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I heard some guy talking about laptop batteries that can be inserted into the cd-rom slot of a laptop. I assume that you would have to remove the optical drive and stick the battery into it's slot. Has anybody heard of a battery like this? what do they call them? googling for "cdrom battery" didn't give any good results.
i've got a vaio, i don't think it was designed with multi-bays. i have seen a few dells, etc. that have cd-drives, hard drives, etc. that can just be popped out on the fly. i never really thought much of it though. i've never really seen it advertised either which is strange because it seems like a really nice feature. i mean, replacing a device like the cdrom with a battery not only adds battery life, it removes the drain of the device. its like you win and then win again.
Last edited by twelvenine; 11-18-2008 at 11:14 PM.
Distribution: Xubuntu 9.10, Gentoo 2.6.27 (AMD64), Darwin 9.0.0 (arm)
My old G3 powerbook did this. you could have a cd-rom, floppy or 2nd battery in the right slot but only a battery in the left one. the laptop has to be designed for this it's not something you can make work for any laptop. it was nice and I could get almost 10 hours with both batteries installed.