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What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-17-2010
Location: london uk
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

I have exactly the same problem and tried downlaoding the bios to a cd and starting up again but no luck.Do i just click on the link and ignore the warnings and I wont need a disc driver?

What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-17-2010
Location: london uk
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

same problem

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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎03-18-2010
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

You have 2 ways to update the bios.

 

1. Via the bootable CD.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74984

 

You will need to burn the iso image to a disc and then boot via the optical drive. It'spretty stright forward. Just follow the instructions in the link.

 

2. Via the BIOS update utility.

 

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/documen t.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74983

 

I haven't tried this method yet but I imagine you just download and run the executable file. Once again the instructions are in the ink and seem pretty straight forward.

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-30-2010
Location: Oakland, NJ
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

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Just received my X201 Tablet and have had multiple issues.  At first use the battery will charge to 100 % but then only indicates that it will last for 3 to 4 hours at the lowest power usage setting.  Once I have used the battery for a couple hours the battery will not charge beyond 35%.  In the hidden icons tray the battery icon states that (plugged in, not charging).  I have already had the battery replaced and I am still having the same problem.

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-05-2010
Location: London, UK
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

Thanks for posting this information, guys. I had the same issue and raised a call with Lenovo Support (IBM). They've organised to collect the laptop and return to base to fix the fault -- but if I can update the BIOS myself, that will be much more convenient.

 

Thanks, Neil

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-05-2010
Location: London, UK
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

antman0505, your post was perfect. I downloaded and installed the BIOS update 1.14 and now I'm fully charged.

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Registered: ‎04-25-2008
Location: San Francisco
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

NeilBenson, if he helped, give antman0505 a kudo!

 

Click on the star next to his post!

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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎03-18-2010
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

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NeilBenson wrote:

antman0505, your post was perfect. I downloaded and installed the BIOS update 1.14 and now I'm fully charged.


 

Your very welcome.

 

Geoff.

 

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-16-2010
Location: UK
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Re: X201t will not charge 8 cell batteries

Thanks Antman. I had the same problem with both the original and replacement 8 cell battery. Downloaded the 1.14 bios and solved the problem.