09-22-2017 08:36 AM
From the UK Lenovo's system has let me order the above battery twice, then a few days later sent me an email cancelling the order. Now the item has vanished from the website, as if it never existed.
I'm annoyed with myself that I chose the flush fitting 61 3cell battery when ordering the machine, adding the 61++ as an additional item. One of the reasons for choosing T470 was its long run-time on battery.
Anyine know what's going on with this battery? I've asked Lenovo without anything more illuminating that "it's not available". Yet it's on Lenovo's US website - delivery 1-3 days!
11-02-2017 08:17 AM
I'm having a related issue: just ordered a T470 with the slim 3 cell and wanted an additional 6 cell 72Wh battery (61++), which isn't available on the UK or Irish website as an accessory, yet you can configure the laptop with one of these. I was advised through the online chat to try their parts resellers for my second battery. I believe the part number is either 01AV427 (available 03rd Jan 18) or 01AV428 (available 10th Nov 17). Might be worth a phone call to them, I'll be ordering one as soon as my 470 arrives by the sound of it!
For part numbers I used: pcsupport.lenovo.com
And the reseller is: flexcommunityesales.force.com/LenovoEsales
They seem to have a base in the UK so hopefully you can get a straight answer on the stated availability date. Perhaps it will become available on the Lenovo site on the 10th Nov...
11-29-2017 05:56 AM
Thase p/n's are correct - first one is made by Panasonic and second one by LG. I saw them mentioned a few months ago in another thread.
I don't still understand the availability issue in Europe when the 72wh battery is clearly available elsewhere. Not at all happy with Lenovo over this.