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T23 IBM will not operate on battery power & won't charge battery.

I purchased a used T23 IBM laptop 1 ghz, running on Windows XP. When plugged in, the battery indicator lights up yellow, but when I check the power meter it shows the battery @ 0%. The detailed information shows the battery status Power State: On Line, Critical. The unit will only operate on AC power. I have tried using two differnent used bateries and even tried using a brand new one. The power meter does not indicate that the battery is charging. I have tried using the power cord as well as the docking station. As this is an old laptop, I am hoping there is a suggested fix that I can do myself.

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    Gar663 Mar 11, 2009

    I have tried using two differnent used bateries and even tried using a brand new one, so I am quite sure that it is not the battery.

  • Amit Sharma May 01, 2009

    I have the same issue, my IBM T60p is running fine on AC power however its not charging the battery. Its only 1% left.

    While clicking on battery details it shows that battery is in good condition and doesnt need a replacement right away.



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There is also the possabillity that the circuit that handles the battery charging is fryed.
in that case you have to use the ac or find an external portable power battery that uses the power input.
I have the same prob. used laptop, tryed a new battery and even took it in to a repaire shop. thats what they told me.
not worth it to replace the circuit board. it would be close to the cost of another used laptop.
cheers&aloha
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The battery has likely been charged one too many times and will no longer hold a charge. Buy a new battery.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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