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I have an ibm thinkpad t2647. my battery needs to be replaced as it does not hold a charge and have been using adapter instead. initially, the computer worked fine. Recently, the computer shuts down after 10 minutes of use and battery does not stay charged. is the shut down due to the use of the adapter? is it a new battery that is needed?

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  • speakingspir May 09, 2009

    just did..will see how long it last...also has z surrounded by circle on keyboard and a blinking barrel (first and last light). also changed settings of monitor in control panel and powered down and back up but light still on.

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    so when the laptop power down but some lights on or blinking?

    whst is beez like one long three short or other?...

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    please take out the old battery using adapter power on the laptop see how long to use?

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