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Battery issues in W530

2018-04-08, 0:09 AM

My ThinkPad W530 has a docking station. When plugged in to the docking station, the battery won’t recharge and the system shuts down once the battery runs out. The docking station is getting power. How can I diagnose the problem? Docking station? AC adapter? Something else? Any suggestions?

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Re: Battery issues in W530

2018-04-08, 3:19 AM

"Docking station receives power" - how do you know?  If the light on the dock is lit, maybe it's a bad docking port on the laptop.


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Re: Battery issues in W530

2018-04-08, 20:15 PM

Thanks, Rich. I actually don’t know what the cause is. I can recharge the battery when I use the AC adapter that plugs in directly to the laptop. Any advice on how to tell what the problem might be?  Displays plugged into the docking station work but Dara w power directly, not from docking station. The keyboard won’t. Seems like the problem could be the docking station or power port that powers the laptop from the laptop or maybe the AC adapter for the docking station.

 

any suggestions would be appreciated.

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