07-22-2009 04:43 AM
hello, i bought a third party battery which is compatible with t61, but now the power guage keeps on displaying the message that the battery is not genuine. how can i remove this notification?
07-22-2009 04:54 AM
07-22-2009 08:26 AM
07-22-2009 09:47 AM
This was your original message:
"i bought a third party battery which is compatible with t61, but now the power guage keeps on displaying the message that the battery is not genuine."
So tell me, if this battery is "compatible", why are you getting the error message? I'd like to know your thoughts about using "genuine" Lenovo products and NOT using 3rd party.
07-22-2009 10:08 AM
this is the message that is displayed infront of the power manager on the taskbar
"The battery installed in this computer is not genuine Lenovo battery and may not meet Lenovo's safety and quality standards. Double click to learn about genuine Lenovo batteries"
with a black hazard sign.
well i've already mentioned that an original lenovo battery only ran for 7 or 8 months before dropping down to 15 minutes of backup. so i decided to buy a third party battery as it is 3 times cheaper and provides the same backup time.
07-22-2009 10:41 AM
the battery warranty is one year, so if you battery goes bad within that, you can get a new one under warranty. Also, the battery problem was due to some manufacuturing defect that occured with the battery cell producer, which affected not only Lenovo laptop batteries, but batteries used by Apple, Dell and Sony..
Also the newer Lenovo batteries have an embedded controller chip inside that monitors the battery temperature, to prevent overheating and fires. The quality of battery cells within third party battery pack can vary dramatically, some use OEM cells while others use cheaper cells..... for an example a Chinese Sanyo battery Cell (there are 6 used in a 6 cell battery) costs like 5 to 10 dollars, while a cheapest lithium ion cell is around i think 30 to 50 cents.
The cheaper cells, use impure eletrolytes and rather impure matrix that holds the lithium ion... while this usually decrease battery life and in some cases cause excessive temperature (over 100 degrees in some cases), which may lead to fire.
07-22-2009 10:45 AM
07-22-2009 10:55 AM