06-14-2012 07:21 PM
Alright this is ticking me really badly.
The R52 I bought, I plugged it in and installed Windows in it. It wasnt working with the battery so I decided to run it off AC.
When I finished the installation process, I found out the battery was "Plugged in but not charging".
I installed my brand new Ultrabay Battery 2 from Lenovo.
Neither of them charge.
I did a few google results which led to a few year-old posts about "My battery is brand new and from Lenovo but it won't charge."
Thinkpad Power Controls just reports "There is an error" and doesn't really offer any options.
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06-24-2012 08:12 PM
Yes, it randomly gained 3% battery charge and the system would work when unplugged (albeit not for long.)
I have ordered the external charger and a 9 cell battery. Now I have one 6 cell, one 9 cell, and one 3 cell Ultrabay battery. I could get a good amount of battery life on this.
06-25-2012 12:29 PM
I have never had a new ultrabattery. I also have only had poor results from the ultrabay battery I have had. The regular battery could show charging but still not charge. LiPo batteries do strange things. Some older batteries were covered by a recall. You download the recall battery serial number tester and it will tell you if it was covered. That did not cover many batteries. I like the 6 cell battery better because the 9 cell stickes out of the back of the laptop. I have to be portable very often.