lap top no power

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  1. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    I have an IBM think pad type 1871-22u ,battery dead,power cord works.
    Will not switch on,anyone have an idea.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. Cookie

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    I guess you tried taking out the battery and just try using the power cable right? You probably did, but, I thought I would run it by you, just in case.
  3. plumbingskool

    plumbingskool Retired Tradesman

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    Get a new battery:)
  4. Cookie

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    That is probably right, and you got to know this, that would had been the last thing I would had thought of, lol. A new battery. :) Good reply.
    I am thinking internal dealings, parts, etc.
  5. cwhyu2

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    I have two lap top before this one that ran the power cord with a dead battery.
    It is a T43 and was a freebee just trying to see if I can fix something I have
    no buissiness working on,but I do like a challange.
    Thanks
    Clay
  6. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Some laptops will not work without a battery installed - dead or not, Weird - but I guess the contacts finish a circuit
    Possible some will not work without a working battery
    Or one of the contacts is messed up on the battery & the circuit is not complete
  7. cwhyu2

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    stupid machine is only 2 yrs old will look into new battery.
    on a site now trying to trouble shoot.
    Thanks again.
  8. Cookie

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    Clay, what about a warranty? Do you have a warranty maybe, you forgot you had? I bought the warranty with my laptop and honesty, I would probably forget I had it. Plus, their was something else, I wanted to tell you, I can't remember...

    OH, I was talking to someone today whose computer is down too, and I said, " you know why you can't fix it?" He was laughing and I was laughing, he said, " yeah, because I don't know how." ha ha ha ha...

    I added, " well.... yeaaaaah, but also, cause you are over 50!" You need to be a kid to fix these things. :p
  9. cwhyu2

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    Cookie,You can always make make me smile,but no warrenty and it is just
    something to play with when I get bored.:)
  10. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    The IBM Think Pads can run with out the batteries. It is pretty common for where the power cord plugs into the laptop to break away from the motherboard.

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  11. cwhyu2

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    Thanks Ron will look into that,get to take it apart again yee haw.:D
  12. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Its a poor design on lots of laptops. The cord gets stressed at angles and breaks that part free, also seen where the inside connections in that block are just worn or bent in such a way it caused trouble as well.

    I have many of friends that bring me their broken electronics to fix for them.
  13. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    It may have locked up in hibernation mode.

    Take the power cord out and take the battery out.

    Leave it a few minutes.

    Put the battery back in and put the power cord back in.

    Presto.
  14. cwhyu2

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    I tried that no luck.
    thanks for the reply.
  15. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    A 3 Lb. hammer properly applied can cure anything...
  16. cwhyu2

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    At that point now!
  17. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    laptop

    I would not invest in a new battery for it until I knew it was going to work.
  18. Redwood

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    There is an internal battery that keeps things going like the clock etc.
    It is a button type battery mounted on one of the boards...

    When this dies the laptop will not start even with a power cord attached and a good battery...

    Many laptops will run fine off the power cord with a dead battery...
  19. cwhyu2

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    Yep,tried that too,It is now scrap.
    Thanks for info.
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