IBM ThinkPad T41

Posted on 2011-03-07
Medium Priority
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
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

rindi earned 2000 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?
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users


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?
LVL 12

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.

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction For the past 15 years, mobility has been a top priority for employers, employees, students and all kind of people. Having more and more in your portable phone or "smartphone" is a priority and being able to work while on a plane, bus o…
I originally posted this Article Here (http://www.bestelectronicarticles.com/computers/software-troubleshooting/how-to-find-a-driver-for-you-devices-in-windows.html) and thought I would now share with the Experts Exchange community. Driver Proble…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 9 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question