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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎11-11-2016
Location: US
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T430s ultrabay battery not charging stuck at 0%

I have a thinkpad t430s and I bought a new supposedly oem lenovo 43 ultrabay battery. When I insert the battery it is recognized that a battery was plugged in but it stays at 0%. I've tried all different combinations of reinserting it before and after reboots turning on and off the ultrabay in the bios. The CD / DVD ultrabay drive works fine, although since the connectors inside are totaly different I doubt that is relevant info.

What is the best way for me to figure out if the problem is this battery or the laptop? Or could it be a software issue...

any help would be hugely appreciated. One of the main reasons I acquired this laptop was the use of the ultrabay batteries.

Thanks

Palaeiil
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Registered: ‎11-09-2016
Location: CA
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Re: T430s ultrabay battery not charging stuck at 0%

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_use_Ultrabay_batteries 

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=16057

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T430s-ultrabay-battery-not-charging/td-p...

 

Take a look at the webs above. They may help, but from what I learnt try this step and see if it work. Take main battery out, put ultrabay battery in and plug the laptop to a charger. It will detect it as only battery and should now charge it, connect the other one and should still work.

 

If not go to BIOS:  turn off (disable) BIOS -> I/O -> "Ultrabay CD/HDD

 

So if your main battery is not fully charged either, ur ultrabay will never be charged, unless u change it to main battery. Smiley Happy 

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