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cwhyu2
05-17-2009, 12:06 PM
I have an IBM think pad type 1871-22u ,battery dead,power cord works.
Will not switch on,anyone have an idea.
Thanks for any help.

Cookie
05-17-2009, 03:22 PM
I guess you tried taking out the battery and just try using the power cable right? You probably did, but, I thought I would run it by you, just in case.

plumbingskool
05-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Get a new battery:)

Cookie
05-17-2009, 03:38 PM
That is probably right, and you got to know this, that would had been the last thing I would had thought of, lol. A new battery. :) Good reply.
I am thinking internal dealings, parts, etc.

cwhyu2
05-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Get a new battery:)

I have two lap top before this one that ran the power cord with a dead battery.
It is a T43 and was a freebee just trying to see if I can fix something I have
no buissiness working on,but I do like a challange.
Thanks
Clay

Scuba_Dave
05-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Some laptops will not work without a battery installed - dead or not, Weird - but I guess the contacts finish a circuit
Possible some will not work without a working battery
Or one of the contacts is messed up on the battery & the circuit is not complete

cwhyu2
05-17-2009, 06:04 PM
stupid machine is only 2 yrs old will look into new battery.
on a site now trying to trouble shoot.
Thanks again.

Cookie
05-17-2009, 06:32 PM
Clay, what about a warranty? Do you have a warranty maybe, you forgot you had? I bought the warranty with my laptop and honesty, I would probably forget I had it. Plus, their was something else, I wanted to tell you, I can't remember...

OH, I was talking to someone today whose computer is down too, and I said, " you know why you can't fix it?" He was laughing and I was laughing, he said, " yeah, because I don't know how." ha ha ha ha...

I added, " well.... yeaaaaah, but also, cause you are over 50!" You need to be a kid to fix these things. :p

cwhyu2
05-17-2009, 06:41 PM
Cookie,You can always make make me smile,but no warrenty and it is just
something to play with when I get bored.:)

SewerRatz
05-17-2009, 07:42 PM
The IBM Think Pads can run with out the batteries. It is pretty common for where the power cord plugs into the laptop to break away from the motherboard.

cwhyu2
05-17-2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks Ron will look into that,get to take it apart again yee haw.:D

SewerRatz
05-18-2009, 06:49 AM
Its a poor design on lots of laptops. The cord gets stressed at angles and breaks that part free, also seen where the inside connections in that block are just worn or bent in such a way it caused trouble as well.

I have many of friends that bring me their broken electronics to fix for them.

Ian Gills
05-18-2009, 06:49 AM
It may have locked up in hibernation mode.

Take the power cord out and take the battery out.

Leave it a few minutes.

Put the battery back in and put the power cord back in.

Presto.

cwhyu2
05-18-2009, 07:10 AM
It may have locked up in hibernation mode.

Take the power cord out and take the battery out.

Leave it a few minutes.

Put the battery back in and put the power cord back in.

Presto.
I tried that no luck.
thanks for the reply.

Redwood
05-19-2009, 06:52 AM
A 3 Lb. hammer properly applied can cure anything...

cwhyu2
05-19-2009, 08:02 AM
A 3 Lb. hammer properly applied can cure anything...

At that point now!

hj
06-10-2009, 07:09 AM
I would not invest in a new battery for it until I knew it was going to work.

Redwood
06-10-2009, 09:44 AM
There is an internal battery that keeps things going like the clock etc.
It is a button type battery mounted on one of the boards...

When this dies the laptop will not start even with a power cord attached and a good battery...

Many laptops will run fine off the power cord with a dead battery...

cwhyu2
06-10-2009, 01:13 PM
There is an internal battery that keeps things going like the clock etc.
It is a button type battery mounted on one of the boards...

When this dies the laptop will not start even with a power cord attached and a good battery...

Many laptops will run fine off the power cord with a dead battery...
Yep,tried that too,It is now scrap.
Thanks for info.

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Cookie
06-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Done, plus, I wanted to tell you something Clay about my laptop hiberating at will and staying in that mode to the point where I had to reboot.

Well, mine is still under warranty and I called tech support and I had to type in a command prompt because for some unknown reason, my laptop was not recognizing it anymore.

This is what I typed in, if this happens to you,
(where you do a command prompt, go to, run and type 1CO, hit enter then a black box will open and type in this command:

powerCFG-DEVICEQUERY wake_from_any

then, hit enter.

cwhyu2
06-16-2009, 05:46 PM
Thanks Cookie,I donated it to crayons to computers which is a local program
that helps teachers in our area with supplies and more. I hope they get
something out of it. :)

Cookie
06-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Well, it did it again. Mine might be joining yours.