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My ibm laptop contionusly beeps and says power scource is battery,when i press esc, it boots normally and shuts down in about 15 mins to half an hour

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Either:
A. Bad battery
Or
B Bad power supply.

Sounds like the battery isnt charging correctly , the beeping is warning you it is running out of power.

Take the battery out , and boot normally with the ac adapter.

Does it work?

If yes, Get new battery. about 70-90 dollars.

If no. Get new ac adapter. 20-40 dollars.

links to parts

http://www.nextag.com/ibm-a21m-battery/search-html

http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buyer/OutPDir.jsp?search=ibm+a21m+ac+adapter&x=0&y=0

http://www.laptopuniverse.com/product/02K6496-Laptop-Notebook-Power-Supply-AC-Adapter-For-IBM-Lenovo-Thinkpad-A21M-16V-60W-Part-02K6496/LU/36124/productDetails.html


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