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11-03-2008

Vancouver, Canada

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2008-11-04, 2:49 AM

I placed the 6 cell (75%) into a T60 and T61 and no change in the meter. The battery is hooped and because it's off warranty, we have to purchase a new one.

 

If the battery is only 10 months old in your case, place a call to Lenovo and have it replaced under warranty - there's a 1 year warranty on the battery.

Presently with an X201 and a T500/T410 combo
I've owned everything from a 701c up to present which equal a ton of ThinkPads
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09-18-2008

USA

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2008-11-04, 3:37 AM

Thanks! Do you happen to know the hotline for lenovo customer service on replacing parts?

I may really need call them for a replacement. Thank you!

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11-04-2008

New York

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2008-11-04, 14:37 PM

I have a client with a Z61t with the exact same problem.  She ordered a new battery but it is backordered.

 

I can't beleive Lenovo can see this as a problema nd fix it.

 

She has a Thinkpad Advanced Ultrabay Battery part no. 40y6789 but she is not sure if it works with ehr Z61t, can anyone tell me if it would work?

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02-12-2008

Grand Rapids, MI

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2009-01-12, 0:17 AM
The 6-cell battery that came with my T61p is 13 months old with a cycle count of 43 and can only store 63% of its original charge.  I hope I didn't just miss the 1 year deadline for battery warranty support!  I did buy the 4 year warranty so I hope that covers this battery issue.  I'm almost always plugged in, so if the battery performance is already so bad I have to believe it is due to an issue with the ThinkVantage power management software.
Thinkpad T61p 2GB ram, 2.0 GHz 4MB cache, 100GB 7200rpm, 1GB Turbo Cache, WUXGA, Bluetooth, 802.11g
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02-12-2008

Grand Rapids, MI

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2009-04-28, 19:17 PM
Just a followup that I did call Lenovo support and they said there was nothing they could do to help me under my  warranty since batteries are only covered for 1 year.   Now, my battery only lasts a few minutes, sometimes as few as 6 minutes off of the power adapter.  It is my understanding that lion batteries don't like to be fully discharged, my suspicion is that the frequent issues i've had with Windows Vista crashing and or not shutting down cleanly after automated Windows Updates probably resulted in a dozen or so complete battery discharges.  I'm dissapointed that Lenovo wouldn't go out of their way to address issues like this instead of trying to sell new batteries.
Thinkpad T61p 2GB ram, 2.0 GHz 4MB cache, 100GB 7200rpm, 1GB Turbo Cache, WUXGA, Bluetooth, 802.11g
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02-12-2008

Grand Rapids, MI

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2009-10-17, 15:59 PM

this story ends happily.  lenovo recalled my battery! 

 

http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/batt/082009/LandingPage.html?lang=en

Thinkpad T61p 2GB ram, 2.0 GHz 4MB cache, 100GB 7200rpm, 1GB Turbo Cache, WUXGA, Bluetooth, 802.11g
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21115 Posts

12-20-2008

Australia, Melbourne

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Re: Z61m 9-cell lion battery cannot fully charged

2009-10-17, 17:10 PM

yes the advanced ultrabay battery will work in the Z61t. 

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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