Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook ?

IBM ThinkPad - Possible Battery Issue

\015 1. I mostly use the laptop with the battery charger plugged in. It's been plugged in and makes a noise like it's been disconnected ad the green lights flash on the screen. It's also been making a 'whirling' at other times.\015\0122. It's been saying its charging, when you place the mouse over the icon, but in fact its sometimes been losing charge, shown by the numbers going down!\015\0123. I have two chargers and have tried both to see if this was a charger problem - I had the same effect with both.\015\0124. It sometimes says 100% charged then, whilst still plugged in, drops to 10%. When I check the charging icon at this time it will say its charging and will take 'x' numbers of hrs to fully recharge, then it take a fraction of that time to say 100% charged again.\015\012\015\012Not sure if any of this makes sense but at the moment it won't turn on at all as it went to 0% and I couldn't get it to switch back on again, even when plugged in!!!!!\015

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Some laptops have issues when you run them leaving the battery plugged in. Shut the machine off. Remove the charger, remove the battery. Hold the power button on the machine to disapate all of the residual power. Do this for about a minute. Put the machine back together and leave the battery out. Turn it on with only the power supply. If the problem resets, then your battery is at fault. If not then your charger might be shot or the invertor inside the laptop is fried. Time to get a new one (Laptop or Charger).
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