[rescue] Need somethings for an old Dell Laptop

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 14:27:31 CDT 2012

I recently bought a replacement battery for an old Inspiron laptop on eBay for
about $30 - it looks like you could do the same:


I am very happy with my battery - it was brand-new, not a 'refurb' or a

I'd encourage you to consider such an investment - if the laptop is otherwise
serviceable, it could make a lot of sense.

Backup battery? Do you mean the Time of Day/CMOS battery or a battery in the
media bay?

Do you need an optical drive?


On Jul 1, 2012, at 1:45 PM, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com>

> Bit of a longshot, but I got gifted with an old Dell Latitude C640
> laptop. It's not too old and slow so I'm setting it up with FreeBSD &
> olvwm. It's funny running Opera with the open look widgts.
> However the main battery & the backup battery are both are dead & it
> has only 256 mb ram out it's max of 1gb.
> Anyone have any batteries for this? I can probably buy a new one but
> since my budget is such that I'm bringing this up instead of buying a
> newer one, well, if I can find one so much the better ;)
> The ram is PC2100 DDR266 512MB SODIMM. The machine can take two of them.
> Thanks!
> William
> --
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> like no-one is watching.
>                Alex White
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