Lenovo is offering free replacements for batteries that do not recharge or suffer from “irreparable damage,” according to Lenovo’s support Web site. Below is an extract from the support website.
A limited number of ThinkPad users have reported the following symptoms:
1) Irreparable damage or battery cannot be charged error message from Power Manager or Message Center, or
2) Low battery capacity, as indicated by short battery run time or sudden drops in the battery fuel gauge.
Only the following ThinkPad Models and battery FRU part numbers are affected by this issue:
ThinkPad R60, R61, T60, T61 Battery FRU part number 42T4546, 42T4566, 92P1141
ThinkPad X60, X61 Battery FRU part number 42T4550, 42T4567, 42T4568, 92P1169, 92P1173, 93P5028, 93P5030
Note: This issue is not a safety recall and does not pose a safety hazard.
To check if your battery has failed due to this issue, you need to run the battery diagnostic tool on Lenovo’s support website.
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