I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a Lenovo thinkpad e550 and i have a problem: the battery doesn't charge, the icon on the panel doesn't indicate it's charging, and in "Power Statistics" -> "Laptop Battery" state is "discharging".

This laptop hasn't been used for some months, if that helps. Any idea?

EDIT: I let the computer fully discharge. I was then able to charge it with no problems. Now I'm back at 100% and even if the power adapter is connected, the battery is still discharging and in the panel the indicator says "19:48 left".

  • Are you sure you have the correct power adapter? – David Schwartz Apr 27 '16 at 10:41
  • Yes, I'm sure... – andrew Apr 27 '16 at 10:53

Probably batery just died, there's no way that an os would lead into a batery not charging.

  • I'm at 78% right now, with 4:16 left... – andrew Apr 26 '16 at 11:05
  • I would be on my way to a shop... – sysfiend Apr 26 '16 at 11:07

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