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10-18-2010

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-11-25, 1:28 AM

I must not be reading this correctly. My full charge capacity went from 84.43 Wh to 84.36 Wh today within the span of a couple of hours running on battery. Am I missing something? The design capacity is 86.58 Wh. While charging today the battery temperature hit 42C. On battery now, it is 32C. When I first booted today, the full charge capacity was 84.44 Wh. A few minutes later while I was working on a previous post, it went down to 84.43 Wh before my very eyes.

 

Did I miss something? Whats going on?

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-11-25, 2:29 AM
Ok, I must be doing something wrong. Now the design capacity says 93.24 Wh, and my full charge capacity says 93.74 Wh. And no, I do not have that backwards. I just played around with a few of the power management settings, and all the numbers changed. I have no clue what I did to make that happen.
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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-11-25, 12:07 PM

Oh, it seems I have the same problem. :(

Actually never expected such a thing from Lenovo.

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-11-25, 17:40 PM

The capacity is actually written on the battery. Mine says 94 WH. They must have rounded up.

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-11-30, 20:19 PM

Yesterday, my X61 battery suddenly dead and the power manager said the battery can't be charged any more. But I have rarely use the battery. I used the laptop as my desktop replacement and I always keep my laptop plugged. I have only used 87 cycles!!!

 

I search for the reason on the internet. I found out my laptop battery 's FRU number was on the list of battery recall. However, the website said the recall program have expired!!!! HOW COME!! The battery was a defective product. The battery recall was supposed to replace the defective product that lenovo sold to us and Lenovo should responsible for it.

 

I have tried to call the customer services for repairing.At first, I explained the situation to him. However, when he found out my  warranty had expired, he was rude and absolutely not helping. He ignored everything that I said and hanged up my call!!

How can he do this to me? Although my warranty had expired, the battery recall program already represented there are defects in the battery and they should be responsible for it. I thought lenovo was a responsible company but I think I may be wrong about it. What should I do now? 

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-12-02, 20:55 PM

Hi Nick0203,

 

You are correct 87 cycles is a very short time cycle count you would mostly expect it to last well into the hundreds of cycles say 3-400 some vary but 87 seems short.

 

Can you tell me when you purchased the laptop and how long it has been playing up is it just recently ?  Did it display any notifications previous to the battery expiring.. such as poor battery ? Or currently does it have any specific error messages "battery cannot charge due to irrepairable damage"  or related message...

 

The reason I ask is because there are 2 different battery recalls you remember the one you looked at that had the expire date?  Ok now go to this link you will see its slightly different run the tool a few times and post back the results.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=BATT-LENOVO#automatically

 

As for what your tech support experience you are correct they should not be ignoring everything you said or hangup on you sounds like you had a pretty ordinary operator that day.. Can you try ringing back ask for the operators name this time ask that even though your computer is not under warranty you are requesting through the forums to have your battery assessed for replacement give them the link I posted above if they question the validity of that request. Try to get a job referance number if you can get one Post this information and some notes on your conversation back on here.

 

Hope that helps you out a bit

 

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12-06-2010

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-12-07, 0:07 AM

X200 Critical Battery Error 0190

 

This seems to be the place to talk about lenovo laptop batteries. I have a relatively new (1 yearish) x200 that I love to death. Last week it started making horrific EEE-RRR EEE-RRRR EEE-RRR wailing noises. I figured it was because the battery needed to be plugged in, but it was continuing, despite being plugged in.  After a while, the noises quit and it looked like the computer was no longer possessed.

 

Yesterday, unfortunately, my ThinkPad bit the big one. I can't get it to do anything other than turn on, tell me I have a critical 0190 battery error and then turn off on me. I have tried removing the battery cell & re-inserting it. It has been plugged in for a solid 24 hours and I'm not getting a charge. 

 

In looking on here & other forums, I have not found a clear solution. Is the battery part of the recall? Is it the flux capacitor? Is it the charging port? AM I A BAD COMPUTER MOM? It's hard to tell!

 

It's also unclear, from the website, where I can get this diagnosed. Does anyone have any tips on what may be wrong so I can have it serviced or purchase the applicable remedy?

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-12-29, 0:35 AM

Going by what you say, power supply is dead.  I'd check the outlets you plug it into as it is unusual for it to fail so quickly, and make sure to use a good surge protector.  I would check Amazon too, but this is the part in Lenovo's shop:

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=40Y7696&current-category-id=4364BD0F20B94413B5AD6E684D2848E9&model-number=2023

 

As far as your warranty, there are some Lenovo support softwares installed from the factory called Lenovo Thinkvantage Toolbox.  If you open that, it will tell you your warranty status at the top.  Or you can search the site and find your warranty status by punching in some numbers located on the bottom of your laptop.

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12-06-2010

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-12-29, 19:52 PM

Many thanks. I did try connecting from various outlets (fail all around) so I've ordered a replacement from Amazon. Hopefully it isn't the port itself - I read on another forum that this was an issue for another user.

 

Big thanks for the tip on the warranty; the computer was a gift from my then boyfriend and I no longer have the papers!

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Re: NEW Battery Tip - Applicable to some T, X, R models and batteries

2010-12-30, 4:20 AM

It is possible it's the port, but you didn't mention any accidents.  Generally that's a noise a failing transformer in a power supply would make.  Let's hope it's not the port, though.  Having a spare will be convenient at least.

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