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T430 not operating on battery

2016-05-31, 15:38 PM

Hello Guys,

I got myself a T430, that runs fine while connected to the charger. However, when unplugged it immediately turns off. I suspected the battery to be dead, but I put it into a different shell and the battery is fully charged.

I also checked if the power connector could be damaged, but then it wouldn't power the laptop and charge the battery. Also it's not the "battery connected, not charging issue". There are no issues, as long the machine is connected to the power cord.

Any idea, which part might be casuising it, so I could look for a replacement? Also non-hw suggestions are welcome

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Re: T430 not operating on battery

2016-05-31, 16:28 PM

You can try this and fix your problem :

 

Shutdown
Remove Battery and AC
Hold Power button for 60 seconds
Insert Battery and AC
Start!

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Re: T430 not operating on battery

2016-05-31, 18:38 PM

Nope, this does not help.

 

I just compared two shells and noticed one difference. The battery contacts in the battery slot are like this: 5 golden, 1 black, 2 golden.

 

On the lkaptop which does not run on battery, the black one ius missing (brokjen off), so my question now is, if this could be the cause. But personally I think it's just a space holder and shouldn't matter, whether it is there.

Any experience or details on the battery connector?

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Re: T430 not operating on battery

2016-05-31, 20:15 PM

It is just a spacer, but my guess is that it broke off for a reason.  If it was hit or damaged, the battery connectors may have gotten shorted.  There is a fuse (7 amp???) near the battery connector.  If that fuse is blown, it will act as you have described.


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