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Old 09-11-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hello people. First of all i apologize for my english.

I have a ibm Thinkpad T60 that no longer works througth the battery.
Everytime that i start up the PC using the battery, it doesn't work.
If i start the PC up with the battery in and the AC adapter it works, but the light indicating the battery doesn't stop blinking yellow and faster than when the battery is low.
If i start the PC up without the battery, only with the AC adapter, it work's and the light doesn't blink.
When i start up the PC with the battery and the AC adapter, and go to the power management, i see that the battery has 1% of power left, the status of the battery is "not active" or "no activity", and the battery health is fair, with a yellow battery icon besides.

Does anyone knows how to solve my problem?

Cause you got to know, please, this is my only PC and i'm needing it so much for school projects.

Thanks.

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Test your battery in a similar laptop. If it behaves the same, then you might consider getting a new one. If not, start by cleaning the terminals of the battery.

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Old 09-11-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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Is there any chance that it might be a software problem like the microcontroller of the battery, that i might solve with just an update of drivers or something? Is that i don't know anyone with a computer similar to mines. But i will try.
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I am not so sure about the microcontroller thing... but I am very much positive this is hardware issue.

If you want to validate if this is driver related, power ON without the HDD attached and see if you still get the blinking of the LED. Go into BIOS settings and leave it there for like an hour to see if your battery would take on a charge.

Another way is to run a different operating system (i.e. linux live CD such as Knoppix, Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS). Check the power/battery properties or observe if the LED still keeps on blinking as you had previously described.

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Use also PC Doctor. I believe you can get this from IBM website.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-56222
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I must agree with you, there's nothing i can do about my battery, it's wothless. I'll buy anotherone, almost 200$ to spend.

Thanks bro.

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I was certain that there was a free recall on that model battery.
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Lenovo is currently offering free-of-charge replacement batteries due to two unrelated battery recalls. You may click here to determine if your battery has been recalled. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries.

For additional information on both battery recalls, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the systems and part numbers affected, click below.



Details on the March 1, 2007 battery recall
On March 1, 2007, Lenovo voluntarily recalled approximately 205,000 9-cell lithium-ion batteries. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between November 2005 and February 2007.

View March 1, 2007 battery recall FAQs.

Lenovo sold the batteries with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries on the models listed below.

ThinkPad R60 and R60e Series
ThinkPad T60 and T60p Series
ThinkPad Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series
These models may have shipped with either 6-cell or 9-cell batteries; only the 9-cell batteries with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled.

If your battery part number is FRU P/N 92P1131, use either Option 1 or Option 2 below to verify your battery part number and order a replacement battery.

Until a replacement for a recalled battery arrives, if you intend to transport your ThinkPad notebook PC or use it in a manner that may subject it to a strong external impact, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.




Details on the September 28, 2006 battery recall
On September 28, 2006, Lenovo and IBM Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, announced the voluntary recall of 526,000 lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corporation.

View September 28, 2006 battery recall FAQs.

IBM and Lenovo sold these Sony batteries in the systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006.

ThinkPad R51e, R52, R60, R60e
ThinkPad T43, T43p, T60, T60p
ThinkPad X60, X60s
Customers who ordered additional batteries or received replacement batteries for the systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006 should also check the battery bar code number to determine if their battery is being recalled.

ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51
ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p
Note: The table below lists the battery part numbers (P/N) of the Sony batteries affected by the recall. SOME of the batteries with these part numbers are being recalled, NOT ALL of them. If your battery part number matches any of the ASM P/N or FRU P/N listed, you must use either Option 1 or Option 2 below to determine whether your battery is being recalled.


ASM P/N FRU P/N
92P1072 92P1073
92P1088 92P1089
92P1142 92P1141
92P1170 92P1169, 93P5028
92P1174 92P1173, 93P5030

Until a replacement for a recalled battery arrives, to continue using your ThinkPad notebook PC safely, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.



Lenovo apologizes for the inconvenience caused by these issues. Shipment of quality products always has been and continues to be the foremost concern.

You can determine if your battery is included in either of these recalls by using our automated solution (Option 1) or by manually entering your battery bar code number (Option 2).

Both options allow you to order your replacement battery online or by calling your local Customer Support Center.



Option 1: Use our automated solution
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Option 2: Manually enter your battery part number
To use this method, you must find the specific battery bar code number printed on the back of your battery. (See the illustration below.) If your battery is included in either recall, your battery replacement options will display.


In order to view the battery bar code number, you must remove the battery.

Battery removal and installation instructions ThinkPad R51e, and R52 systems
ThinkPad R60 and R60e systems
ThinkPad T43, and T43p systems
ThinkPad T60 systems
ThinkPad X60 and X60s systems
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After you have found your battery bar code number, enter it in the Battery bar code number entry box below. Your battery replacement options will display.
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If you require further assistance, call your local Customer Support Center.


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Print this page so you can follow these instructions as the automated solution runs.
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The automated solution will gather the information necessary to determine if your battery is affected by the recall. Once it has completed this task, your default browser will display. The page that appears will tell you whether or not your battery needs to be replaced. If it does, your battery replacement options will display.



Instructions for uninstalling the automated solution
Note: Uninstalling the automated solution is optional.


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Launch Windows 2000. Log in as a user with Administrator authority.
Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Select Lenovo Battery Program.
Click Remove.
Restart the system.
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Launch Windows XP. Log in as a user with Administrator authority.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:25 AM   #7
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Put you t60 battery in another similar notebook, if the problem haven't fixed, I'm affrad you must be change a new ibm Thinkpad T60 battery . if the battery work normal, clear the battery bolt.

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