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ginikettu
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-14-2008
Location: finland
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Re: T61 battery problem?

I have almost same problem with my 5months old T61, but before hibernate this computer warns me that battery stretch 3% left.. Battery health is poor 54% and cycle count is 131. Anyway this battery takes about 10min usage then it says that it is empty, but recharge takes still full time.

 

Battery brand is sony - obviously there has been this same problem with several battery manufacturers. :smileysad:

 

I think that I need to contact lenovo service.

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sean75p
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-15-2008
Location: San Jose, CA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

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Gini: Just call Lenovo customer service. They will first ask you to download the newest power management drivers but they will eventually replace your defective Sony battery. -Sean
Message Edited by sean75p on 12-14-2008 08:11 AM
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onix
Posts: 94
Registered: ‎03-30-2008
Location: California
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Re: T61 battery problem?

sean75p & BenBalto & Gini:

 

I have the exact same problem.  Lenovo is sending me another battery.  I was never able to get more than 1.75 hours out of my battery - ever - on my T61p, even at the lowest screen dim settings, wireless off, etc.  Painful when I'm travelling on a plane.

 

Questions:  Did the battery replacement solve your problem?  How much battery life are you getting out of your 6-cell?  (My warranty expires in a few months.)

 

 

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Guzman
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-30-2009
Location: California, USA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

I must add myself to the choir. Despite thrifty battery settings, the battery runs out at the speed of light and even when I shut down the computer at say, 85%, when I plug in I find it at 2-4%.

 

This is a T61

Sony 6-cell battery

Manufacture date:2008-03

First Use:2008-04

Cycles:49

Condition: Good

 

I did a gauge reset a few days ago, thinking maybe that was the issue. It did not fix the problem.

 

So I am asking... should I just call Lenovo and get it replaced?

 

Thanks.

Guz

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sean75p
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-15-2008
Location: San Jose, CA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

guzman: I think you should call Lenovo and they will definitely send you a new battery. It seems like a few of the cells in the 6-cell battery are defective.

 

 

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AFCommando
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-26-2009
Location: USA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

I'm sorry if I should have started by own thread instead of using this one, but since the issue is the same I figured why not.  I'm experiencing the same problems and the original poster.  The power management software says I'm getting 58% of the original charge. I've tried forcing a discharge and all that as well.  My cycle count is 68 and I bought this laptop in December 2007.

 

Do you think I should be getting a new battery? If so, I am currently not in the country I bought my laptop, and won't be for another 3-4 months. So would that be a problem in terms of dealing with warrenty and all that?

 

Best Regards

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sean75p
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-15-2008
Location: San Jose, CA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

AFC: I think you should get a new battery because it seems your battery is defective. Is your laptop still under warranty from Dec 2007? If so, you should ask for a replacement. As for not being in the country of purchase, I do not know.
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AFCommando
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-26-2009
Location: USA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

I'm sure I'm still under warrenty, since I bought the 4 year protection plan. Hopefully one of the admins could help me with regards to not being in the country of purchase or at least point me to where I can find out.
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afty
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎01-02-2009
Location: Somerville, MA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

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I'm glad I found this thread.  My wife's T61 is having the same problem.  She will use it for just a few minutes, the battery gauge will read 85%, but the computer will shut off and go into hibernation.  When you plug it in and turn it back on, the power gauge is now at 3%.  We tried the battery reset a few times to no avail.

 

We bought the machine in February 2008, and it is under warranty until 2011.  I will give Lenovo Support a call and see what they can do.

Message Edited by afty on 05-28-2009 11:32 AM
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sktn77a
Posts: 392
Registered: ‎04-04-2008
Location: NC, USA
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Re: T61 battery problem?

Unfortunately, the battery warranty is only for 1 year regardless of the length of the computer warranty.  You can call them and try but I think they'll just say, "Sorry, it's out of warranty".
Keith
Formerly 600E 2645, T30 2366, X31 2673, T40 2373, T41 2379, T42 2373, T42 2379, T60 1952, T61p 8889, T61p 8891
Currently T420 4177-CTO, T430 2347-A54, T430 2349-L64, T430 2347-UN9, T430 2342-CTR, Ideapad K1, H520S 2561-1LU