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Cole Train
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I purchased on eBay a battery that is devective. Upon installation, the battery menu says "No batteries installed". Currently I am using my dead battery (it holds a charge for about 3 minutes). Any suggestions on how to make the battery work? (The eBay seller is being an absolute jerk and not standing behind his warranty - ask and I'll share his user name.)
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I purchased on eBay a battery that is devective. Upon installation, the battery menu says "No batteries installed". Currently I am using my dead battery (it holds a charge for about 3 minutes). Any suggestions on how to make the battery work? (The eBay seller is being an absolute jerk and not standing behind his warranty - ask and I'll share his user name.)
I have heard that you can sometimes zap a battery with house voltage and it will get them working again, just momentary contact. I have done this to a battery pack for a Newton OMP and it worked, at least for a while untii I found another pack. Not many (not even me) recommend this as batteries could explode!

Post his name anyways, it would give us an idea of who to avoid!

Larry Zasitko
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The users eBay ID is bobsbid1. I emailed him within hours after discovering the battery wasn't working. We agreed that I should send the battery back but if he discovered the battery was in working condition, he would bill me for shipping a new battery to me. I then asked for his shipping address and he never responded. I asked twice more and still got no response. In the meantime, I had to send my iBook to Apple for repair. When I got it back, I emailed him again and he told me that the warranty had expired. He has since given me the run around and again is not responding to my emails.

Definitely a user to avoid!
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