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Last minute laptop battery?

BimboGeek 14 July 2010 26

I’m due to go interstate tomorrow with my boyfriend and due to our work neither of us can really be away from a computer for more than a couple of hours. BUT – unfortunately my battery has choked and died.

If anyone has a battery for a HP Pavilion DV5 please let me know… otherwise does anyone know who stocks HP batteries in Canberra?


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astrojax astrojax 11:27 am 16 Jul 10

Postalgeek said :

Bimbogeek, please don’t use the word ‘heart’ as a substitute for ‘love’. Just..don’t.

must say, +1; but i fear, postalgeek [related to bimbo? ; )], this is a battle, like ‘impact’, we’re destined to lose. ;(

Postalgeek Postalgeek 2:39 pm 15 Jul 10

Bimbogeek, please don’t use the word ‘heart’ as a substitute for ‘love’. Just..don’t.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 2:06 pm 15 Jul 10

We actually have redundant mobile devices, I just really heart my notebook. I also quite quite heart its shiny new battery!!! 🙂

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 1:23 pm 15 Jul 10

Hmmm I could go on at length about the professionalism of someone in IT support who needs to be in places where lecktrickery is not available yet finds herself in a situation of having a laptop (required for work) that doesn’t have a working battery (primary or standby) for duties pertaining to her job.

Like I intimated above, the reason for the poster’s previous discourse on this site is possibly becoming increasingly visible.

canberran canberran 10:42 pm 14 Jul 10

Contact me at admin@bigbrandbargain.com to discuss if interested

BimboGeek BimboGeek 10:39 pm 14 Jul 10

You should just post your batteries so then we will all have your details.

No point trying to figure out who I am, nobody goes to me for battery sales! 😉

canberran canberran 9:54 pm 14 Jul 10

I can supply these Batteries in Canberra tomorrow morning, how does one get member contact details here?

BimboGeek BimboGeek 9:44 pm 14 Jul 10

Well I have a reputation for burning myself but I’m willing to give it a go. Can anyone lend me a soldering iron and some lantern batteries? I already have some sticky tape.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:32 pm 14 Jul 10

Get a couple of six volt lantern batteries, and solder some insulated wire so you have them wired in series, with a length of wire at each end. Then, cut some stick tape and stick the end wires to the terminals inside the laptop (with the battery removed).

It’s not elegant, but it works.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 9:18 pm 14 Jul 10

troll-sniffer said :

I doan unnerstanned whi is not possible for you to use power adapter trick. Put one end of power adapter into wall socket, other end into laptop. Switch laptop on. Laptop work without battery.

If concept too difficult for you, perhaps now have reason staring in face for your last psot on site, yes?

Because you are drunk, you have failed to take into account all the places I’m supposed to be that either don’t have walls or, astonishingly, power sockets!

That’s OK. Nobody is perfect.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 8:37 pm 14 Jul 10

I doan unnerstanned whi is not possible for you to use power adapter trick. Put one end of power adapter into wall socket, other end into laptop. Switch laptop on. Laptop work without battery.

If concept too difficult for you, perhaps now have reason staring in face for your last psot on site, yes?

thatsnotme thatsnotme 7:38 pm 14 Jul 10

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

aahhhhhhh Apple, Why would you use anything else ?

Ahh, the irony. I’ve owned a number of Apple devices…and in each instance Apple in their infinite wisdom have decided that replacing batteries is not a task that a mere mortal such as myself should be able to carry out.

So, you can walk into an Apple store and buy a replacement battery – for a small number of things.

(I know, I know…that small number of things may well have included what BG was after and she wouldn’t have been in this mess…but I’m still outraged!)

😉

Grrrr Grrrr 7:25 pm 14 Jul 10

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

aahhhhhhh Apple, Why would you use anything else ?

.. because they don’t make netbooks, perhaps? Or because emulating Windows isn’t as good as the real thing? Or because they’re fast becoming the evil they’re trying to replace?

(Yes, I own multiple items of Apple hardware.)

BimboGeek BimboGeek 5:39 pm 14 Jul 10

Coffee?

candy???

Boyfriend, I know you’re reading this thread! We have a morning tea date. 😉

Thanks for all your ideas everyone! All the places you named can order anything but don’t carry any laptop batteries unless you’re lucky enough to want something that someone else has ordered and then cancelled after it already arrived.

astrojax astrojax 3:02 pm 14 Jul 10

if you’re going to granville, bg, pop in to el sweetie (south side of the railway stn, on the main street running north south, on your left) and have some coffee and platter of the finest lebanese sweets – baclava, etc – this side of the middle east! don’t pass up an opportunity, and then grab a kilo take away pack you choose piece by piece yourself. yum.

Devil_n_Disquiz Devil_n_Disquiz 2:55 pm 14 Jul 10

aahhhhhhh Apple, Why would you use anything else ?

BimboGeek BimboGeek 2:50 pm 14 Jul 10

Yes Harris have them in stock! In Victoria. I’m literally angry with rage.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 2:46 pm 14 Jul 10

Battery World claim not to have any lappy batteries in stock in Canberra. In fact, even the HP repairer don’t have any in Canberra and the supplier’s nearest depot is in Sydney.

As it happens we’re passing very near to a supplier in Granville that has a beautiful 12 hour battery – I just hope we can be forgiven for any delays in our work!

In response to #8 … yes, I do need to be prepared. I might give Harris a try just to see if they can supply me with a redundant battery! I’ve tried everyone else.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 2:14 pm 14 Jul 10

Boy scout motto here…

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 1:39 pm 14 Jul 10

Battery World advertise that they have batteries for everything “in stock”. If they can’t provide the goods, I suggest submitting a false advertising complaint.

With most laptops the power supply interfaces directly with the motherboard, charging the battery after this connection. So if you don’t mind plugging it into a wall to use, you should be fine.

Also, is it the battery that has died, 100% guaranteed?

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