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ThinkPad X230t Does not run on battery

Q: ThinkPad X230t Does not run on battery

My ThinkPad X230tSuddenly stopped working on battery and works only on charger plugged in. I thought the problem was with the batter so I brought a replacement. I replaced the battery with the new one, but it didn't work, so I thought the battery was empty. I connected the charger and charged the batter full for an hour or so till it was 100% charged, yet, when I unplugged the charger the laptop was dead. What could be the problem?

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Hello! I'm experiencing a problem with the BIOS/UEFI version 2.72 for the x230t model. The file isn't working correctly. When I try to install it there's only a message that "The BIOS directory cannot be found". I also tried the ISO image and it does not contain any data.Is there anybody with the same problem? Thanks for the response!

A:ThinkPad X230t BIOS/UEFI v.2.72

Hello again! Today I discovered the new 2.73 version of the BIOS/UEFI and it's behaving the same as the 2.72...   

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Hello! I'm experiencing a problem with the BIOS/UEFI version 2.72 for the x230t model. The file isn't working correctly. When I try to install it there's only a message that "The BIOS directory cannot be found". I also tried the ISO image and it does not contain any data.Is there anybody with the same problem? Thanks for the response!

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Hello
I have recently purchased a lenovo thinkpad x230 tablet from ebay. The seller specified that the laptop supports both touch and pen input. But only the pen works, the touch screen doesn't work.
After searching online quit a bit, I discovered that some models of x230t are only pen input (no touch).
But I don't know if that is the case with my laptop or is it some hardware or software problem, and I wasn't able to find any online documentation about the models that support touch.
My model number is: 3438-2S1, and my serial number is: XX-XXXXX.
Also attached is a photo of my laptop screen, if it helps in anyway.
Can anyone please help me?
 
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A:Thinkpad x230t - touch screen not working

That machine was originally delivered with a pen-only screen.

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Hello Friends,
 
I recently purchased a Lenovo X230 tablet PC (3435-24U) and I love it.
After MUCH debate with Lenovo, however, I think I have determined this: While the unit has a symbol for a light (either backlight on keyboard or thinklight on screen) on the spacebar, this particular model does not have that feature.
 
1. It's a shame because it's a great feature, and I hope my diagnosis is wrong, but when I press the function key and space bar together, I get no light, and get a symbol on the screen of a light with a circle/slash through it. Seems like no light to me, yes?
 
2. As a fallback, I see that X230 BACKLIT replacement keyboards are available for under $50 on the internet and wondered if any of you had any luck switching out a non-lit keyboard for a lit one, either by yourself or with professional help.
 
Any insight on either issue would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you...
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited for clarity and visibilty. Was: Thinkpad

A:Thinkpad X230T - backlit keyboard installation

I am in the same boat. Recently bought an X230T and thought I was getting a backlit keyboard only to find it is not.I found a vendor on Amazon that has the keyboard, and am considering the $35 gamble on buying it and trying it.I've tried decoding the FRU numbers that Lenovo uses to verify I am getting the keyboard I need/want, but those things have about the worst description ever.Otherwise I'm loving the machine.

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X1 Carbon 6th Gen - (Type 20KH, 20KG) Laptop (ThinkPad) on ThinkPad Pro Dock.  I have a secondary display (connected with DisplayPort).  When the battery is charging, the secondary display works properly.  As soon as the battery is fully charged (100%), the secondary display disconnects and goes black (no signal detected).  The power is still on the the display.  The only way to get the secondary display to reconnect is to unplug the power supply from the dock, then plug it in again.  Has anyone else experienced this? 

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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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I recently purchased a T460 with an Ultradock 90w and when the notebook is docked it only shows battery 1 (internal) as charging. Battery 2 is not being used but it is not charging either and it is very very slowly discharging (about 3% over the last few days). If I plug the Thinkpad into its normal power supply outside of the dock both batteries charge (one at a time). Is this normal behavior or is there something wrong with my dock?

