12-24-2008 09:10 PM
12-24-2008 09:46 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Your battery is dead, and keeping it plugged for an extended period of time will eventually damage the charging circuit on the motherboard, so it's time to replace it.
Could you please post the 7-character model number of your ThinkPad to help us assist you better with the rest of the issues that you're referring to?
12-24-2008 10:07 PM
Boston your problem is typical for thinkpads running without a functioning battery pack....
You should get a new battery pack, otherwise your machine would be speed restricted as the 65 W adapter can't provide the peak power draw necessary for 100% CPU load.... 90 W adapter may also remedy your problem, but given that you need a battery.. you should just get a battery instead of wasting money on a possible remedy with the 90 w adapter...
12-24-2008 10:35 PM
Thanks a lot for the advice. First of all, I'm not sure what the 7 digit model number is, but the computer is a T60p.
Also, I believe its already functioning on a 90 W adapter....at least that's what the AC/DC adapter says.
I guess I'm just curious how the battery could be dead if it was working fine just earlier in the day....Usually there is a slow loss of power over the course of months, not an instant drop off. Also, the computer seems to work fine when the battery isn't plugged in, which seems odd. I've also never received any messages about the battery failing or anything like that. Nevertheless, it may be that I need a new battery.
Thanks for the help.
12-24-2008 10:38 PM
12-24-2008 10:42 PM
This battery is actually the Lenovo battery that came with the computer. I bought it in May of 2007. There's not any way this is covered under the basic warranty or anything is there?
I'm just concerned because since I posted this, I've found some other people complaining of this problem and some of them reported that new batteries didn't fix the problem. But I guess there's only one way to find out...
12-25-2008 01:59 AM
12-25-2008 11:19 AM
Hi Boston, Happy Holidays! Did you ever get an satisfactory response to your warranty question? I bought T61 last year. I had a green battery light for 2 months, then ever since, a orange blinking light. I have it on 90W AC/DC adapter during the day. Cursor over the plug icon indicate laptop is fully charged, but also get a message "Battery 2: error detected", and occasionally a message that battery is fully discharged. When I use battery power...it still gets up to 5 hours of power. Don't know what battery 2 is, nor what battery is discharged. It is annoying though. I originally got blinking when I checked my battery for FRU# to determine whether I had a 4 or 6 cell battery. I have a T61, Model CTO8897.