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HELP! Laptop not powering on and battery light keeps flashing.


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#1 techforcity

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:00 AM

Ok, so I have a Lenovo laptop and today it stopped working. When I go to turn it on, the battery light blinks 2 long blinks and then blinks quickly 26 times and then stops blink. I took the battery out and tried it that way because I know that sometimes it is the battery that won't let the laptop turn on.

I also tried different power adapters as well and it still did the same thing.

Is there something else I can try since the laptop is out of warranty?

Thank you!

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:27 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Can you please post your computer make and model number?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:32 AM

Hey, my machine is a Lenovo Thinkpad N500.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:57 PM

Here is the Lenovo support web site.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/homeLenovo.do

A copy of your owners manual can be found at this link.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-72145

Direct link to the English version of the owners manual.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pc...pdf/43n8230.pdf

Here is a page related to the N500 Thinkpad.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-72876

Here is a link related to your battery.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-71735

I'll be back as soon as I find out why you are gettting blink codes at system startup.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 05:33 PM

Ok I have checked the status lights you may be speaking of.

All documents I have found have indicated your battery light should have a different colored light status.

Here are a few examples.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...cid=MIGR-4PD4NF

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...cid=MIGR-4K4PWU

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-43015

So for me to help you diagnose your problem I would have to know what the color light status is.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:27 AM

Ok I have checked the status lights you may be speaking of.

All documents I have found have indicated your battery light should have a different colored light status.

Here are a few examples.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...cid=MIGR-4PD4NF

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...cid=MIGR-4K4PWU

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-43015

So for me to help you diagnose your problem I would have to know what the color light status is.

Bruce.


Hey, thanks for the response. The light status is orange blinking, and this is when I am trying to turn the laptop on. Tried different batteries, chargers etc.

What else is left to do?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:00 PM

Hi there am not a expert or anything but I had a similar problem which I thought was connected to the battery,laptop wouldn't charge or turn on,even went to the trouble of buying a new battery .It turned out that the power pin(the place where you insert the batteries leed into) had been dislodged from inside,and had to be soldered back on.
One of the tell tale signs is that if you move the tip of the battery leed back and forth a bit it will making a hissing or humming noise it may even crackle slightly....But I should think it would be easy and inexpensive to repair though.Also this is quite a common problem...

Edited by carpediem12, 19 October 2010 - 11:05 PM.





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