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Hi to everyone, let me introduce my problem:  I live in Chile and I wanted to renew my 2010 Lenovo G60, so I bought from Amazon an 11e (not available here in Chile) and the only problem I am having is that the battery drops dramatically while it is being used (I take care of the battery with everything I can via Software and by using the PC with care), even though I have updated everything, the problem keeps going on. The Lenovo battery "doctor" says it is working fine and when I download the battery software updater, it shows that my battery needs no update. Has anyone have had this problem too? Thanks  PD: I forgot to mention that it is the one with Windows 10 and 128GB SSD (20D90020US)

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I bought a second-hand IBM ThinkPad T30 at the start of January. I bought a new battery for it a while ago, and I've had to get two replacement batteries because of problems. The guy who sold me the computer told me that you shouldn't keep charging the battery after it is already charged - what he means is that when the battery is fully charged you should take the power cord out and run it on the battery. Has anyone heard this before?

Should it be okay to keep running the computer on the mains after the battery is fully charged? Would it be all right to remove the battery?
 

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Hi everyone, Just wanted to report a problem I've been having with my Thinkpad Yoga 460 (core i5 6200U, 8 GB RAM - 20EMCTO1WW). After only 3 days of light use and a BIOS update to v1.40, I found that the laptop would only start when connected to the charger. In Windows 10, the battery gauge would show "99%, not charging" permanently. Importantly, the system does not seem to recognize that the charger is connected and thinks it is on battery. If I pull the charger, the laptop dies instantly. Also when I plug it back in, the charge indicator light flashes orange a couple of times for ca. half a second and then stays off, even when the laptop is on. First I suspected a software fault, and tried a lot of different permutations of uninstalling, re-installing and disabling the battery driver in the system manager, as well as the different Lenovo-branded system programs. The Lenovo Solutions app does always seem to display the same information about the battery, importantly with the charge cycle counter unchanged. None of it seemed to help. Growing desperate, I tried a different power supply (no difference). I also unscrewed the back plate and unhooked the battery cable. While then the system did not recognize the battery anymore, everything was back to the old, unrecognized state after it was hooked back in. I tried resetting the battery as recommended in this thread, but to no avail. I tried to downgrade to the BIOS version 1.18 (the one the laptop had bee... Read more

A:Thinkpad 460 - battery dead?

I don't recommend taking apart a new laptop that is under warranty.  You need to call support or return it

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Can anyone help me? Please. I've been having a hard time with my laptop, yesterday it works perfectly just fine. And then I tried charging it, it's not charging until the battery completely drains. So now it won't turn on, everytime I plug in the charger the power button just keeps blinking yellow light. I've tried removing the battery and pressing the power button for 30 secs then reapplying the battery back and the charger back but still nothing's happening. Please help me. My email is: [email protected] you're response would really means a lot!

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I have a BRAND NEW ThinkPad P71.  The A/C adaptor is plugging into the laptop and the green lisght next to it is illuminated.  On the screen in the lower right hand there is the Lenovo Vantage battery icon showing the percentage of power level in the battery.  There is also the system battery icon in all white showing the same power level when you hover over it.  BOTH icons display, "plugged in, not charging" and I have confirmed the outlet my laptop is plugged into is working properly to supply power.  When I unplug the A/C adaptor and the battery power percentage reduces and after plugging the A/C adaptor back into laptop the battery power percentage does not increase. I have also done what Lenovo recommends which is to unplug the adaptor, remove the battery, and re-engage BUT nothing has changed.  For some reason the battery is simply not re-charging.  Anyone else have this problem OR does anyone know another solution?  

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Hello, I bought a Yoga 260 about 3 month ago (i5-6300, 16gb ram, Windows 10 64 bit);I'm happy with the overall performance, but I'm far from working the announced 7 hours of work on the battery. 3 to 4 would be more representative of may experience, even in "eco" mode.Any idea how I could further check if someting's wrong, draining my battery ? Or would it be possible to extend the battery, or find a bigger capacity that would suit the machine, even at some cost (price, of course, but weight, or "foldability") ?Thanks for your advice.

