X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

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X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#1 Post by ParatoOptimal » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:47 pm

I got this X60s two months ago. I had to wait for some pieces to arrive. I turned it on 2 months ago without a power adapter and the battery was green. I turned it on a month later with a power adapter attached and it quickly turned green.

Today, I connected an X6 Ultrabase and it blinked yellow.
I disconnected the Ultrabase and it still blinks yellow.
It's been plugged in for a few hours and it still blinks yellow.
Win7 says it's 99% available, plugged-in but not charging.
When I unplug it, it still blinks yellow.
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#2 Post by sarbin » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:00 pm

do you have the lenovo power manager installed? with it, you can check the battery status, # of cycles, etc.

sorry if you already new this.
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#3 Post by ParatoOptimal » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:17 pm

No, I don't have that installed yet. Win7 says it's plugged-in, 99% charged and not charging.
770E (relic not in use
3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
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Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:28 pm

X6x series batteries are often of garbage-quality...

My guess is that you need a new one.

Don't run the machine with that battery installed because you might damage the charging circuit on the motherboard.

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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#5 Post by ParatoOptimal » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:59 pm

Which battery/# cells/FRU should I look for on ebay?
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3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
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X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
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Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:04 pm

Look in the forum's Marketplace instead...the size is up to you...

Post a WTB ad and someone will come to your rescue...
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#7 Post by IvanAndreevich » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:25 am

ParatoOptimal wrote:Which battery/# cells/FRU should I look for on ebay?
Get the 8-cell one. You should be able to get a new or almost new one (original) for less than $50.
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#8 Post by ParatoOptimal » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:29 pm

Can I run it on the power adapter WITHOUT a battery in place?
770E (relic not in use
3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#9 Post by sarbin » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:34 pm

don't see why not.
some of my older machines run at a capped cpu speed below max with the battery removed. haven't tried it on any of my newer machines.
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#10 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:42 pm

It will run just fine with no battery inserted.

Way safer than running it with a defective one installed.
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#11 Post by IvanAndreevich » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:52 pm

ParatoOptimal wrote:Can I run it on the power adapter WITHOUT a battery in place?
The only thing you could encounter is if you have a machine which can pull more than 65W with a 65W power adapter. Very unlikely scenario, and the worst thing that can happen is a crash with no damage.
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#12 Post by ParatoOptimal » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:55 am

I have an X60s with a 20V power adapter.
770E (relic not in use
3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
Mac Laptop (Stored
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#13 Post by craigmontHunter » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:29 am

I don't think you need to worry, the most I can pull with my T61 is about 40 watts. The system will safegaurd against over-drawing from the power supply (but it will probably downclock i.e. my T61 runs at 1.2ghz on the 65w adapter w/o a battery (out of 1.8ghz))
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Re: X60s Battery Light Constantly Blinks Yellow

#14 Post by IvanAndreevich » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:43 pm

ParatoOptimal wrote:I have an X60s with a 20V power adapter.
I'd be surprised if it was anything else :mrgreen:
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