04-21-2015 10:59 AM
Today, Lenovo has added additional batteries to a battery recall program announced last year.
Please visit the Lenovo support site here to determine if your battery is affected, and if so, to obtain a replacement.
04-23-2015 08:56 AM
04-25-2015 03:59 PM
I have a w510 with a battery that was part of the recall. I have a couple of questions.
One my old battery was a 55++ the new one is 70++ is that ok? According to battery manager the new one that i just received as part of the recall has a part number FRU 45N1173. The old recalled battery had a FRU of 42T4799. I cannot find the new one on the compatibility list of the accessories for the w510. the battery is charging though. Also its showing manufacture date of 1/22/14 and it is at 97% capacity fully charged. In the past all my new batteries have been 100% capacity at 1st use. I heard some new batteries have chip and i dont want to have a problem where the battery no longer charges.
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04-26-2015 11:13 AM
04-28-2015 08:21 AM
Is there a site where one can input the part number and serial number of a battery and see it has been recalled? That would be the eaiest solution for me since my W520 is currently broken and can't run the automated olutoin.
04-28-2015 09:20 AM
The page Mark linked has a link to a manual procedure for determining battery status: https://lenovobattery2014.orderz.com/
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08-15-2015 12:53 AM
Well, in my case, the batteries on my T510 and W530 were reported as not being affected. However, I must add that the instructions for removing the application did not work, at all, in both machines.
Running the automated solution again, as instructed, would only run it again, period. No option was provided for "Repair" or "Remove". So I uninstalled following the path of Control Panel. Just wanted to report this failure for the record.