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Hi,I am new on the forum. Sorry for my bad English, I am French. By now i am in India for some times. My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (on W7) is telling me that I will soon have to change the battery. Yesterday I went to a shop a little far from my ashram. The manager (looks professionnal) took photos of my battery, sent it to another man whose arrival was expected in ten minutes. 30mn after I gave my phone number to the manager. 21 hours later no news. So I search another option.On my battery (47+) it is written - ...Replace with same type only... - (and among other informations 42T4835 / 42T4834 (Part number?)). On this forum and I discoverd there are three categories of batteries for this notebook: 4 cell, 6 cell and 9 cell.I am lost: when I search on the shop (http://shop.lenovo.com/tn/fr/itemdetails/43R9254/460/D65CF46CB0DB412FA2E56C552E0D8A38#learnMore) I find another Part number: 43R9254)I ask you two questions:1. Can I replace with a different Lenovo battery?2. If you have answered "yes" which ones?Thanks for your answers.Jacques





Usually in Paris. By know in India till mid May.

A:Thinkpad X201 Which Battery I can use?

There are lots of part numbers.  Anything from an x200 or x201 notebook will work.  (Not a tablet)  They will be marked 47+ or 47++.  4,6 and 9-cell are ok.  I tell people to avoid aftermarket (non-Lenovo batteries)

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The battery light is blinking orange. It works on ac power. The power manager says that the battery needs to be charged for 10 hours or more because it was fully discharged. It also says the battery is brand new. I tried charging it for 48 hours and it still didn't work. I don't want to buy a new battery if possible. I got the computer used so I don't know how much the battery was used.

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IBM Thinkpad Series I 1200 (1161). Replaced the NiMH battery with Lithium Ion. Replaced the AC cord. When I look at Power Options, it says my battery is 3% charged. Won't run on either battery. Won't charge either battery. Will run with battery in or out. Ran fine many months ago with NiMH battery. Didn't use it for many months. Now the above problems. Any suggestions?
 

A:ThinkPad won't charge battery

You have to use the same type of laptop battery as the original battery. You might have damaged the charging circuits
 

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 hitoday i see this message(right image)when i disabled Battery health warningsbattery charging activated---this is a Problem ???---i update and uninstall driver's in powerOptions butisn't resolved---help me pleasewhat can i do?

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Hello, i have th following problem: My Thinkpad W510 won't turn on without the AC Adapter attatched, at first i thought a new Battery would solve this problem so i bought a brand new original 70++ Battery but the problem still remains.If I disconnect the AC Adapter while it's turned on it will shut down instantly. Since it doesen't even start with only the Battery attatched I don't think it's a Software Problem. Btw the Battery is recognized by the os it's full and status is charging. Any Ideas?

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I bought a Thinlpad R51 - 1836 BBU used and with no battery. I bought a new battery, installed it and the battery drained completely. I sent it back and got a new one and also bought a new power chord. The battery and new power chord worked fine for two months. Last week the battery drained completely again (while plugged into AC chord).

Again I bought a new battery (extended life this time) and bought a docking station. I am now faced with the new battery drains everytime I use it. The power chord does not charge it. The docking station does not charge it either. I would like some questons answered:

Is it normal for the pc to have to be ON for the battery to be charged?

Does anyone know if there is any indication that the power chord is plugged in while the battery is installed? When on AC only, it shows plug - When battery installed (on battery only or with AC chord) computer shows on battery power.

