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I reinstalled XP on IBM T41, now battery won't charge. Could this be Driver Problem

The laptop works with battery only and it drains the charge , however when I try to charge it, it won't charge. Works with AC Adapter only also. From Battery information I see that the current is zero and the wattage also. Let me know if you need more info. Please help! Thank you in advance!

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  • zavalov
    zavalov Feb 10, 2012

    Thanks! Yes, same.

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Sounds like you need a new battery.
It's not just a battery in a case, it also has a small circuit board inside to control the charging etc, if that's faulty it won't charge, or if it has dead cells in it won't charge.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

  • zavalov
    zavalov Feb 09, 2012

    Stuart,

    Thanks for your response! I tried three different batteries and they all work on another laptop, which is T42. I think T41 and T42 use the same battery, correct?
    Any other ideas, please?

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    Stuart Feb 10, 2012

    Looks like it. Just had a look on Ebay
    Here:http://alturl.com/5mf5h

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SOURCE: ibm thinkpad no power with ac power adapter but works with battery

If prior to this it works intermittently with the AC adapter, it means the connection from the adapter power unit to the motherboard was lost and this is a typical problem with the Thinkpad. It needs a re-soldering job and not something that one can do without a proper repair manual on how to open the laptop. Try googling your problem and find out if someone has the same experience and managed to resolder by him/herself.

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