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W530 - Turns on only with Power Adapter

2017-07-10, 14:41 PM

Lately I noticed that the laptop doesnt boot up (no POST screen) when I try to power it on with just the battery. It'll boot up after a few cycles of pressing the power button and attaching the power adapter.

 

Does this mean I need to change the battery or is this a much bigger problem with the motherboard itself?

 

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: W530 - Turns on only with Power Adapter

2017-07-10, 15:49 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

The easiest would be to try with a new battery, do you have friends/family/co-workers that can lend you a working one? A T430/T530 battery will also do...

 

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Re: W530 - Turns on only with Power Adapter

2017-07-17, 21:20 PM

Thanks. Just got a brand new battery from Lenovo store and still the same problem. Does this mean the problem is something else?

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Re: W530 - Turns on only with Power Adapter

2017-07-17, 22:13 PM

Sounds like motherboard power circuitry - either a fuse or power transistor(s).


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Re: W530 - Turns on only with Power Adapter

2017-07-21, 3:17 AM

On my W520 if I've left the power adapter plugged in, I now need to remove it and the battery to get the machine to turn on. Which it does, after they're reinserted of course. Could this be a "new normal" for a few years to come, or is it best interpreted as a sign of impending failure?

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Re: W530 - Turns on only with Power Adapter

2017-07-21, 12:14 PM

Thats an even more interesting situation. I updated the display settings in the BIOS to use Discrete Graphics instead of nVidia OPTIMUS. After this change, the system is allowing me to boot with the battery.

 

Not sure if this means a failure on the nVidia graphics or the battery or the motherboard is coming soon.

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