Do the external battery charger units really work? this may be my only way of recharging my battery if not through the pc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Gary
 

A:Thinkpad R51 won't charge battery

Hi gary

the PSU that plugs into the laptop, is it an original and does it supply the correct voltage and ampage, use the manufacturers website to determine this, i have seen many cheap PSU's cause battery problems on laptops.

the light configuration is different for makes of laptop having not had a thinkpad i cant answer that question, although im sure someone on here has.

regards
 

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Hi, I have purchared a new Thinkpad T460 20FM-S1G400, the first OS is Win 7 Pro, but when i install a new OS : Win 10 Pro, it recognize only 1 external battery, i'm try intall new power management driver and new BIOS but still same. In Lenovo Setting, it show : The battery is not detected. Try reinstall or recharging the battery to solve problem. Anyone help me this issue. Thank

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Hello everyone, I have a Thinkpad T420s laptop, and I'm suffering from low battery, it only lasts for 2 hours or 1 hour and half maximum.. I'm using this laptop for work and I need it to last longer. Any ideas how to fix it? Do I need a battery replacement or T420s battery is built that way?  So tired of walking around with the charger. 

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My Thinkpad T450s battery backup time was around 4 hours due to two batteries (one is integrated and another is on battery bay), but now, its backup time is around 1 to 2 hours. Would anyone please confirm how can i check which battery is faulty/reduced. With that please confirm if i change one battery so is it necessary to change another as well.

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I am looking to replace the internal battery for a Thinkpad X1 laptop.  the Model number is 1294AY2.    This is an older model with the internal battery.   The current battery appears to be a 4 cell, and I can find replacements online.  I thought I read an early review that mention an extended life 6 cell for the internal battery.  Is this an availbale part number? The installation process for the internal battery seems a little more involved.  Is there a recommendation on how to best do this without any permanent damage.  Is there an official repair manual that is available to the pulic? Since this unit is out of warranty, I assume that it is not a option available by sending the unit to Lenovo for service. I am curently getting about 3.5 hours battery life now, and the system reports 30,740mWh, compared to 38,920 rated capacity.  Can I assume that the battery has degraded by roughly 25% by comparing the 2 number, or is it a more involved calculation? Ideally I get 5-6 hours of life, and I am considering adding a "battery slice" instead of changing the internal battery. BATTERY 1NAME42T4977MANUFACTURERSMPSERIAL NUMBER472CHEMISTRYLiPDESIGN CAPACITY38,920 mWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITY30,740 mWhCYCLE COUNT-  

A:Thinkpad X1 Battery Replacement

Service manual and parts list:
 
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1_x1hybrid_hmm_en_0a60867_05.pdf
 

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Regardless of the fact that I am a comlete novice, I'll be diving recklessly into my friend's thinkpad 600 to replace the cmos battery. I know. It's not scud defusing. But I don't know anything. Can any one tell me where I can get (a) basic instructions and repair techniques / dos and don'ts specific to laptop tinkering, as well as (b) free Thinkpad technical documentation. I mainly just need to be able to get to the mobo and change the battery without ****ing anything up.

Any and all help appreciated...

Adam
 

A:thinkpad cmos battery

It should just be a matter of removing one of the covers on the bottom of the laptop. I think the cmos battery on those is next to the memory..could be wrong though, It should just be a matter of popping or sliding it out, and putting a new one in!
 

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Hello I am only able to utilize my battery for only three hours with standard usageand 50% brightness I have a Core i7 machine with 16gb ram CPU 6600 with QHD OLED panel. Can someone please guide me what could be the reason, is it a battery issue and can be replace under warranty? Thanks

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Assuming both are genuine Lenovo. All dimensions except height (which noone bothered to measure) - are the same; even if the 370 battery is slightly higher and won't fit without lower case modification - it's nothing a rotary tool can't fix. 370 battery: 15.28V 51Wh (FRU 01AV433)260 battery: 15.2V 44Wh (FRU 00HW027) Is there any particular reason why it definitely won't work? I'm really on the verge of ordering one and trying for myself, but I'm not sure how does embedded controller (EC) determine if the battery plugged is correct,  and not really want to waste time if the idea is doomed to failure because some technical quirk I am not aware of - hence the question.  Why: while 370 is newer, it has glossy PWM display which ain't bonded with digitizer vs bonded matte PWM-free on 260. 260's weakest spot, on the other hand, is poor battery life - larger 370 battery could definitely resolve this problem. I'm bored until newer Thinkpads are introduced at CES 2018 anyway - so why not give it a try, if there is any chance it may work.

