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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2010
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I ordered a 9-cell replacement battery for my Lenovo T61 laptop and they sent me a battery that was not even close to being compatible. Think round peg in square hole.

On the packing slip, they showed a phone number of "(000)-0000000", a Brooklyn mailing address and their brainydeal at gmail e-mail address.

When I contacted them, their immediate response was to recommend returning the battery for a refund, suggesting that they do not have the ability to fulfill an order for a T61 replacement battery.

I recommend avoiding Imagestore/BrainyDeal.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2011
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This worked perfectly when my Lenovo ThinkPad R61's battery died. It's not flat, it curves up in the back. This isn't a problem at all for me, though. It came in excellent packaging, safe and sound. Also, it came nearly completely charged-a bonus I hadn't counted on. At 94% charge, my computer says it will last four and a half hours at the moment. Make sure you check the small grey code (FRU P/N) on your original battery and compare it with the given list.

I can't say much about the shipping, as I paid extra to get it in two days. I ordered at night, and it shipped out the next day, though. Again, I was doubly impressed with the packaging. Ordering from an unknown seller had me expecting a battery shoved inside an envelope. This was worth the price, no doubt in my mind.

And..the memory card it came with is nice too! Reads MS/MS PRO/MS Duo/MS PRO Duo it says. Has four separate slots, no adapters needed. I've tried my SD, Micro SD, and MS Duo. All work great.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2011
I bought a 43R2499 battery from BrainyDeal last year. First, I had difficulties connecting the battery to my IBM T61 (14"- widescreen), although BrainyDeal advertises it as compatible. I think the battery slot on T61-14W and this battery are not compatible. After finally managing to connect the battery, I noticed that the connection was loose.

What bothered me most was, that the battery died completely after using it in less than 1 year: It cannot be charged, at all. I have difficulties understanding how a battery can die in such a short time.

Although, the price is very attractive, it is a total waste of money, because you have to buy another battery within 1 year anyways. Hence you might be better off by buying a genuine Lenovo battery, which I had to do, too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2011
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I have a Thinkpad R61 (battery model 42T4531) and after only 2 years, the battery completely died on me. While I wouldn't recommend an IBM Lenovo Thinkpad to my worst enemy, if you already have the laptop this replacement battery is an excellent purchase. The 9cell replacement arrived fully charged and exactly as pictured, along with the free USB card reader, and fit my laptop perfectly. While I only had 2.5 hours of battery life before, now I have close to 5 hours which I'm hoping will remain the case after 6-12 mo. I'll check in if anything changes but right now, I'm very pleased with my purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2012
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I purchased this battery about two months ago for my Lenovo Thinkpad T400. The original battery lasted for two years until it could only hold half an hour worth of juice. I searched through the internet for a replacement battery but the ones sold by Lenovo were very highly priced. I thought I should give a shot with this one as the price was very cheap and the reviews were not too bad. But after about two months of use, I am very satisfied with it. Physically this battery is slightly larger than the original 9-cell battery. The battery is slightly bent upwards which gives me a good grip to the laptop while carrying it around. This T400 machine is already slightly heavy to lug around compared to the new sleeker ones, so addition of a few more ounces hardly matters. The most important thing is battery life. During normal usage with wifi on and in balanced power scheme, it gives me backup for about 4 1/2 hours. With screen brightness down to less than 50%, I sometimes get backup for more than 5 hours. I am not sure if the battery will hold this capacity for long, but with the price I paid for it, I am very satisfied with its performance. Highly recommended to all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2012
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I purchased this battery as a replacement for my Lenovo T61 extended life battery. After 3 years of use, it lasted approximately 15 minutes if fully charged. This battery lasts approximately 4 hours from a full charge, and seems to act perfectly as a direct replacement in my T61.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2011
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I bought this product to replace a failing battery for my T400. It is a great replacement item. A little larger and heavier that the original, but barely noticeable. I now get up to 4 Hrs of battery life. Worth every penny!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2011
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Before buying this battery from BrainyDeal at Amazon, I was pretty confused with ASM and FRU numbers, My Laptop is Lenova thinkpad t61 Laptop product id: 7659W1B TYPE: 7659-CTO S/N L3-BX530 08/04
and the Number on battery 11S42T5263 Z1ZFCH8BLB40 ASM P/N 42T5263, FRU P/N 42T4677
I bought the battery which is compatable to 42T5263, It perfectly fit my laptop, the package came from Brainydeal is perfect and received in 3 days (ordered on 29/09/2011 and received on 1/10/2011). I charged fully and now it is showing 5 hrs of usage time.

Hope this review will help. Thank you
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2010
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I have a Lenovo T61 and ordered the 9 cell battery and am very happy with it's fit and performance. As suggested I made sure that the numbers on my current battery matched with the numbers on Amazon. One thing that did concern me was the numbers they tell you to match aren't show exactly the same on the OEM battery... for example the match they show is 42T5263, whereas on my battery that number is there but buried in a longer number... 11S42T5263Z1ZDEJ75GM0Z.... I assumed that as long as the 42T5263 was there I would be good to go. My assumption was correct. I am very happy with this product and the supplier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2012
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First order from them came D.O.A. The symptoms fit their dead battery FAQ to the T, so getting a return authorization was easy.

Returned the product to NYC on my dime, but the replacement came back soon enough and is fully functional.

The included card reader is an odd, but appreciated accessory.
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