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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:49 am 
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Need to source a replacement CF-73 battery, the one in the laptop just now holds its charge for about 15 mins max before giving up. I *think* its part #CF-VZSU26. I also note there is a CF-VZSU26U mentioned - what does the 'U' denote, anyone?

Had a look online in the usual places such as eBay but the availability of these batteries appears to be very poor. Any suggestions where to source an inexpensive one?

Thanks. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:30 am 
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Keep scouring Feebay! You will find one. Buy it from reputable seller NOT in China!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:07 am 
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I can't even find any dodgy Chinese ones....lol!!

There are a couple of used ones but I'm reluctant to take a chance on something that might work for a few weeks and then pack in. Have found a couple in stock on a few fairly obscure laptop supplies websites but the prices are ridiculous and they aren't even listed as genuine Panasonic ones.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:40 am 
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I am not sure, but do these have the smart chip in them? If not have you considered a rebuild.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:59 am 
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Here is one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genunine-Panasonic-Toughbook-CF-73-Battery-CF-VZSU26-3-8Ah-/261574249960?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item3ce70a4de8 One buyer bought 3 of them and left this feedback (Very good ebayer! Will buy here again) so they must be good.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:14 pm 
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Cheers guys!!

I've heard about the rebuild thing, not sure whats involved though.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:58 pm 
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I doubt that you can rebuild it.....I tried a older M34 and it would not work.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:26 am 
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Managed to find an eBay seller selling 2x batteries for £37 inc delivery. I contacted him and asked about how long the battery life was considering they are used. He is a business seller and was selling a job lot of these batteries, he'd sold about a dozen already and said they were tested and in excellent condition. Buyers of the batteries have left positive feedback for him which would seem to support this so I'm hoping at £37 for two batteries I've managed to grab a bargain. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:44 am 
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That was a very good buy. I have had very good luck with all my batteries I have got on ebay 29's and 30's

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