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My computer will not power on with the battery in it. If I remove the battery and use the AC power, it powers up just fine. I always plug the computer in to use it and don't need the battery. Is it necessary for me to have the battery in the computer or will it run fine without assuming no power outages.
 

A:IBM Thinkpad 380D battery

It should be just fine with no battery.
 

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I've ordered a P70, it will be up to 3 weeks until it arrives.  In the maentime I'm working on designing a portable power pack for for using the P70 at remote sites (up to 6-8 hours cont. use) using a sealed lead acid battery and an inverter.  I may also run 2-3 laptops from this battery as well but they will be lower spec laptops.  I'm trying to figure out the power requirements for the laptop (P70), to judge what size battery I will need I am initally thinking an 80Ah battery, which is pretty heavy, I may be able to geet away with a smaller battery. I see that the battery that comes with the P70 is a 96Wh battery but the specs don't say what the battery voltage is.  Can someone with a P70 battery let me know?  Also what is the output voltage of the AC adapter? Thanks

A:P70 ThinkPad Battery 78++ Voltage

My P70 Power brick contains very little English -- but does clearly state "230 Watts, 20 Volts." When I power down today, I'll examine the battery label and report back to you as well. Hope this helps. 




______________________________________________P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM 2 x PCIe NVMe 512 GB Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock

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I am helping a customer to change a battery pack in his ThinkPad X1. The FRU we ordered is 42T4977.After the change the computer will not charge the battery. Entering Lenovo Settings application, i can see all the info about the battery and helth status is good. If i change back to the old battery all works well. What have i missed? Lenovo ThinkPad X1Type 1294-3QGWindows 10 pro 64bit

A:Thinkpad X1 battery change

when doing any changes inside laptop allways use disconnect battery method in bios first so it fully disconnects it then replace battery and connect a charger and try with new one this might be why new one isnt charging due to your not disconnecting old one propertly.

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Hi,
Sorry if someone had answered this question before but I'm new here.
I have an IBM ThinkPad T22 and recently experienced this strange problem: The battery works alright but it doesn't charge even though the LED blinking as if it is being charged and when the system was poweroff and I unplugged the AC adapter then the LED indicating battery was still lit although it was supposed to turn off. To really turn that LED off I had to remove the battery pack. I discharged the battery completely and it's not charged any more
(0% charged) and now I have to use my laptop as if it is a desktop (with power plugged all the time). I would be grateful if you have any suggestion since I believe that the battery is still working pretty well.
 

A:ThinkPad T22 Battery problem

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I have a BRAND NEW ThinkPad P71.  The A/C adaptor is plugged into the laptop and the green light next to it is illuminated.  On the screen in the lower right hand there is the Lenovo Vantage battery icon showing the percentage of power level in the battery.  There is also the system battery icon in all white showing the same power level when you hover over it.  BOTH icons display, "plugged in, not charging" and I have confirmed the outlet my laptop is plugged into is working properly to supply power.  When I unplug the A/C adaptor and the battery power percentage reduces and after plugging the A/C adaptor back into laptop the battery power percentage does not increase. I have also done what Lenovo recommends which is to unplug the adaptor, remove the battery, and re-engage BUT nothing has changed.  For some reason the battery is simply not re-charging.  Anyone else have this problem OR does anyone know another solution?  

A:Battery NOT Re-Charging for ThinkPad P71

Win7 or Win10?  Probably the latter.
 
Is the latest Power Management Driver (for 7/10) installed?  Power Manager (for 7) installed?
 
Barring a defective battery or some other hardware issue with your P71 (and worst case, it's under warranty so you can call Lenovo to open a ticket and get a technician to come out and solve your problem with appropriate parts replacements, whatever it might be), it might be that the software is simply deciding not to "charge" because of a battery plan agenda or Registry values set so that no charging is occurring (under software control) even though you've now tried to drain it a bit so that it really should have reached its lower-threshold to reactivate charging.
 
