Solved! Laptop (T440s) Battery Release Latch Broken

Bernard Goh

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(Apologies if asked before, have searched but to no avail)

Hey guys, I am the proud owner of a used ThinkPad T440s. Everything is perfect apart from the worn battery (which is actually still pretty good after 4 years of use).

However, there's one problem. One of the battery release latches has come off. How would this affect my laptop's usability if I intend to hotswap my battery between uses? Would it be worth the effort, time and money to perhaps buy a new base to fix the one broken latch?

Thoughts? Thanks guys, in advance!

Image:
https://imgur.com/a/12E6A

Edit: changed reference photo to be more accustomed

Notes: broken latch is the left latch.
 
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