION, NO WARRANTIES" ... that could mean, found them in the dumpster,
I know they don't work, let me score some free money.

I see alot of batteries, drives and other parts on feeBay, but the problem
is... did the batteries come from a dumpster. Are they already dead.

Ones with warranties cost $80+ it seems. Yikes.

I guess one could try to dissassemble a battery pack and replace the

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