Windows 7 RTM Battery Issues on LG Notebooks - Updated System BIOS for 'R500, P300, R405' available

“After you upgrade to Windows 7 on certain LG notebooks, the Windows Battery Meter displays the following warning message: ‘Consider replacing your battery.’ This warning is displayed even if a new battery is inserted into the laptop,” Microsoft informed via KB981200. According to software giant, the issue described above is associated with a code defect […]

“After you upgrade to Windows 7 on certain LG notebooks, the Windows Battery Meter displays the following warning message: ‘Consider replacing your battery.’ This warning is displayed even if a new battery is inserted into the laptop,” Microsoft informed via KB981200. According to software giant, the issue described above is associated with a code defect in the system firmware (BIOS) of a number of LG notebooks, including the R500 family of laptops. In this regard, “Consider replacing your battery” Windows 7 error messages can be resolved with a BIOS update. Microsoft underlined that this specific issue, involving LG notebooks R405, P300, and R500 was generated by faults related to the way the BIOS related information on the state of the battery to Windows 7. This can cause the “Consider replacing your battery” message to be displayed incessantly.. For more information, visit the following LG Web sites:

Download: BIOS LG Notebook R500 System ver F.20 | P300 System ver F.20 | R405 System ver F.20