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My Ibm thinkpad r52 wont charge. The battery has a very minimal charge left on it and i can turn the computer on and it start booting up for about 10 or 15 seconds.

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This could be due to one of 3 things:
Your battery could have gone bad. They normally have a life of perhaps 3 years, but shouldn't suddenly just quit. They gradually have less and less time between charges.
Second, it could be your power adapter. Get a voltmeter and take a reading of the voltage that comes out of it. Should be around 18 volts, If I remember correctly.
Third: It's the motherboard--the charging circuit in the computer itself.
So--if it suddenly quit charging, the battery is "probably" not the problem. Now rule out the adapter. Finally, replace the motherboard.
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