07-25-2009 05:24 AM
08-04-2009 12:01 PM
my battery broke yesterday all off sudden, the new battery cost a lot, so i am also thinking of buying thirdparty battery like you did. my Question to you is that did you have any problem with thirdparty battery other than warning message.
looking for help for this
08-04-2009 03:16 PM - edited 08-04-2009 03:18 PM
well i would have replaced my lenovo battery but the problem is that the laptop was at my home and i was out of country for four months.. so i only got to use it for 8 months and the warranty worn out... my warranty expired in may and this problem started in the start of july... so i was really screwed up... so i had to buy a 3rd party battery... btw its written on the battery that its an OEM but there is still this error message that i posted earlier..
Well, if it doesn't work with your Thinkpad, then it's not "compatible". People should send them back and get a refund.
08-05-2009 04:24 AM
Well I bought it from a local dealer who deals in IBM/Lenovo and all kinds of laptop batteries. You can find good thirdparty dealers who sell batteries in your region online.
I saw some dealers who were selling the battery for about 50$, and shipped all over the world and their company was in north america.
07-06-2010 06:02 AM - edited 07-06-2010 06:06 PM
It is possible to patch the toolbar, so that it does not show the warning. Files:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities
This is an instruction for a system programmer, and even for those - please use this on your own risk.
If the file is patched improperly, then Explorer will constantly crash until the file is removed or reverted.
Power Manager version 3.05:
For 64-bit version (PWMTR64V.DLL), locate the sequence of bytes:
74 0D BF 09 00 00 00
And replace with:
EB 0D BF 09 00 00 00
Power Manager version 3.25 (They have changed a few things.):
PWMTR64V.DLL (64-bit version):
74 0B 8D 7A 08 45 33 C0
EB 0B 8D 7A 08 45 33 C0
Power Manager 3.05 and 3.25:
For 32-bit version (PWMTR32V.DLL), locate the sequence of bytes:
74 0A BD 09 00 00 00
And replace with:
EB 0A BD 09 00 00 00
I don't know if there are side effects that affect a battery time calculation or power regulation.
Lenovo: please add a check box "Do not show a warning sign again". Just because of the warning people most probably will remove the software and not use it, rather than buying a genuine battery.
07-06-2010 08:27 AM - edited 07-06-2010 08:28 AM
I'm wondering if this solution can be used on a ThinkPad T500 as well. The file in question is called PWRMGRTR.DLL, but it doesn't contain either of the hex strings you mentioned for the T61.