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23:59: resonating like a scream no-one can hear
My writing computer appears to have died, at the level of the backup/CMOS battery; it has served me well for many years since redbird first kindly donated it, including lasting through what I thought was dying once already, but unless I can find somewhere that does such batteries for late-1990s IBM ThinkPads, it may be irrecoverable.

Fortunately, I have a laptop daharyn kindly donated on which I have been able to keep going with minimal loss of data. (Though it is most annoying to have left the notebook I use for general writing ideas, and was going to use for a consistency confirm on that last set of edits, in work.)

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From:mrissa
Date:September 23 2012 11:11 (UTC)
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Oh ick ack. I am sorry.
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From:redbird
Date:September 23 2012 12:32 (UTC)
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*hug* I'm sorry.
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From:carbonel
Date:September 23 2012 15:53 (UTC)
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Bleah. Is it worth trying someplace like Batteries Plus that specializes in obscure batteries?

I've also had luck in a couple of (unrelated) instances by finding the required part number and searching on it. But that's probably an obvious gambit.
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From:canyonwalker
Date:September 24 2012 01:07 (UTC)
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There's a store near me called Weird Stuff Warehouse, www.weirdstuff.com, that's an old-school Silicon Valley institution. It's all used electronics. I went browsing through there last weekend for the first time in many years and saw lots of 90s era computer equipment, even some items I recognized from shopping for them new in the late 80s. It'd be worth calling them to see if they have a battery or a donor laptop.

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From:hobbitblue
Date:September 24 2012 21:21 (UTC)
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Well grr, poor dead puter, hopefully one of the suggestions in commeents has the battery you need
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