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wiredout46
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T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

I just plugged in a brand new battery and it says that it's plugged in and charging but it isn't actually charging.

 

I've searched the internet and I've come up with possibly

  • the power brick not having enough juice to charge the battery. My power brick says Input: AC100-240V 1.5A 50/60Hz, Output: 20V --- 4.5A 
  • it being a motherboard problem. 

Is there any utility or tutorial on how to check to see if it's a motherboard problem? 

 

Any other suggestions on how to solve this issue or at least identify the problem would be much appreciated.

 

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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

If you have the possibility to borrow from somebody else - do a test on your system with another charger and another battery ... maybe you'll find the broken piece ...

 

W500 / T61p / T61 / R60
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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

I would love to, unfortunately I don't know anybody from whom I might be able to borrow a charger from.
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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging


@wiredout46 wrote:

I just plugged in a brand new battery

 


Is it a Lenovo supplied battery?

 

Cheers,

 

Bill

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I don't work for Lenovo
wiredout46
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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

The new battery is not. It is an Anker battery that is listed as being supported by my laptop.

I do have a Lenovo supplied battery, though, and that one experiences the same symptoms.
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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

If it was just an aftermarket battery, I would assume bad battery. Now, it sounds like a motherboard - either a fuse or a power transistor. Most shops don't do that sort of repair.

Rich


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If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

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wiredout46
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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

Is there a rather simple fix or am I SOL?
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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

I cannot be sure, since I cannot see the machine, but my guess is "SOL". You could look at the power manager on the battery tab, after selecting "advanced", and seeing if there is current being sent to the battery.

Rich


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Re: T61p "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging

I've seen board failures cause no charge and micro chargiing of batteries. The only way to be 100% sure without  extensive diagnostics is to try a known good battery, or test your batteries in a working laptop. I agree fixing the board would be costly, so  unless it's a rare board it would be better to replace it.

 

What model do you have?

ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.
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