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12-14-2008

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2008-12-14, 15:31 PM

I have almost same problem with my 5months old T61, but before hibernate this computer warns me that battery stretch 3% left.. Battery health is poor 54% and cycle count is 131. Anyway this battery takes about 10min usage then it says that it is empty, but recharge takes still full time.

 

Battery brand is sony - obviously there has been this same problem with several battery manufacturers. :(

 

I think that I need to contact lenovo service.

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10-15-2008

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2008-12-14, 16:11 PM
Gini: Just call Lenovo customer service. They will first ask you to download the newest power management drivers but they will eventually replace your defective Sony battery. -Sean
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03-31-2008

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-01-24, 17:41 PM

sean75p & BenBalto & Gini:

 

I have the exact same problem.  Lenovo is sending me another battery.  I was never able to get more than 1.75 hours out of my battery - ever - on my T61p, even at the lowest screen dim settings, wireless off, etc.  Painful when I'm travelling on a plane.

 

Questions:  Did the battery replacement solve your problem?  How much battery life are you getting out of your 6-cell?  (My warranty expires in a few months.)

 

 

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01-30-2009

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-01-30, 18:54 PM

I must add myself to the choir. Despite thrifty battery settings, the battery runs out at the speed of light and even when I shut down the computer at say, 85%, when I plug in I find it at 2-4%.

 

This is a T61

Sony 6-cell battery

Manufacture date:2008-03

First Use:2008-04

Cycles:49

Condition: Good

 

I did a gauge reset a few days ago, thinking maybe that was the issue. It did not fix the problem.

 

So I am asking... should I just call Lenovo and get it replaced?

 

Thanks.

Guz

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10-15-2008

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-01-30, 19:18 PM

guzman: I think you should call Lenovo and they will definitely send you a new battery. It seems like a few of the cells in the 6-cell battery are defective.

 

 

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03-27-2009

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-03-27, 2:45 AM

I'm sorry if I should have started by own thread instead of using this one, but since the issue is the same I figured why not.  I'm experiencing the same problems and the original poster.  The power management software says I'm getting 58% of the original charge. I've tried forcing a discharge and all that as well.  My cycle count is 68 and I bought this laptop in December 2007.

 

Do you think I should be getting a new battery? If so, I am currently not in the country I bought my laptop, and won't be for another 3-4 months. So would that be a problem in terms of dealing with warrenty and all that?

 

Best Regards

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-03-27, 3:19 AM
AFC: I think you should get a new battery because it seems your battery is defective. Is your laptop still under warranty from Dec 2007? If so, you should ask for a replacement. As for not being in the country of purchase, I do not know.
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03-27-2009

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-03-27, 8:12 AM
I'm sure I'm still under warrenty, since I bought the 4 year protection plan. Hopefully one of the admins could help me with regards to not being in the country of purchase or at least point me to where I can find out.
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01-02-2009

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-05-28, 18:28 PM

I'm glad I found this thread.  My wife's T61 is having the same problem.  She will use it for just a few minutes, the battery gauge will read 85%, but the computer will shut off and go into hibernation.  When you plug it in and turn it back on, the power gauge is now at 3%.  We tried the battery reset a few times to no avail.

 

We bought the machine in February 2008, and it is under warranty until 2011.  I will give Lenovo Support a call and see what they can do.

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04-05-2008

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Re: T61 battery problem?

2009-05-28, 18:50 PM
Unfortunately, the battery warranty is only for 1 year regardless of the length of the computer warranty.  You can call them and try but I think they'll just say, "Sorry, it's out of warranty".
Keith
Currently 2xT460, 4xT430, Ideapad K1, H520S,
Formerly 1x600E, 1xT40, 1xT41, 2xT42, 2xT61p, 1xT420




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