T60 battery needs charging light on

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T60 battery needs charging light on

#1 Post by burns334 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Hi folks, my battery needs charging light is always on now when powered and the battery is fully charged, any ideas

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Re: T60 battery needs charging light on

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:23 pm

burns334 wrote:Hi folks, my battery needs charging light is always on now when powered and the battery is fully charged, any ideas

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Ok, well that english wasnt too good (no offense) but im assuming your battery isnt charging so your battery is probably so dead that it wont charge, you will have to replace the battery, no alternatives.
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Re: T60 battery needs charging light on

#3 Post by burns334 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:30 am

Folks, sorry you misunderstood my problem. The amber battery "low battery" light always stays on but the battery is fully charged and charges when the battery gets low but the amber light never goes off

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Re: T60 battery needs charging light on

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:48 am

burns334 wrote:Folks, sorry you misunderstood my problem. The amber battery "low battery" light always stays on but the battery is fully charged and charges when the battery gets low but the amber light never goes off

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You could have a short on the inverter board that is causing the amber light to stay on. You should remove the front bezel of your T60 and take a look. So it stays on for everything? Does it stay on when the laptop is shut?
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Re: T60 battery needs charging light on

#5 Post by TPFanatic » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:16 am

If at full charge the light is amber, that means the battery's full charge capacity is significantly depreciated.

See: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-62718

Your battery's full charge capacity is down to 5-20% of its original design capacity. You can run HWMonitor to check your battery's wear level. Looks like this: https://s4.postimg.org/rpmb3g1a5/Screen ... .15_PM.png

Your battery is probably worn to over 80%. You may want to replace your battery.
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