02-16-2010 07:44 PM
This is very frustrating.
What I am most surprised about is that not a single developer has stuck his neck out to either stick up for the job he is doing, or provide technical information for what is occurring. If indeed the batteries are working just as Lenovo intended, it is implying 1 of 2 things:
1) Lenovo employees responsible for fabricating the hardware that can relatively accurately determine remaining charge of a battery have failed (batteries dropping from 75% to 0)
2) Lenovo employees responsible for creating the high level software that simply interacts with the above hardware have failed.
Either way, this reflects very poorly on a lot of people, and I am quite surprised that no one cares enough about their personal reputation to set the record straight.
On a related topic, has anyone noticed that Microsoft had to publicly respond that Windows 7 has had nothing to do with the weird battery failing behavior many consumers are experiencing today? What in the world is going on??
02-20-2010 02:58 AM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:23 AM by JaneL
Yesterday, same sudden problems "battery errors - unable to charge" on my X61Tablet :
I'm agree with the precedents posts :
'[...] Prior to failure, both were charging and working fine [...]"
'[...] these batteries are clearly failing prematurely [...]"
'[...] It seems very unreasonable for the recalls [...] to not be extended to these additional batteries with issues [...]"
'[...] getting a replacement unit? [...]"
02-26-2010 09:20 AM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:22 AM by JaneL
complete failure at ~18 months.
I got the same exact failure when I woke up this morning. Yesterday my battery worked fine and held a charge for ~3 hours of use at max performance setting. This AM, flashing yellow light and "unable to charge" "replace your battery" indications. Removing the power adapter = computer shuts off immediately with no power. I (like many others who have posted) am ~6 months out of my original 12 month limited warranty.
I purchased a 3 year ThinkPlus warranty, but was informed that the battery is not covered, even in the case of complete failure. I agree 100% with the previous posts in this thread and on the X60t forum. This is clearly a quality problem with this particular FRU, and Lenovo needs to step up and take care of the problem.
02-28-2010 05:28 PM - last edited on 03-01-2010 05:22 AM by JaneL
My X61 Tablet battery went dead yesterday as well.
Same "battery error, unable to charge" error. Calle Lenovo customer service, told that it's outside the 1 year battery warranty so they can't replace it. When asked why there're so many other users with the same issue, this is obviously a serious concern, and still nothing's being done, the supervisor actually said "this is how it's done". Well, I guess that if this is how Lenovo does things, I'm never getting a Lenovo laptop again.
02-28-2010 07:33 PM
There is another thread in the Forum on Abnormal Battery Failures that also references the frustration of Lenovo owners relative to improperly manufactured batteries that fail prior to the end of their useful life. You should also read and comment on that thread - although I would caution you to not just copy and paste your sentiments, but restate the issue. (The Moderators do not condone mass-produced negative sentiment.)
03-01-2010 05:18 AM
although I would caution you to not just copy and paste your sentiments, but restate the issue. (The Moderators do not condone mass-produced negative sentiment.)
The Moderators do not condone mass-produced messages of positive, negative or neutral sentiment since duplicates just clutter up the forum with redundant threads. Thinly disguising duplicates with a few changed words usually doesn't fool us. Encouraging others to flout the forum guidelines is... discouraged.
03-02-2010 01:38 AM
if you run WIN 7 please also check out our thread at the WIN 7 board.
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03-05-2010 11:47 AM
My parents have an X60 Tablet whose battery died as per everyone else in this thread. I bought a new battery and the light shows as green and it shows as 100%, however as soon as I remove the plug, the system shuts down.
03-13-2010 02:18 PM
My X61 8-cell battery charge indication started jumping from ~50% to 4% charge in the summer of 2009, when I was still not aware of the recall program, so I did nothing to remedy the situation other than wait for the battery to die completely. I performed the battery reset, now it holds charge for about an hour, maybe less. Still, the reading is really unreliable, sometimes it shows 0% capacity but continues to work until shutdown. Battery condition is reported as Poor (obviously), I believe it holds 29% of its design charge capacity. Battery has a little over 100 cycles, symptoms appeared within ~65 cycles.
laptop : X61 7673-44G
battery : FRU P/N 93P5030
ASM P/N 92P1174
So the battery is among those officially recalled, yet I learned about the recall program too late. I for one agree with those who believe that all defective batteries should be recalled, not just some P/Ns, and not just between the time window given by Lenovo. A shame for such an otherwise high quality product. I hope Lenovo extends its recall program.
03-30-2010 02:27 PM
I am in the same situation!
I used Power Management to reset the Battery last night, but when I woke up this morning..
it is dead... it shows the "irreparable damage" message
my FRU P/N 93P5029
it is eligible for replacement last year, but not now!
and I heard that sometimes even replace a new battery, the same situation will pop up again?