Q: ThinkPad battery has low capacity or shows an "Irreparable damage" or "Battery cannot be charged" error message
A limited number of ThinkPad users have reported the following symptoms:
* Irreparable damage or battery cannot be charged error message from Power Manager or Message Center
* Low battery capacity, as indicated by short battery run time or sudden drops in the battery fuel gauge
Only the following ThinkPad Models and battery FRU part numbers are affected by this issue:- ThinkPad R60, R60e, R60i, R61, R61e, R61i, T60, T60p, T61, T61p, X60, X60s, X61, X61s
A: Run the Battery Diagnostic Tool (link provided below) to determine if your battery has failed due to this issue and qualifies for a free replacement. If the tool determines that your battery is eligible, it will direct you to the site where you can request a replacement. Lenovo is offering replacements only for batteries that have failed due to this problem.
http://www.lenovo.com/support/site.wss/battthinkpad.gif Battery Diagnostic Tool
About the Battery Diagnostic Tool:
* The battery must be installed in the computer.
* The tool requires an active Internet connection for the following reasons:
o To query our server for the current time and date
o To check for tool upd