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Battery won't charge

I am using an IBM-T30. I am running Windows XP SP2. My computer is basically working fine except for one thing. The battery won't charge. The driver that is responsible for that is working fine. I assume that the Ac adapter is working fine seeing that it is powering my machine right now. Does anyone at fixya have any solutions.

Note: When I place the battery in the computer, the battery icon on the keyboard starts flashing. This should mean that the battery is charging but it isn't. Help.....Please??

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  • Bum Bam Feb 27, 2009

    When I looked in the power section everything was working fine. Can you offer any other solutions?

  • Bum Bam Feb 27, 2009

    Additionally, I should add that one day I was using my computer and it suddenly froze. I turned it off. When I tried to start it up it gave me an "1802" error message about the PCI card. The laptop was inactive for about 2 months then I removed the PCI card and placed in back in the computer. After that, the battery hasn't charged once. The battery used to charge up well before the PCI incident. Any solutions??

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Trying seeing the status of it in the bios! that usually tells you if the battery is faulty


it might make you caliibrate the battery to!


or it might not see it all which means its bad!

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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