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Problem with battery not shutting down (reposted)

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#1 mamameeya


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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:52 PM

I have an IBM X60 laptop. I replaced the battery and now have this problem whereby the laptop does not do a safety shutdown when it runs out of battery - it simply cuts out (as your TV would if you were to suddenly unplug it).

Is there anything I can do to change this?

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#2 BeachBumLI


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:15 PM

Hi mamameeya,

It's possible the setting just needs to be changed in your power settings.

Open up control panel > power options.

Click on the "Alarms" tab on top.

Click on the "Alarm Action" button underneath critical battery alarm. Here you will have the option of having the computer hibernate, stand by, or shutdown completely. There is also the option to force Windows to shutdown any open programs in order to shutdown.

To prevent loss of data on things you are working on, I suggest setting the low level alarm a few % higher than the critical to allow yourself enough time to either save data, or plug in to AC power before the computer shuts itself down.
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#3 PolaBar


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:50 PM

Was the replacement an IBM battery or a generic brand replacement?

sometimes the generic replacements won't play nice with windows power management.

Either way, follow BeachBumLi's directions, but if it was a generic battery, try setting your % triggers higher than they were with the original battery.

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