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05-24-2013

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Thinkpad Edge e220s battery not charging with "communication error"

2013-08-06, 3:18 AM

My thinkpad battery is not charging. It says "plugged in, not charging". Lenovo solution center just says "error detected" while the power manager says "communication problem" and gives no battery details except a firmware code. I tried battery firmware update utility but it says that there is nothing to update.

Battery is not getting charged and the laptop shuts down as soon as I take the AC adapter cable out. I have tried different AC adapters so that is not the problem.

 

I had the same problem with my old Thinkpad X60t and never figured out the problem (I tried multiple batteries and chargers with that laptop).

 

This has rendered the laptop basically useless.  Please help!

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Re: Thinkpad Edge e220s battery not charging with "communication error"

2013-08-17, 22:45 PM

Any suggestions anyone ?

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08-21-2013

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Re: Thinkpad Edge e220s battery not charging with "communication error"

2013-08-21, 0:59 AM

I'm having the same issue so hopefully they provide a solution or I'll be returning mine. The interesting thing is this didn't start upon purchase...maybe 2-3 months after. No updates, firmware, BIOS or anything else has solved the issue. I'm now told to get a new battery but I cannot install it on my own. I'm going to take it to a local repair center tomorrow so hopefully they can fix it.

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