The battery on my 3 month old Lenovo X60 is dead and I am getting the dreaded notice in the power manager “Irreparable damage to the battery has been detected. Replace the battery with the new one.”
In addition to the message in the Power manager, I have the following symptoms:
- Battery Indicator light is blinking orange
- Power status says “Plugged in, not charging”
- Computer shuts down immediately when unplugged (since the battery is dead).
This is not atypical of old batteries that need replacement, but this battery is fairly new and has not been abused in any way.
I attempted a recommended BIOS update but this requires a fully charged battery.
I checked the March 27th battery recall, but my battery was not on the list.
Luckily, I found a comment thread in the LenovoBlogs under a post that is a few months old called “Power Manager.” There is a new string of comments that began a few days ago with other people having this problem. An IBM technician from Vancouver has joined the thread, identifed the problem and is currently seeking a solution.
So if you have found my blog post via searching for a solution to this problem… keep an eye on the comments on the tail end of this post’s comments: http://www.lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/?p=52.
I like having found the www.LenovoBlogs.com site. It’s a mini “blogs.msdn.com” and a good stab at corporate transparency and accessibility. The product manager’s direct phone number is even published there!
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