I recently learned of a Registry hack to set the low/high limits in Win10 to match the customizable values for the Lenovo Win7 Power Manager (which does not exist in Win10).  After installing this REG file Win10 battery charging behavior will work like it does in Win7 with Power Manager, meaning there is your own low threshold value above which no charging occurs but below which charging once again kicks in.  And then charging continues until the upper threshold is reached at which charging stops (thus avoiding charging all the way up to 100%, but stopping below it... say at 96%).  Curiously, Win10 seems to reset the primary parameter values of the REG file whenever a Windows Update is applied (e.g. overnight) or on other unknown circumstanc... Read more

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Hi all, having a go at updating the mother-in-law's IBM. Don't think its ever been connected to the net so doing it now.

Having a battery prob though.

The meter says its at 0% and critical but is not charging (I don't think) and if I disconnect AC power, it switches off

Any ideas/help???
 

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I bought the laptop 3 months ago. however, at full charge, it can only last for 2 and a half hour only. I tried reseting the computer. I tried the battery gauge reset through Lenovo companion but no use. your support is appreciated.

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Hello, * battery is replaced under warranty if full charge value (Wh) goes under a certain value?* battery can be replaced after warranty expires? how much does it cost? PS I'm a EU customer owning a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen

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I seem to find little to nothing on the X301 and when I put in my serial number it gives me a 2777 as that closes match. Everything I find on recalibrating the battery is of no use because it isn't on the machine I have. There is no power manager that allows me to reset the battery. Is there any other way to do this? 

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Does anyone know where I can buy an Thinkpad External Battery Charger for  Lenovo ThinkPad68+6 Cell Battery part no Lenovo 0C52862. I am based in the UK Thank you 

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Hi everyone.I bought a beautiful X61 with the bigger battery 2 weeks ago. It's working great.But I encountered a problem.Let me tell you the story.I downloaded Power Manager to learn more about my battery and I was very surprised by what I've seen.Manufacture date: 2008-06-26First used date: 2008-12Cycle count: 20 (now 26)I was very happy. But then, disaster struck.I realised that when my battery reached around 50-60% it would just without any warning drop to 20%, and it would take ages to charge, but when it reached 20-30% it used to jump back to 50-60%. The first time I've encountered this problem was when I was poking around in the BIOS.I thought "Well, easy fix, it's a 9 yr old battery, probably a couple of cells failed" so I ran the Battery Gauge Reset.My full charge capacity dropped from around 72 Wh to 52,42 Wh. So, I looked on the battery. And me being me, a person that doesn't know jack shhh about batteries I thought that because it says "NOM 14,4V 52AH" the battery capacity is "clearly" 52 Wh. (yeeeahhh. 52 AH! Not Wh!) So I carried on using my laptop. My mom borrowed it to play Solitaire, then my dad used it to browse internet. The battery had 60% left. I used it for I KID YOU NOT 5 minutes, just wanted to show my mom a crash test of our minivan, and boom. It started beeping on me, indicating low battery charge. The laptop went to sleep.I want my full charge capacity back. (if possible)From what I've seen my battery was not eligible for a replacement (FRU 42T4571, ... Read more

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Hi, I bought Thinkpad E455 (20DECTO1WW) on Dec 2014 and with in 3 to 4 months got battery problem, The Lenovo Solution Center software says the battery condition is Poor. I've contacted lenovo customer care and they were confirmed that it is battery defect and they told your product warranty remains 250 days, and its been purchased from Japan, we dont have exact battery for this model in india, better send it to japan for the service.  Fortunately, my friend who helped me to buy this from Japan, he helped me again took there and gave it to service center on Japan and they replaced the battery and gave back! The worst part is after they changed the battery, within the period of 5 to 6 months, now again the battery condition says Poor!  I'm tired of contacting them for every 5 months for replacing my laptop battery. Now the warranty also expired. I need a permanent solution for this, I dont know how lenovo selling such defective batteries/product, losing trust on Lenovo products now! Hope Lenovo help me solve this problem. Regards,Parthiban Shanmugam.  

