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The battery is not dead. It is not compatible with that BIOS level. Just
flash the BIOS back (the older BIOS are listed on the IBM site), and the
battery will work again.
Yes, I have indeed heard of this before. THe other option of course is a new
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> Upgrading the BIOS on my IBM T30 laptop killed the 2-month-old
> battery. Before the flash, it was charged to 100%, after it
> was 0%, and the battery won't charge. It may be relevant that
> the battery, which I bought from a company selling notebook
> parts, nowhere says "IBM" altho the order form calls it:
> 1 IBM Thinkpad T30 Series Li-Ion Laptop Battery ( 02K7050)
> Has anyone else heard of this before? I'm wondering if IBM
> added something to the BIOS to kill knockoff batteries, if
> this is one.