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T60 batteries - battery guru help!

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T60 batteries - battery guru help!

#1 Post by T60dude » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 pm

I bought 2 9-cell T60 batteries off of eBay for my 2 T60s. One was used and one was "Brand New". I looked and the seal was still intact on the 9 cell battery inside from 2006. Received them both and inserted them into the machines and I get a fast flashing amber battery icon. If I plug the battery in when the machine is on, it locks up the machine and I have to force a reboot.

I found the website about "jumpstarting" the T60 battery. I broke into both beautiful new batteries and no dice. Both still show the fast flashing amber light.

I really hope you guys can help me figure this out. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!!

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Re: T60 batteries - battery guru help!

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:01 pm

Welcome to the forum!
T60dude wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 pm

I found the website about "jumpstarting" the T60 battery. I broke into both beautiful new batteries and no dice. Both still show the fast flashing amber light.

I really hope you guys can help me figure this out. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Unfortunately, there's nothing to figure out. These batteries are dead and can't be revived by methods available to most users.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

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Re: T60 batteries - battery guru help!

#3 Post by T60dude » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:01 pm

I have measured the voltage on the cells at 10.7v so its like the controller board is not getting something it needs.

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Re: T60 batteries - battery guru help!

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:44 pm

The chip has "decided" that the battery is unsafe to charge and won't allow it. This is a known behaviour in *6x series batteries. It is not fixable.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

FlexView AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF, X60T

Abused daily: T520, X200s


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