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Z60t laptop won't work with new battery

My laptop wasn't working with its original (2 year old) battery, so I bought a new one. Charged to 100%. Battery info says it's in good condition. When I unplug the AC adaptor, the laptop shuts off.

What's wrong?
ank you for any help!
Deb

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  • debK123 Aug 20, 2008

    Thanks for the advice, though I have no idea what "flash the bios" means! : ) Nor do I have an ohm meter.



    What seems to have worked was a tip I found elsewhere to find a small piece of hard plastic above the battery contacts (in the laptop) and poke it in a little bit. I have no idea WHY that worked, but it did.

    Good luck to anyone else with this problem.

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This could be a couple of things. Start by checking the power supply with an ohm meter for the proper output. 1 volt over or under will need a supply replacement. The system could have glitched by being ran with a bad battery. Go to IBM's support site, download the bios or any updated bios version, and flash the bios. If this doesn't correct the problem, then it's going to be a failure with the power management system on the motherboard. You can take it in for a diagnostics to find the exact problem area, but most likely they will tell you motherboard replacement. Motherboard replacement is generally the only option with a failed power management system

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