Tue, 29 Jun 1999 16:31:36 -0500 (CDT)
I experienced the same thing with a Thinkpad 770 (no letter suffix). I
used the dedicated (left-side) battery bay exclusively. I left IBM just
after this happened and, as it was their computer, I don't know what the
| I've got a TP770ED, and I bought a second battery. It worked great for
| about two weeks -- then the new battery went dead. That is, after
| having used it for a few weeks, and having charged/discharged it (not
| fully) a dozen or so times, it would no longer take a charge at all.
| When you socket the battery, the thinkpad first says "0%", then draws
| the little left-arrow "charging" indicator for a second -- then that
| goes off, and it just keeps blinking 0%. As if it's saying "well, I
| thought you had plugged in a battery, but really it's a block of wood."