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T43 will not power on without the battery installed and it will not charge the battery when it is. I can charge the battery with an external charger or another T43 and the laptop works fine until the battery runs down. Even though it is plugged in - I have tried several identical power adapters, including a brand new one with the same result. Computer works fine with fully charged battery, but will not charge it
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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try to pull out the battery and run the laptop on the charger...if the laptop starts, then it's an issue with the battery....else have the charging port checked out by a certified technician.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
I've run into this many times with IBM machines. The power management chip on the motherboard has failed. Unfortunately, you will have to replace the motherboard in order to fix the problem.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
there's only 2 possible issue with this problem and 2 solution.
Solution 1 update the BIOS.
(for DELL system's it will require that the battery still has at least 10% charge meaning that this solution is not going to be possible unless you have another battery that is currently charged. if so go here ) the BIOS version there is A16, if you have a different version you can update it.
Solution 2 replace the motherboard
if the problem still persist after going thru solution 1 there's only one step you need to take, you'll have to replace the motherboard for this type of problem. I hope you still have warranty for this computer, you can either have it shipped at the DEPOT or have an onsite come out to replace it.
hope that helps.
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Posted on May 25, 2009
Batteries have electronics data that software has to get to properly charge it. Newer lithium batteries maybe different. But apparently, you have a work around for a lengthy use of the new battery.
Posted on Feb 17, 2012
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