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Thinkpad R50 Reboot problem

Have a Thinkpad R50. Running on battery, it boots up to desktop.. then reboots. This happens time after time. If I plug it in and use the AC adapter, it boots up and runs fine for hours on end. But I don't want to have to be tethered to a plugged in laptop. Help?

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  • dandylawn Jun 24, 2008

    I checked the configurations. I set them all to NEVER hiberate or shut off. saved the configs. Then, I unplugged the power supply. The battery charge indicated it was at 100%. I started playing a solitaire game and in less than 30 seconds, the machine rebooted. Plugged the ac adapter back in.. and it's still up and running 1.5 hours later.

  • friend_1778 Jan 05, 2009

    Did changing the battery helped?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    reboots on battery

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    hi i have the exact same issue with r50e anf 2 diffrent batteries.

    any progress?

    thanks,

    avishay.

  • Neal Brown May 11, 2010

    Have you checked your 'power configuration' when on battery? You should be able to access all of the different configurations while on A/C power so you're not fighting the rebooting mess.



    It could be that the system is set to hibernate or whatever after SX number of minutes of inactivity, and it is making it look like a full reboot.

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Try a different battery. Then come back.

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