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permalink ffs i'm not THAT unco (already changed the cpu)
i dropped it.. battery was half out i pushed it in.. 6 months later i notice i can't get it out for next upgrade
brute force isn't my thing.. if i drain the battery completely i'm guessing there will be still some charge so i can't take a screwdriver to it
permalink try dropping it again.
permalink I was going to suggest this too :)
I'm not familiar with the T430 at all but I'm assuming there's a sliding lock that normally holds the battery in that you've checked. I'd be surprised if you managed to deform the case enough to jam the battery in while not enshagging the rest of the machine.