I have an eld Thinkpad x230 running linux/windows dual boot as a kitchen computer and it has been working fine for a good while. Sometimes I take it with me as a small computer and battery would hold at least 3 to 4 hours. However the power thing right now baffles me completely.
- When laptop is on battery - it shows battery is not charging (therefore it is slowly discharging - which I can see on Gui and with
- If I shut down, take the battery out, connect to power cord only - laptop is booting and running just fine. It just shows that battery is not attached (which is correct)
- If I boot it with battery in and power cord attached (as battery still has about 65% charge) - it runs off battery, despite the charging cable attached. If I disconnect the battery then, laptop just goes out - as if the charging cable was not connected.
The same thing happens with several different charge adapters and also with x230 docking station (i.e. power cable attached to dock).
How to explain this behaviour? And would it be right to get a new battery?
OK, I got a new battery and the same behaviour occurs:
- When battery is in - power adapter not recognised and battery discharging.
- When battery taken out - computer runs from power adapter.
It is as if battery does not allow to recognise power input. What could the problem be? I understand that it is some problem internal to the laptop, but can anyone explain it properly?