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Battery Problem I own an IBM A22M and the battery has been bad for a long time. I simply use it like a desktop because if i unplug it then it just dies. Recently I bought a new battery and it acts just like the old battery. If i unplug the comp it dies immediately. Is this another bad battery or could there be another problem? Thanks for any ideas

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  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    charged it for 2 or 3 hours and it does not have a test button on it.

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    it slowly lost its battery life until it was less than 5 minutes and so yes I am sure the battery went bad. Is there any way to check the motherboard circuitry or to repair it if it is broken?

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    yes lights come on indicating a charge and it stayed that way for the 2- 3 hours of charging

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    no, i dont know of another A22m near me to test it on

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    Yes, i get a flicker and then nothing. The power lights flicker.

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    bought it on Ebay advertised as "new"

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    if it is inside the laptop is it repairable?

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    also i recently reinstalled windows could it be a driver issue?

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    I bought it a week ago it came in the mail today. Already contacted the seller concerning it.

    What parts would i be looking for and how would i go about replacing it?

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    FRU P/N 02k6618 is the new battery

    FRU P/N 02k6614 is the old battery

    i bought the new one for 35 dollars

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    10.8 V and 3.6 AH

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    sounds good. so what I am hearing is that it is probably not the computer and just another bum battery. I am already working on sending it back. Did you see any good prices on batteries?

  • JonCasey Dec 12, 2008

    thanks you are a really big help!!!

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    Thank you, I cant wait to find out what a different battery does.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    All the prices I saw were about the same, 35 to 45 smackers, try to find one that has the longest warrantee if you can, also ask the seller if they have tested it, can test it, or even charge it for you, sounds silly but if you geta fully charged battery and it doesnt recharge then we know the problem.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    ok, lets get another battery, i know its a pain but im finding it unlikely it is the laptop, just incase I found a laptop you may be able to use for parts that is cheap. The auction ends on dec 17 and its at 3.99 right now. I found some auctions that have a good warrantee for the batteries, after you get another battery let me know what happens, send the new one you bought back, and we can go from there. That sound ok with you?

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    OK, on the old battery which I am assumng came with the system, what are the voltages and the mAh. Compare those number to the new battery. I found some batteries also, trying to match the the Volts and mAh.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    oh whats the model number of the battery? either one will do both if they are different

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    Lets get another battery first see if you can send the battery back, i am searching for parts now including another battery, I am thinking its the battery because you said that the charging light was coming on when it was plugged in right? in order for that light to come on it has to know there is a battery there, so lets go with a battery first, ill add another when i find one, or if you find one post its address so i can look too. Main thing I am looking for is the word tested. I know of a few shops that have batteries and I wanna see what I can find.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    driver issue is unlikely as the motherboard manages the power, if it is indeed the laptop it is repairable, provided the parts can be loacated. usually looking for a broken system or a salvagable system that has been stripped.of ebay. as for the battery its condition has become questionable, how long ago did you buy it?

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    Where did you get the new battery from? Just curious. I am thinking also that it is the charging circuitry inside the laptop, I wanted to eliminate a bad battery connection inside the laptop, since it is trying to come on we know that isnt the case, but before I say its the power management system inside the laptop we need to be sure the battery is in a good state.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    try this, put the the new battery in, with it unplugged try to turn the sytem on, lok for any lights that flash for a second or any sign of life, the new battery should have some juice in it at least enough to get a flicker.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    Do you know of anyone or do you yourself have another of the same model? Im thinking to test the new battery in another system and see if the system tyou are working on stays on under battery power by charginf the battery elsewhere.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    with the sytem off, and the battery plugged in and the charger connected do any lights come on indicating its charging?

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    Does the battery have a test button on it? How long did you let it charge?


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I'm thinking the problem must be with the charging circuitry on the motherboard. Are you absolutely sure the original battery was bad? as they generally deteriorate over time just giving very short life after charging.

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