Panasonic CF-M32 Battery?

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I have a CF-M32 notebook that is in need of a new battery -- does
anyone know of a source for an actual replacement battery? All I've
found is a refill service. But if I do have to replace the existing
cells, has anyone opened one of these battery packs? I've opened the
Libretto packs before, but this Panasonic looks like it may be glued or
ultrasonically welded as opposed to just the little plastic
"hooks/tabs." Thanks for any info.
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    "Larry" <LLppwhite@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:1123936376.681858.197250@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >I have a CF-M32 notebook that is in need of a new battery -- does
    > anyone know of a source for an actual replacement battery? All I've
    > found is a refill service. But if I do have to replace the existing
    > cells, has anyone opened one of these battery packs? I've opened the
    > Libretto packs before, but this Panasonic looks like it may be glued or
    > ultrasonically welded as opposed to just the little plastic
    > "hooks/tabs." Thanks for any info.
    >


    The Panasonic parts store should be
    your first stop -- just follow the
    links from Panasonic's support web
    site.


    dk
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    I had a Panasonic laptop a while back. The battery got weak. I cut it open
    and it was filled with readily available panasonic NiMH cells. As such, I
    wouldn't be afraid of a refill repair if they do a competent job and use
    decent quality cells.

    IIRC, the Panasonic replacement battery for my machine listed for over $200
    at the only place I could find one.


    "Dan Koren" <dankoren@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > "Larry" <LLppwhite@aol.com> wrote in message
    > news:1123936376.681858.197250@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > >I have a CF-M32 notebook that is in need of a new battery -- does
    > > anyone know of a source for an actual replacement battery? All I've
    > > found is a refill service. But if I do have to replace the existing
    > > cells, has anyone opened one of these battery packs? I've opened the
    > > Libretto packs before, but this Panasonic looks like it may be glued or
    > > ultrasonically welded as opposed to just the little plastic
    > > "hooks/tabs." Thanks for any info.
    > >
    >
    >
    > The Panasonic parts store should be
    > your first stop -- just follow the
    > links from Panasonic's support web
    > site.
    >
    >
    >
    > dk
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    > The Panasonic parts store should be your first stop -- just follow the
    links from Panasonic's support web site. <

    Thanks for the replies. Panasonic lists no batteries for this model,
    nor do aftermarket battery sellers. Only "refill shops."

    > I cut it open and it was filled with readily available panasonic NiMH cells. ... <

    How did you cut it open? Something like a box cutter or such? I'm
    hoping to "finesse" it open. Opening is the trick -- I've worked with
    these before. :-)
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