Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook ?

The battery on my laptop will not come out. The release tab is stuck and no matter what I try it will not budge. Any suggestions?


Answers :

The T40 series laptops have a lock battery slide switch as well as a battery release slide switch. On the bottom of the laptop the battery lock switch has symbols - a locked padlock and an unlocked padlock.
\015\012Slide the switch to the unlock position and then slide the release tab/switch to release the battery.
Run the computer on battery until the battery is dead. Spray the battery bay and release tab with a _LIGHT_ coat of WD-40 and try again. A small screwdriver may help to pry the release out of the way. Too much pressure can break the release. If the battery is working well, you could just live with it in place until replacement time.
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