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sazanovich
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Registered: ‎03-11-2010
Location: UK
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Message 31 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

Dear Mark, it is a bit late to add my reply to your comment. However I have just experienced same problem as one of those guys. I.e. battery used to be reasonably OK but then suddenly one day my laptop could not see it at all - orange indicator is flashing, laptop does not work without AC adaptor. My battery FRU P/N 42T5249 and ASM P/N 92P1172. Notebook is Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad x60s, TYPE 1702-CTO, Product ID 1702WAE. I found on web that there was recall program for this particular battery however they say it is terminated. Could you give me some advice what I can do about it now? Another question - is there any way to get correct pinout diagram for this battery? There is contradiction in the information provided in Hardware Maintenance Manual (42x3550_04.pdf) on page 35-36: in the text they say to check voltage between terminals 1 and 5, however in the table next to the picture they indicated terminals 2 and 6 - so which one is correct if any of those? Thanks

Aiuspaktyn
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Registered: ‎03-02-2010
Location: Italy
Views: 21,318
Message 32 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

 

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Luckyfred
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Registered: ‎11-11-2009
Location: USA
Views: 21,165
Message 33 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

I've got the same battery issue - again!  I replaced the battery on my Z61m just over a year ago when it suddenly stopped working.

 

Now today I have the same issue.  It was working fine, then suddenly the system shut down and now I get:

 

"A battery error has occurred.  The battery cannot be charged.  Replace the battery"

 

I'm not looking forward to replacing the battery again. 

gilsongj
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎11-15-2008
Location: Saskatoon
Views: 20,646
Message 34 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

I have the same blinking orange light issue. My battery seemed to be ok before having the issue.

Its a X200, 6-cell original battery, a little over a year old.

enoksrd
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Registered: ‎05-27-2010
Location: Portland, OR
Views: 20,283
Message 35 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

Same blinking orange light can't use battery problem on an X60S with 8 cell (big) battery.  Battery is a few years old, but I was still getting a few hours out of it.  Computer reports that battery is currently holding 37.6 Wh.  FRU: 93P5029, ASM: 92P1172.  Not covered by the recall Smiley Tongue

 

I had not used the battery for a few months, and then when I attached it two days ago it no longer worked.

kelley005
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Registered: ‎07-10-2010
Location: Hawaii
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Message 36 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

I have the same problem!

 

I tried:

1. swapping for a new battery.

2. running Battery Maintenance

3.  powering down for a few DAYS to let anything 'reset' itself

 

No luck.

 

HELP!!!

kelley005
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Registered: ‎07-10-2010
Location: Hawaii
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Message 37 of 56

no battery power

Hi Mark,

 

I have a similar problem where my Z61t laptop dies immediately upon trying to run on battery.  The battery indicator says its 100% charged.

 

I tried:

1.  replacing the battery with a brand new battery.

2.  running the Battery Maintenance program

3.  powering down the laptop for a few days for it to 'reset' itself

 

Nothing, no resolution.

 

The fact that I swapped out for a new battery proves the problem is in the laptop, right?

 

I only use my Z61t for simple word processing and internet.  I do not use energy-sucking programs.

 

Help please!  Thank you!

Kelley

geomatico
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-16-2010
Location: Italy
Views: 19,521
Message 38 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

The same problem,

I have an x60s and my battery worked fine until last week.

Now I can't recharge it (orange flashing light...)

If I buy a new one will i solve the problem??

Anyone tried to use lenovo extended life battery?

Thanks..

Francesco.

 

enoksrd
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-27-2010
Location: Portland, OR
Views: 19,514
Message 39 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

geomatico, I bought a new battery for my x60s and that solved the problem for me.
pideja
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Registered: ‎05-19-2008
Location: Montreal
Views: 18,900
Message 40 of 56

Re: Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

I too have this problem : the battery was completely discharged by mistake (the charger was not plug-in for three hours!). Nevertheless, when finally plugging in the charger, the orange LED blinks as it should but there is no change. The laptop, a Z61m does run.  It's been this way for three days and as soon as the charger is removed, the laptop shuts down.

So, what should I do? Buy a new battery? Why does a complete discharge cause the battery to fail? Or is it the battery?

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