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10-30-2009

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

2009-10-30, 7:18 AM

 

I just had the same problem with my battery for Lenovo X61.  It just died all of a sudden without warning.  It is completely unusable, with not even 1 sec of usuable charge.

 

The last time I used it, it lasted about 4 hours.

 

The machine is about a year old 12-13mths.  Battery died in about 8months but was too busy to do anything about it.  Bought the laptop Lenovo X61 7676A24 in July 2008.

 

Went to Lenovo to complaint and they refused to replace the battery.  This is the official statement from LENOVO.


"It is normal for Lenovo Battery to completely fail after 60 Cycles"  The battery is not defective.  They asked me to buy a new battery.

 

I said you take me for an IDIOT!!  If Lenovo's policy is that it is absolutely normal for their Thinkpad X61 batteries to go completely DEAD after 60X of charging, I would be an absolute FOOL to buy another Lenovo Battery or LENOVO Thinkpad laptops ever!!

 

My battery number is FRU 42T4506.  Really pissed as battery should degrade over time 3-5 years...... and not suddely died with no tell tale signs over a period of less than 8 months.  Hardly ever used the battery. Left it in the laptop all the time uder Maximize Battery Lifespan setting on my power management tools that is a Lenovo program.

 

 

 

 

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04-30-2008

USA

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

2009-10-30, 17:56 PM

I have the same problem with my X61s. Just all of a sudden died last Friday. My part number is not included in the recall. I would be more angry - luckily my company reimburses for the battery. But this is horse.....

 

My laptop is 17 months old, battery FRU is 92P1227

 

For those who need to buy, I purchased from TheNerds.net - battery is $100 (OEM Lenovo part).

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10-30-2009

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

2009-10-30, 21:28 PM

I have the same problem with my FRU 42T4506, which is 3 months out of warranty.

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12-28-2008

New York

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

2009-10-31, 15:32 PM

46 cycles on my FRU 92P1227, and now it goes from 70% to 0%, no heads up from Power Manager that it's running low. 2 of the 46 cycles were battery gauge resets.

 

Frustratingly, Thinkvantage Power Manager reports that the battery is fine and in good condition. I thought the rationale for Power Manager was that Lenovo knows more about the battery than Microsoft? So far it looks like a useless application that consumes more memory.

 

Hardly used the x61s in comparison to my old 770ED. IIRC, when my 770ED battery died in my 3 year warranty with frequent usage, IBM replaced it for free. Given my x61s usage, I would have been better off not extending the warranty, instead purchasing another battery.

 

The reason I hardly use the x61s was because of the abominable performance under Vista. I installed Windows 7, which is awesome, and it feels like I bought a new laptop.

 

A new laptop with a 3/4 dead $180 battery.

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11-01-2009

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Re: NEW Battery Tip -

2009-11-01, 1:13 AM

Batteries don't just suddenly go kaput.  The battery cells have to be good and the communication link between the battery and the computer needs to be re-established.  Seems like there would be a program that could reset whatever went wrong in the battery or that there would be some chip that we could replace.  Does this seem like a valid deduction?

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11-02-2009

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

2009-11-02, 11:01 AM

I don't know why the sticker on the battery states one p/n (92P1227) and the info from the battery information application states another (93P5030), which one is the correct? I'm going with the later one because it entitles me to a replacement battery :). I don't know which info all other of you are using.

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12-28-2008

New York

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

2009-11-08, 0:30 AM

You're right nicfer, the battery utility reports it's 93P5030, which is different from what the sticker says. This FRU is covered by the recall.

 

The battery recall utility says everything's super and I don't qualify for the recall. Odd that the battery utility squirrels away the results of the test in the registry, and the user has to go hunt down what it stuffed in there.

 

This is all so sketchy. If the battery were an egg, I think I'd be in the hospital with salmonella enteritidis.

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01-10-2009

Germany

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

2009-11-12, 22:47 PM

Hi, did one of you guys found out how to check the battery under Linux. Many complaints coming up but Lenovo doesn't react. I called them an they referred me to the Email address: logistpe@lenovo.com

No reply since two weeks. I'll try again.

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11-12-2009

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

2009-11-13, 0:22 AM

The purpose of this thread is a simple list of those who are affected by the "sudden battery death" situation which can be identified by a battery suddenly failing to charge. While this may be considered duplicate information, there isn't presently an easily-discoverable thread where a visitor would know to post. I would ask that this not be merged so that others coming here looking for information might add themselves to this list.

 

There have been voluntary actions on Lenovo's part (not the same as a recall) to replace [b]some[/b] of these batteries. Depending on the FRU of your battery, your opportunity window may have been closed.

Particularly, there have been reports of this sudden failure on the current FRU 93P5032 which is not qualified for replacement at this time.

 

If you have been affected, please post here with the battery FRU as well as the approximate date of failure and the cycle count (if you know it)

 

Ex:

FRU 42T5251

October 2009

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11-01-2009

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

2009-11-14, 18:54 PM

Mine failed aprox a week ago.-

 

I must say I am aware Lenovo is taking steps to resolve this reasonably as you well say, even with those users not strictly included in the recall, such as in my case, given the FRU below...

 

FRU 93P5032
Cycles: 630
Manufacture date. 24/08/2007
Serial: 1ZDG278R04S

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