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Thinkpad a31 does not show ac connected when battery is in. Works fine with battery out.

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Hello,

I would suggest that you should try to power it up with another Adapter of the same type first,

If it still doesnt work, try using another battery of the same type to power it, just to be sure whether the problem is not with the battery or the power adapter.

Kindly keep me posted on how it goes so as to know the next step after this.

Hope it helps.
Good luck.

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I have an a31 i recently replaced the battery it works fine but when ever i put it for charging and disconnect it when it is done the battery meter says it is still connected so i cant get my real power...


Hi,


Im very sorry to hear that, please follow these simple steps for you to be able to isolate the exact problem.


1. Removed the battery.
2. Connect the laptop directly to the power outlet without using the battery just for the meantime.
3. Turn on the laptop. If the laptop is able to power on, that means that the AC adapter is working fine as well as the DC port. If the laptop is not able to turn on, it maybe the AC adapter itself or the DC port.
4. Try to use another AC adapter if possible, make sure that that AC adapter is working fine. If the laptop is still not turning on, the problem is with the DC port itself. In that case, you will need to replaced the Motherboard itself.


Hope this will help...Thank you for using Fixya...

Aug 29, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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IBM thinkpad, will not switch on, no charge light when plugged in?? no lights at all?


1. Make sure your wall outlook is good. Try a different outlet.
2. Test the AC adapter if you can with a multimeter.
3. Remove battery and AC adapter then hold the power for 40-50secs. Reconnect AC and try power on.
Hope this help.

Jan 04, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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WHEN I START MY IBM THINKPAD A31, I SHOWS THE IBM SIGN AND THEN IT SAYS 0190: CRITICAL LOW BATTERY ERROR SEE IF YOU COULD HELP ME. THAN.


Yeah it's a pretty common problem with certain ThinkPads.

Here's a good place to start if you wanna know how to fix yours.

I'd recommend signing up for the forums and posting your question there since you'll get a lot of specific support from fellow ThinkPad users ;)

Hope this info helps!

Oct 09, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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IBM Thinkpad A31 2652 wont switch on


This is bad news, the smell you have noticed from the ThinkPad is most likely caused by an electrical short in the power circuit and the cost of repair would not be a cost effective solution, a replacement motherboard may not be available because of the age of this model ThinkPad.

You maybe able to retrieve your data from the hard drive by removing the hard drive and connect to an USB hard drive adapter then connect it to a working computer's USB port. This computer will see this drive as an external USB hard drive and you can copy the data off this hard drive.

Feb 28, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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My IBM thinkpad a31 on works when i plug it in but i just bought a battery and it charges all the way but when it is unpluged and is on battery power it just turns off


How fast does it turn off? If it is within minutes, then the problem is the battery or the actual charging mechanism that switches from adapter to battery.

If the battery is fully charged and turns off immediately, get that particular part of the laptop checked out. It probably will need replacing.

Aug 10, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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Ibm a31 0190 erroe


Error 0190 means you need to charge your battery. Either your battery is not charging properlty or your charger is not working anymore. If the computer works while plugged in and gives no error then it would be the battery that needs replacing. If the battery is a few years old then you may want to order a replacement. The Thinkpad A31 uses the ThinkPad Ultrabay 2000 Li-Ion Battery. You can purchase a replacement battery from this website:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=02K6646&current-category-id=4364BD0F20B94413B5AD6E684D2848E9

If the laptop doesn't work while plugged in and you dont get any lights on the battery or power indicator on the front of the laptop then you may need a replacement. Depending on which region you are in you will need a different A/C adapter. You can find a list of different A/C adapters here.The A31 uses the 72 watt power adapters on this page:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4PJRRG#72watt

I hope this helps.

Nov 05, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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My ibm a31 will not power up


remove the battery and reinsert and try again
if post screen appear not os loading -you try with os owerwriting
if not call to technition
regards
prasanna

Mar 07, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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Thinkpad A31 2652


Sometimes a BIOS upgrade will cure battery charging behavior... http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-44450.html

Feb 16, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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Works only with AC power plugged in; battery is recently replaced


it is a loose or broken battery.

93% ? i think it's shorted out.

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