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FiXT August 14, 2009 11:17 AM

Lenovo Recalls Batteries in Thinkpad Notebooks
For those using Thinkpad notebooks, take note, Lenovo is currently recalling and offering replacements for batteries of the following models that report "Irreparable damage" or "Battery cannot be charged" messages. Apperently the number of units experiencing this problem is far higher than normal, but has not been known to cause damage to the noteb... [ Read full article ]

bojangles August 14, 2009 11:23 AM

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Poor Lenovo. Do you know what kind of batteries they are? Hopefully they're not Sonys again lol...

FiXT August 14, 2009 11:38 AM

Battery issues suck the big one :sad:

Details on the issue are pretty scant as lenovo is keeping a tight lip on it. Not even announcing it through a PR or anything - You get told about the problem if you contact them and that is about it. Hence the reason for story being picked up by new sites :bleh: Gotta get the word out.

According to Digitimes:

Sources from battery makers commented that the problem is likely a issue within the battery cells and so should not impact Taiwan's battery packaging companies since the defective cells were not provided by Taiwan makers.

qaz393 August 18, 2009 03:07 PM

this wouldnt be ibms first time. they had problems with the t40s series too and many other ones too

chrisk August 18, 2009 03:36 PM

Typing this on an R60 (work computer, with a battery currently removed due to issues). Still covered under the mandatory warranty we have at work, which includes batteries so I am not concerned.

Full Speed August 19, 2009 04:07 PM

Two guys I work with have R60s. One of them was complaining about battery problems so I should definitely tell them about this. Thanks for the news.

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