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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-09-2015
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Lenovo W530 laptop battery problem

I have a Lenovo W530, and recently started to have battery problems (70++ battery). It initially simply did not charge, but then started to give a popup message that the battery is only has a few % left (this happened when the laptop was plugged in).

 

It has now deteriorated, and it is not possible to start the laptop with the battery connected.

 

  • When I try to start the laptop with the battery connected, it starts the Windows startup routine, but then simply drops power (completely dead) within a few seconds
  • The laptop works without any problems when the battery is removed (not connected)

 

Any idea what the cause can be (and what to try to fix it)?

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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
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Re: Lenovo W530 laptop battery problem

Can you try running a battery gauge reset?
http://www.thinkscopes.com/blog/2013/04/06/battery-reset-procedure-for-thinkpad/

Not sure if the Windows 8.1 procedures are any different.

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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-09-2015
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Re: Lenovo W530 laptop battery problem

Thanks for the feedback.

 

I already tried - it tells me that I should connect an AC adapter. If I charge the battery in another laptop and connects it to the W530, it works fine. However, it does not charge. It continually shows the "charging" icon for a second, which then disappears (when the AC adapter is connected). 

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