Adventure with my "new" battery, I left my #ThinkPad on a few nights ago by mistake and completely drained it, it now won't charge at all.
I tried applying the thinkpad-ec mod to my BIOS but it still sits at 0% and the battery light flashes amber. Any ideas fediverse, I've tried a few variations of turn off, swap with old battery turn on, discharge laptop completely etc.
@lyndon if you let the battery to discharge below a certain voltage, your built-in charger could refuse to charge it considering it is damaged. you might try an external low current charger to pump the battery up to the minimum required level and then use the regular charging device. use voltmeter to measure voltage on the battery pins. and be prepared to replace it as cells can be really damaged due to over-discharge. one shortened cell would render the whole battery useless.
@themactep I am surprised the OS did not shutdown before it really got so low. When you say external low current charge are you talking specialist gear? It's a Thinkpad x230 battery so I can't think of a way to charge without using a regular charger 🤔 I am afraid it's crapped out.
@lyndon there is a deep rabbit hole if you are willing to dive into http://zmatt.net/unlocking-my-lenovo-laptop-part-2/
@lyndon found this: Remove the battery from your laptop. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then release it. Put your battery back in and plug your charger into your laptop. Turn on your computer, and it should start charging now.
@lyndon This should not happen with a new battery. I'd definitely recommend a warranty claim sooner rather than later - the warranty on new batteries tends to be brief.
@proactiveservices I ordered on Amazon as it was slightly cheaper with free delivery so I can still send it back until April 11th, shame as it was working well to begin with!
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