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    Lenovo issues a battery recall for T410, T420, T510, W510, X100E, X120E and more

    Lenovo has issued a battery recall due to there having been several incidents of, well, fire with their batteries.

    Affected models are:

    • ThinkPad T410, T420, T510, W510, X100E, X120E, X200, X201, X201s Series
    • Edge 11, Edge 13, and Edge 14 Series
    • Option P/Ns 43R9255, 51J0500, 57Y4186, 57Y4564, 57Y4565, 57Y4625, 57Y4559, 43R9254, 0A36277

    The Reg have an article about it here

    The Lenovo page, which includes a model checker, can be found here

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    Thanks for this, we have about 40 Thinkpad T420s.

    Looks like i'll be checking laptops today

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    Luckily, with the little downloadable tool, it takes about 30 seconds to check a machine. Checked ours already.

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    Yeah I just did one laptop, it doesn't take long. My problem is going to be getting the teachers to hand over the laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasriel View Post
    Yeah I just did one laptop, it doesn't take long. My problem is going to be getting the teachers to hand over the laptops.
    I find telling them I need to check to see if their battery might burst into flames on their lap usually provides suitable encouragement...

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    Thanks Tony ( @localzuk ) - tried to give you some rep but telling me I can't

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