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rmoulton
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Registered: ‎05-17-2008
Location: Redding, CA
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X61s only charges to 85%

I recently had Lenovo tech come out to repair my under warranty X61s.  He replaced the motherboard and a few other cosmetic things.

 

"Ever Since"  (I know I hate that line but in this case it's true) the repair, my notebook only charges to 85%.  I can plug it in for 48 hours and it simply does not go to 100% - like it used to. 

 

I called the Lenovo tech who told me that my battery should be replaced and here's some good news -> Warranty does not cover the battery after the first year.  So I purchased a brand new battery.

 

The new 200+ $ 9 cell battery only charges to 89%!  Lenovo Yer killin me.

 

What I have tried to far - unsuccessfully:

1.  Battery gauge reset

2.  updated the drivers thru the Thinkvantage System Update ver.3

3.  New battery!

4.  Borrowed another charger from a friend's thinkpad X61 tablet

 

Other than the battery charge thing, the notebook’s cool.  Is anyone else having this problem or should I just change my name to Lucky?

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: X61s only charges to 85%



rmoulton wrote:
What I have tried to far - unsuccessfully:
1.  Battery gauge reset
2.  updated the drivers thru the Thinkvantage System Update ver.3
3.  New battery!
4.  Borrowed another charger from a friend's thinkpad X61 tablet


you've tried everything i would have suggested that you try..
it begins to look like the tech did something or the part was defective..
it looks like it is time to have the tech return..
Bill Morrow, kept by parrots
Sysop - forum.thinkpads.com
30+ thinkpads from 755CDV to S30, tablet 1 to X1C Extreme
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She was not what you would call refined.
She was not what you would call unrefined.
She was the type of person who kept a parrot.
Mark Twain

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