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x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 6:11 AM

I own a x301. The warrenty expired last Thursday (June 30th 2011)! Tried to boot today and noticed fast flashing orange battery light. Spend the entire day looking for fixes, pc doctor, battery managers OEM and Windows, nothing works.

 

I cant belive I have to buy a new battery. No one found a fix for this? Expecially since my battery has few cycles (I work from home), it says 100% charged detected by OS but not by the laptop. So strange! What can I do? What can Lenovo do for me so that I don't get burnt for bad hardware? ....

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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 6:58 AM

Is the machine booting? I wonder if a battery reset would help.

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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 7:38 AM
Yes it boots and is usable with ac cord. But CPU is not working at full performance. Seems restricted to 1.2ghz. Once I tried to unplug ac to see if it would see battery but it just lost all power instantly! Even though battery icon on the desktop taskbar said 100%. But all the while flashing orange on x301 indicators.
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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 7:59 AM
how old is this battery and how many cycles do you have on it? the battery only carries a standard one year warranty.

The only way to make the system run at full speed without a working battery is to get a 90 watt adapter.
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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 15:23 PM
Battery is original that came with system. So 1 year and a few days. 2777 CTU. Still charges to 95% of original capacity. Says fully charged. System just does not accept/see it. I also have a t60 from 2006/07 still has original battery and gives good battery life. guess I was hoping battery didn't fail before half the lifetime of the t60. Had a t40 before that and same thing never had any battery issues for years! I guess expectations on hardware/battery are lower now.
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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 15:32 PM
The funny thing is the battery stats says manfactured by Sony. years ago I left Sony laptops completely because of sudden hardware issues. Lol

Why would lenovo even source battery from the same company who makes viao. Sux
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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-09, 17:44 PM

Sony is one of the larger, and excluding some fire issues from one defective lot some time ago, better-quality manufacturers of lithium ion cells.  Just because they make computers doesn't mean they're selling Lenovo their bad batteries or something.  Toshiba makes laptops, they also make laptop hard disks that other manufacturers use.  LG and Samsung make tons of LCDs, they also make laptops.

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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-10, 1:05 AM
Sanyo and Sony batteries in the past had some defective battery batches, only Panasonic so far have a relatively good record of producing top quality batteries.

I think it is somewhat bad that the battery should fail just outside of the 1 year warranty.

P.S. LG, Sony, Sanyo and Panasonic are the largest battery producers in the world, most company source the battery cells from them. Just like LCD are sourced from outside manufacturers too.
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Re: x301: 7 days after warrenty expired... battery fast blinks orange

2011-07-10, 10:16 AM
What is this thread about again?
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