IBM ThinkPad T41

Posted on 2011-03-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

    I'm having an Issue with my IBM Think Pad T41 When on battery every little movement turns the laptop off. Ive tried to disable the hard drive protection in windows XP  but also occurs during Boot. Updated my BIOS and still happens. Doesn't Occur if Laptop is plugged in to the wall.
Question by:Computers4me
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rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 35057194
Check the connectors of the battery to the PC are fine. I looks as if they make bad contact, and if something slightly jolts the PC the contacts are momentarily disconnected, causing shutoffs.

Expert Comment

ID: 35057243
Try cleaning the contacts

Author Comment

ID: 35057378
What's good for cleaning the contact on the battery?
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Expert Comment

ID: 35057415
Clean your battery contacts. Clean the battery's metal contacts with rubbing alcohol on a damp cloth. Clean contacts increase the energy efficiency

Expert Comment

ID: 35057792
if the contracts aren't "shiny", use a pencil eraser on them; liquids will remove oil/dirt, but they will do nothing for corrosion.  Aside from the connectors, is the battery being fully seated or does it look like any of the plastic alignment tabs are broken, missing, or damaged?
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Expert Comment

ID: 35078408
Try using another battery to confirm where the problem lies.

Author Comment

ID: 35079013
Thanks people your great it was both the contacts of the battery and the battery itself when i cleaned contacts it worked but when i pulled out the battery a second time after the clean the contacts collapsed so i purchased a new battery and is working great thank all.

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