12-07-2009 09:51 AM
The number of people with battery issues keeps increasing, not to mention does that dont understand batteries don't die overnight. Is Lenovo doing something about it, or we are playing the game of lets ignore everybody?
I understand is not your decision, but you are the only one paying attention. So much competion these days, I dont think Lenovo needs a bad rep from IT guys.
Even if Lenovo decides not to replace our battery (not a good PR move), can we at least know if the failure mode is corrected in the last updates.
12-13-2009 08:57 PM
My T60's battery 42t4504 had irreparable damage when it was charged at 77% this afternoon. However, this is not under the recall!!! How come? It is clearly a product defect as many of this type had similar issues.
12-14-2009 10:14 AM
Welcome to the Club,
We being totally ignore for the last few weeks. I'm writing a letter to lenovo directly, usually the moderators are very good answering question but they maybe under "Dont ask, Don't tell" policy for this particular issue. I know many of use have being waiting for over three weeks for some information from Lenovo, but the answer is the same "NONE"
I think my little sister will be happy with her new Lenovo laptop, soon after I switch to Apple. Yep, Lenovo was the last window based PC we trusted (ITs).
12-14-2009 10:17 AM
At this point is a little more than a limited number of users. Is Lenovo doing something about people with battery failures not listed under this recall.
My PC is a R61 Model 7742-CTO.
12-14-2009 10:32 AM
can you please update the status of Lenovo's position on the R60 42T4504 battery?
The problem appears not to be isolated, but to the contrary, the symptoms the same as those on the recall list
Lenovo's handling of this issue is inconsistent with my experience in using thinkpads for the past 15 years
I recently out of frustration purchased a 9cell replacement at full price and received a similar message from the message center which appears to be a false alarm
I suspect the problem is more widespread that the responses ion this thread might indicate.
12-14-2009 10:57 AM
Sorry about that JK, I suggested not to buy a new battery a few weeks ago since we don't really know the source of the problem. Although, your battery second failure verifies my concerns with a few of the latest updates.
I suggest removing the new battery ASAP. If the battery gets drained completely you will lost that one too or never be able to fully charged! It will be a slow process but since the PC is not charging the battery, it will self discharge.
12-14-2009 11:11 AM - last edited on 12-15-2009 09:22 PM by JaneL
Just because our batteries are not listed does not mean they are not affected. They obviously are, I got the same error message as the defective batteries on the list. My fru is 42T4504. I contacted customer service, no help. I am 31 and will never purchase from lenovo again.
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12-15-2009 05:55 PM
I can not believe lenovo ibm thinkpad laptops have this issue with the battery an have not recalled the limon battery. Thanks, lenovo I had a laptop to write a thesis but was not mobile, making the lenovo thinkpad a piece of junk.
has anybody used a volt meter to test the battery, if so any suggestions to see if the battery will work? Other than that any phone # to bug lenovo more than they bug me with the website?
12-16-2009 08:50 AM - edited 12-16-2009 08:57 AM
I checked the battery initially, and while it was draining. The voltage was ok ( ~11Volts) initially! You could do it yourself with a volt meter (make sure its set to Vdc (HIGH RESISTANCE) , and NOT connected to the current measurement terminals). Most batteries have the V+ and Ground at the outer pins of the connector. JUST MAKE SURE ANY TWO PINS DONT COME TOGETHER AT ANYTIME, UNLESS CONNECTED VIA THE VOLTMETER.
This battery recall issue seem to be growing everywhere in the net. There is even a Youtube video making fun of it! Please don't even bother finding the stupid video! probably somebody trying to make a penny or two!
just keep calling lenovo! by the way maybe we need to take this issue outside the Forum to help ourselves. Here is my e-mail for those interested on following up with this issue (ONLY) outside LENOVO territory (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12-17-2009 02:34 PM