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Third party battery not charging

2014-08-20, 7:15 AM

I have an X230T i7 SSD model costing £1,700, acquired about six months ago. It's a great product as I work in higher education and the stylus based output and fast video processing makes my job a lot easier.


However the battery that came with the machine is frankly useless, lasting 60-90 minutes, and restricts my ability to work off lead.


Lenovo charge £90 for a larger battery, so instead I purchased one for £40 from a third party seller via Amazon. 


The X230T initially flashed up that it noted the battery was from a third party, and then refused to recharge it. I have Googled the issue and note that Lenovo have chipped their batteries to prevent third party use. 


I don't have an issue with Lenovo protecting their machines, but if they wish to do so then they should not charge monopolistic exploitative prices for their products. 


Does anyone know a way around the third party battery issue, or should I simply return it to the seller?



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Re: Third party battery not charging

2014-08-20, 8:39 AM

Return battery to the seller and order a new one through the official channels. Who knows what cheap crap they use in their batteries. You don't want your X230T to catch fire or explode because of a cheap battery.


In the screenshot below are all the part numbers of compatible batteries.


Kind regards,

Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider, Windows Insider MVP


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Re: Third party battery not charging

2014-08-27, 6:36 AM

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