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T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 6:23 AM

I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and the battery i just bought for it charges and the laptop can run on it or AC but the system does not see that the battery is installed. In the battery manager it will see the battery briefly if i plug the battery in then says theres an error. If i try to do a reset of the battery it doesn't see the AC adapter plugged in. I don't know what to do to fix this

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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 6:37 AM

welcome to the community.

 

by chance, is this a non-lenovo battery? also, which version of power manager are you using.

 

cheers.


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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 6:41 AM

it is a Morewer Battery that i purchased off of Amazon, and the manager is the latest one (i just ran the update 4 hours ago)

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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 6:45 AM

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it is a Morewer Battery that i purchased off of Amazon, and the manager is the latest one (i just ran the update 4 hours ago)


ok.

i need to go find it again, but i read a post tonight, either here or on another thinkpad forum i haunt, reporting that the newest power manager won't recognize/charge non-oem batteries. the workaround was to uninstall power manager and then windows just handles it. btw... what version of windows are you running?

 


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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 6:47 AM

i'm running Windows XP 64 bit i believe

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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 6:49 AM
but before i installed the manager windows didn't recognize that the battery was working period, and the battery charging light is constantly flashing orange
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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 7:08 AM

ok.

i'll keep looking for information. hopefully, some additional folks will jump in here to help out.


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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 15:43 PM

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but before i installed the manager windows didn't recognize that the battery was working period, and the battery charging light is constantly flashing orange

That's a defective battery. Return it before your charging circuits gets damaged.

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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-11, 18:06 PM

Had similar problem with T61 and newest version of Power Manager.  What is Lenovo up to.  Uninstalled Power Manager and it started charging.

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Re: T60 Battery and AC adapter not recognized

2012-08-12, 0:20 AM

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Had similar problem with T61 and newest version of Power Manager.  What is Lenovo up to.  Uninstalled Power Manager and it started charging.


If the battery is blinking orange when the machine is off and the adapter plugged in, that's a bad battery or a damaged charging circuit. Period.

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