08-05-2009 07:46 AM
A limited number of ThinkPad users have reported the following symptoms:
Only the following ThinkPad Models and battery FRU part numbers are affected by this issue:
|ThinkPad||Battery FRU part number|
|R60, R61, T60, T61||42T4546, 42T4566, 92P1141|
|X60, X61||42T4550, 42T4567, 42T4568, 92P1169, 92P1173, 93P5028, 93P5030|
08-05-2009 11:25 AM
i have the same problem for which following batteries are recalled, but my Battery fur # is not included. (my battery fur # is 42T5262). can you help me with this.
08-05-2009 11:52 AM
The battery program is specifically for qualifying batteries - the part numbers stated above are one of the qualifications.
If you have a different battery, the program does not apply in your case and normal battery terms and conditions are in effect. If your battery has trouble and you are within the first year of warranty, please contact service for a replacement.
08-08-2009 10:57 PM
I have one failing FRU 92P1141 (cannot charge anymore).
From the tool i get:
"Thank you for using the Lenovo Battery Diagnostic Tool. Your battery is not eligible for replacement because it is more than 12 months beyond the battery warranty expiration date."
Apparently under one month too late. The tip doesnt mention age? the battery did fail way before this date, but there was no tip or warranty availiable then :-(
08-10-2009 06:21 PM
Hi Mark, My thinkpad t61p got this problem, and my battery's FRU part number is 42T4566.
Now I live in Canberra, Australia. How can I change the battery? Do I need pay anything for this changing?
08-10-2009 07:23 PM
08-11-2009 01:40 AM
I can't say I've got the same problem on my T61p, but my battery can only store 59% of original full charge capacity and the condition is fair. First used date: 2008-03 cycle count:77 FRU:42T4504
So I doubt some T61ps have same issue. Please double-check if possible.
08-12-2009 04:49 AM - edited 08-12-2009 04:51 AM
I have a T61 with 42T5262 too - 7664-16U purchased in the U.S. Battery performance has been, well, unsatisfactory. Capacity dropped like a rock efter about 8 months. After 15 months it was down at 30%, now less than 30 minutes. Manufacture date of battery was 04/2007, first batch of T61's shipped to US I guess.
I hesitate to replace it because I fear that the replacement will be just as bad.
08-13-2009 01:32 AM
Hi, Mark, I am using a Thinkpad T60, and the battery FRU is 92P1141, which is qualified for this replacement.
However, the Battery Diagnostic Tool said "Your battery is not eligible for replacement because it is more than 12 months beyond the battery warranty expiration date".
I bought this laptop on Aug., 2006, and my battery is dead almost two years ago. Can I still replace it? Thanks.