10-14-2011 04:43 PM
I've had my i7 X220 for about 4 months now - using it every day, loving it. Today I had quite a scare ... All of a sudden I got the low battery warning ... yikes, it was plugged in! Checked all my connections, tried a different outlet, removed and reinserted the battery. Still no charge.
I had everything backed up, but what a pain - I especially need this laptop for next week's travels and photo-editing.
Waited an hour - tried again - voila! It's charging again.
My question - is there something in the Power Manager that disables battery charger if the computer gets too warm? I didn't experience any problems, but I was running a lot of programs simultaneously, and I noticed both the charger and laptop were warmer than usual.
I promptly ordered a spare battery and a spare AC adapter, but just curious if there might be something else going on. It has passed all the diagnostics and has been working okay for the last 4 hours.
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10-14-2011 09:59 PM
03-25-2012 10:41 AM
Revisiting this question. I continue to have charging issues off and on. Finally reached the point where my 65W chargers (have two of them) are very random about when they will actually charge.
Now using a 3rd party universal charger that seems to be working much better.
Am I the only one who is having major charging issues? I've searched these boards, and found a few issues, but not too many.
03-26-2012 08:20 AM
I would use the warrenty, seems like a defect either on the board or the battery chip. My X220 has had no issues like this at all.