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Old 12-18-2008, 11:07 PM
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Default Beware of old stock gigabeat batteries

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Originally Posted by lock_one_in View Post
Hey guys,

Anyone use these batteries for replacement? Pros, cons? One is the same size 700mAh and the other two are 1000mAh. One of the 1000's is 39.00 and the other is only 11.99.....sounds too good to be true for 11.99.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Toshiba-Gigabeat...2em118Q2el1247

http://www.batteryupgrade.com/produc...uctId=93421077

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fit-MP3-Toshiba-...2em118Q2el1247
I bought one that looks just like the one in your third link, on ebay, but from a different seller. It was sealed in the package but lasts only two hours in the gigabeat. These lithium ion batteries last only 2-3 years, used or not. I expect that other sellers also have old stock with warn out shelf life. If anyone knows where to get a fresh, newly-manufactured gigabeat S battery, I would very much like to know about it.
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