12-28-2009 08:51 PM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:23 AM by JaneL
I have two X61 Tablet's, and suddenly the battery showed flashing orange and "There is an error" in the Power Manager, and the battery details (e.g. cycle count) don't show anymore.
This is very disappointing. It seems very unreasonable for the recalls covered by MIGR-67765 and BATT-082009 to not be extended to these additional batteries with issues. I am not very happy having to spend an extra $150+ to replace a defective battery that is part of a widespread issue.
01-13-2010 09:07 AM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:23 AM by JaneL
Have 2 X61 Tablets.
Both batteries failed (battery errors - unable to charge) last month (12/09) within days of each other. Very few charging cycles on either battery. Prior to failure, both were charging and working fine. In both cases, I suspect that these failures were related to system lock-ups that appear to have been caused by thermal issues on both systems (which I'll probably be covering in another post).
Both batteries are FRU 93P5032.
Based my experience and the other posts that I've been reading, these batteries are clearly failing prematurely. I have NEVER had a laptop battery (even old NiCd) with such a short life OR such a sudden, absolute failure.
02-08-2010 02:12 PM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:23 AM by JaneL
My battery died this morning in my thinkpad x60 tablet.
I'm aware that the battery is a wearing part, however this morning it still worked, right now it's dead, means, my battery-led is blinking fast and my thinkad is is going off immediatly after removing power - it's not charging/discharging anymore.
Status according ACPI is: charged
Any success-stories about getting a replacement unit?
02-20-2010 02:58 AM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:23 AM by JaneL
Yesterday, same sudden problems "battery errors - unable to charge" on my X61Tablet :
I'm agree with the precedents posts :
'[...] Prior to failure, both were charging and working fine [...]"
'[...] these batteries are clearly failing prematurely [...]"
'[...] It seems very unreasonable for the recalls [...] to not be extended to these additional batteries with issues [...]"
'[...] getting a replacement unit? [...]"
02-26-2010 09:20 AM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:22 AM by JaneL
complete failure at ~18 months.
I got the same exact failure when I woke up this morning. Yesterday my battery worked fine and held a charge for ~3 hours of use at max performance setting. This AM, flashing yellow light and "unable to charge" "replace your battery" indications. Removing the power adapter = computer shuts off immediately with no power. I (like many others who have posted) am ~6 months out of my original 12 month limited warranty.
I purchased a 3 year ThinkPlus warranty, but was informed that the battery is not covered, even in the case of complete failure. I agree 100% with the previous posts in this thread and on the X60t forum. This is clearly a quality problem with this particular FRU, and Lenovo needs to step up and take care of the problem.
02-28-2010 05:28 PM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:22 AM by JaneL
My X61 Tablet battery went dead yesterday as well.
Same "battery error, unable to charge" error. Calle Lenovo customer service, told that it's outside the 1 year battery warranty so they can't replace it. When asked why there're so many other users with the same issue, this is obviously a serious concern, and still nothing's being done, the supervisor actually said "this is how it's done". Well, I guess that if this is how Lenovo does things, I'm never getting a Lenovo laptop again.
03-02-2010 01:38 AM
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03-05-2010 11:47 AM
My parents have an X60 Tablet whose battery died as per everyone else in this thread. I bought a new battery and the light shows as green and it shows as 100%, however as soon as I remove the plug, the system shuts down.
03-13-2010 02:18 PM
My X61 8-cell battery charge indication started jumping from ~50% to 4% charge in the summer of 2009, when I was still not aware of the recall program, so I did nothing to remedy the situation other than wait for the battery to die completely. I performed the battery reset, now it holds charge for about an hour, maybe less. Still, the reading is really unreliable, sometimes it shows 0% capacity but continues to work until shutdown. Battery condition is reported as Poor (obviously), I believe it holds 29% of its design charge capacity. Battery has a little over 100 cycles, symptoms appeared within ~65 cycles.
laptop : X61 7673-44G
battery : FRU P/N 93P5030
ASM P/N 92P1174
So the battery is among those officially recalled, yet I learned about the recall program too late. I for one agree with those who believe that all defective batteries should be recalled, not just some P/Ns, and not just between the time window given by Lenovo. A shame for such an otherwise high quality product. I hope Lenovo extends its recall program.
03-30-2010 02:27 PM
I am in the same situation!
I used Power Management to reset the Battery last night, but when I woke up this morning..
it is dead... it shows the "irreparable damage" message
my FRU P/N 93P5029
it is eligible for replacement last year, but not now!
and I heard that sometimes even replace a new battery, the same situation will pop up again?