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I have a Thinkpad T60 Type 2007. Unfortunately my battery no longer works. When I try and update the BIOS using the 'BIOS update utility' version 2.23 an error message appears telling me that I cannot proceed with the BIOS update as my battery is not fully charged (which I am obviously aware of). Is there a way of initiating the BIOS update without a fully charged battery? Any help will be greatly appreciated. APL

A:Updating BIOS on Thinkpad T60 - no battery

Hello, unfortunately there is no normal way to update without a full charged battery.  

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Hi, happy ThinkPad L450 owner over here but not so happy about battery. I've seen that some ThinkPads coming with standart slim battery which is not popping up from a body and also with additional big battery like i got in my L450.  So i want i slim battery which can stick in my L450. Is there any? If it is, where can i buy it?Thanks. Sorry for bad english

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Hello. i hope i have the right group here. i have an ibm thinkpad i1400 laptop with a battery that needs some questions answered. i thought maybe the battery was dead because i couldn't boot the laptop from the battery alone even charged it overnight. i decided to to take apart the battery and at least have a shell to fill the hole (didn't want to purchase new) before i ripped the cells out i checked the wiring inside the battery and cells internally and the battery tested at 9.6 v. (what it should be) so obviously the battery did charge and it is ok?? can anyone tell me where to go from here. is there something internal to check also. any help please TIA
 

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I have a z60t Lebovo  The battery has never recharged.  I can't use it without electricity. Never had any support until now so I just gave up.  Lots of frustration.  This is only a small issue.  Up to now I have just really regretted having bought this unsupported machine.  Hope life with Lonovo improves    Model number:  11S2P1126Z1ZB5P62GORXThe battery maker is IBM    I came with the computer.  I checked it is not one of the recalled batteries. I must be doing the settings wrong.  I would like to only charge the battery when I travel which is rare.  Otherwise, I don't want to use it.  I just took the battery off and docked the computer realizing that I don't need to attach the battery for daily use.  I have it set now for "maximum battery Life" under Power Schemes.  How could I set it if I want to charge the battery? Thanks,Ellen  

A:z60t Thinkpad battery never recharged

Firstly where did you buy this machine??? Also when did you buy the machine???? So when did the battery stop charging??? Leaving your battery unused for prolonged period is bad for it, especially when battery level is either 100% or 0%, long term storage of battery should be undertaken with battery charge level of 30 to 40 %.  

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My battery recently died (FRU: 92P1131) on July 23, 2013.  Upon checking therecall status located here:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=BATT-LENOVOI ended up running the automated checker located here:http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/lenovobatteryprogram.exeThe application informed me that my battery was included in the recall noticeand I submitted my shipping information.I received an email that same day (July 23, 2013) with the following information: From: <[email protected]>
To: <ME>
Subject: Battery replacement confirmation
Date sent: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:26:34 -0500
Priority: normal

This is a machine-generated email; please do not respond.

We have received your request for a replacement battery. Your confirmation number is 22622096. Please save this number for future reference.

More information about the battery recall, including instructions for removing your battery, may be found at www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram.

We apologize for the inconvenience. I tried to contact Lenovo customer support over the phone on August 13, 2013but was continually shuffled into different departments without getting anyanswers and eventually was hung up on.Once again I tried to contact Lenovo customer support via the telephone onSeptember 4, 2013 and once again was shuffled through no less than fourdepartments and hung up on again.43 days have passed with no update stat... Read more

A:Thinkpad Battery Recall Status

From what I remember, these 2 recalls expired at least 5 years ago.

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My daughter was given an IBM Thinkpad 600. I successfully charged it. It gives an Error 161 (among others), which is a dead battery backup. Not only is that battery dead, but it, and its socket, are completely disconnected from the System Board. Is there a way to know where it was connected? Is this a worthwile venture?
 

A:Replacing an IBM ThinkPad 600 battery backup

Try this site. It should help you out.

http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_ibm.html
 

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