01-29-2010 08:38 PM
I have a Lenovo Y430 IdeaPad laptop. Last weekend I noticed the battery was low, which was odd since the laptop was plugged into the ac/dc charger. I determined that the charger was bad, as the light on the power brick was not on, even though it was plugged in.
Ordered a new Lenovo ac/dc charger. While I waited for that to arrive, I didn't use the laptop as it was almost out of juice. The last time I looked at it, the low battery light was flashing and it wouldn't turn on, which I expected as the battery was empty. The last time the laptop was used, it was shut down correctly.
New charger arrived last night; plugged it in to the laptop and nothing happens. Battery charging light doesn't come on, nor does the unit boot up even though plugged into the wall with the charger. Charger is good; light on power brick comes on and I verified I'm getting good voltage out of the plug. Hard drive is good as well; I pulled that out and verified that it still works and all data is still there. I've tried unplugging the battery for a while, and plugging the charger in without the battery in the laptop and nothing happens. The unit acts as if it's getting no juice at all.
My IT guy at work believes the battery is shot, and won't take a charge. He believes I should purchase a new battery and believes that the Y430 can't power up without a good battery in place. Can anyone confirm that?
I'm just trying to confirm that it could be the battery, before I go down the bad power plug or motherboard route.
Thanks in advance,
01-30-2010 05:39 AM
he may be right but it may be not the only reason that your battery is dead. ( may cause something else )
try to remove your battery, plug into the ac/dc, and if your computer works fine, i can say, i'm sure you are having issue with your battery. and if you have valid warranty, don't buy it, ask lenovo to change it.
to learn that you can call support line for US : 1-800-426-7378
01-30-2010 08:45 AM
Laptop won't fire up using the power supply, with battery removed. I've been told that some laptops will not power up if a working battery is not attached.
Does anyone know if the Y430 can be powered up with the battery removed, using the ac/dc power supply?
01-30-2010 10:01 AM
01-30-2010 10:40 AM
Let's start from the top:
1. Power supply goes bad; stops charging battery. New power supply ordered
2. Battery goes to empty, will not start laptop.
3. New power supply delivered. When pluged into laptop, laptop will not start, charge light on laptop does not come on. Power supply is good and delivers correct power, as tested with multi-tester.
4. Current state: Laptop will not power up with power supply plugged into it, with or without the battery removed. Laptop battery will not charge.
5. Laptop not under warranty.
I am trying to determine if a bad battery would cause the Y430 to not power up at all, even with the power supply attached, or if I have a problem with either the power port or motherboard.
I am also trying to determine if the Y430 can be started with the power supply plugged into it, and the battery removed. If the answer to that question is YES, then I know my problem is either the power port or motherboard and has nothing to do with the battery.
Thanks in advance,
01-30-2010 11:05 AM - edited 01-30-2010 11:07 AM
02-14-2010 08:36 AM
My Y430 died two days ago and has the same symptoms as described in this post.
The good news is I didn't waste anytime and the laptop is shipping to the repair center now.
My concern - these laptops have a very low life expectancy. As a consumer shelling out $500 for this thing is there any options I have aside from just getting back the repaired Y430?
02-14-2010 10:12 AM
05-15-2010 03:29 PM
I also faced the same issue from last week. My Battery is not working. After 85%, it is directly going to 4%.
I am not sure what to do? If you have suggestion, please let me know.