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Current version by: osvaldo and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Why doesn't the laptop work on e poer if battery is dead?

Text:

I have a T-42 IBM usually work on it at home so it is always pluggged in. the battery has said 98% charge forever then today it said 2% remaining and thenit 5 minuteslater the machine shut down. The laptop will not runat allit foes on and clicks off in <10secs.  I took out the battery and tried to run it on elctric only but nothing lights up as if it is receiving no juice/

Is the battery a necessary componenet and if so d o you have to let it run on battery everyso often?

dispositivo:

IBM ThinkPad T42

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

56785

Original post by: ginny ,

Title:

Why doesn't the laptop work on e poer if battery is dead?

Text:

I have a T-42 IBM usually work on it at home so it is always pluggged in. the battery has said 98% charge forever then today it said 2% remaining and thenit 5 minuteslater the machine shut down. The laptop will not runat allit foes on and clicks off in <10secs.  I took out the battery and tried to run it on elctric only but nothing lights up as if it is receiving no juice/

Is the battery a necessary componenet and if so d o you have to let it run on battery everyso often?

dispositivo:

IBM ThinkPad T42

Status:

open