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 notebooks aside from frustrations with charging.
Affected notebooks are in the Thinkpad lineup:
Lenovo has listed a diagnostic tool on their website, which can be found here: http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/batt/082009/LandingPage.html?lang=en#APPLYCOUNTRY
After running the diagnostic, if your battery is deemed defective, users are then provided with instructions on how to claim their free replacement