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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-17-2010
Location: Tri-Cities USA
Message 31 of 36 (2,271 Views)

Re: T61 battery problem?

I've got a t61 running windows 7 now with 4 gigs of ram.

I can not find the battery info application to find the number of times the battery has charged.


Where is a good place to purchase a good replacement?

Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-12-2010
Location: New Jersey
Message 32 of 36 (2,214 Views)

Re: T61 battery problem? - IBM may replace the battery

I bought a T61: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz 800MHz 4MBL2) With 15.4 WSXGA+ TFT LCD in Dec 2007. Been almost three years, but I have not used it much.


The battery status says: 95% remaining.  The battery has failed due to normal wear. The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery.

the ASM and FRU for the battery are 92P1142 and  92P1141 respectively. The web tool displays the barcode and says is it not affected by the recall.

Is it worth buying a 9-cell battery for 180$ or should I go for a replacement on ebay - it shows the same config - voltage/AH/ with a 3 year warranty and insurance on damages upto 130,000$ - all this at  price of 56$. I am quite disappointed with Lenovo btw.



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Posts: 21,009
Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
Message 33 of 36 (2,206 Views)

Re: T61 battery problem? - IBM may replace the battery

you can get the Boston Power version of the 6 cells battery, if you find the OEM one too expensive.


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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Posts: 4,171
Registered: ‎04-25-2008
Location: US
Message 34 of 36 (2,195 Views)

Re: T61 battery problem? - IBM may replace the battery

Hi gtan19, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!


Almost three years is a good run for a lithium-ion battery. Don't forget they lose capacity whether you are using them or not, and can last just 12-18 months if.... According to Lenovo, under average conditions their lithium-ion batteries lose ~30% of their capacity after the first year of operation.


I buy batteries from the Lenovo Outlet, and haven't run into a problem yet:


Hope this helps!

I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!
Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-14-2010
Location: Chicago
Message 35 of 36 (2,174 Views)

Re: T61 battery problem? - IBM may replace the battery

I actually went the Dr. Battery (contains the Boston Power cells) route for myself and wifey, and have been very pleased. 82 Cycles and at 99% capacity. I do how ever set my charge for (Stop charge at 94%, charge at 85%, hibernate at 15%)


$107 + shipping directly from Dr. Battery site.


$63 + shipping (if ordering over $100, free shipping), so check with your friends if they need one too if  you like to pinch pennies like me.


I DONT work for them, but I like to spread the word about good products. Only issue you may have with these cells, they are slightly fatter than the stock ones, so getting it into the dock is almost impossible.

What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-09-2010
Location: Canada
Message 36 of 36 (1,827 Views)

Re: T61 battery problem?

Agree. I've contacted Lenovo support several times, and all they had for me was: buy a new battery Smiley Sad


If it was a cheap label I would not say much, but foa a $1500+ laptop - it's a shame.