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IBM ThinkPad T20 - 0190 Critical Low Battery - Will not boot

My T20 will not boot up. Sometime it appears to have enough power that it shows the 0190 Critical Low Battery error then crashes. With another laptop I have confirmed that the A/C Adapter works. I've tried to charge four new batteries in the T20 but they do not appear to charge.

On another post a recommended solution for this same problem was to replace the CMOS battery. I have not tried this yet and I'm not sure if this solution worked for the other person.

Your help is sincerely appreciated.

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Re: IBM ThinkPad T20 - 0190 Critical Low Battery - Will...

I know what the error is what it is is a wire labeled "MAIN" has disconected to fix it you need to put the wire back into the tiny slot in right bottom corner of the right hole

i had the same error and just fixed it like 2 minutes ago it now runs perfectly

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Re: IBM ThinkPad T20 - 0190 Critical Low Battery - Will...

When you boot, do the lights come on briefly, then go off? If so, the memory may be to blame.
Also, try booting without the battery at all.
Let me know.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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