Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted [Solved]

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Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted [Solved]

#1 Post by RUNDEN » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:07 am

Hi,
I've been putting together 3 lenovo T410 laptops from spare parts, and have just bought the batteries for them. One T410 refuses to turn on at all with the battery in however.
The T410 works completely fine on the AC power with no battery, but if the battery is inserted the T410 turn on for about two seconds before powering off, and won't turn on or show any more signs of life until the battery is removed. I've tested with the other batteries from the other T410s and tried use them with those batteries, and they work fine,so the issue isn't the battery itself. I am using generic replacement batteries, but I tried the troublesome T410 with my genuine lenovo W520 battery (which should be inter-compatible), but the same problem happened.

I've tried reseating the ram, removing the optical drive, the hard disk drive, but it does the same thing. I also tried to clear any static charge in the laptop, by removing all power sources and trying to turn it on then.

Does anyone have any solution to this? I've searched around on forums but can't find my same problem.
If it helps, the TYPE number is 2522-BF1, the S/N is R8-E6L5A 11/03, and compliance id is TP00001A

Any help is very appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:45 am

Welcome to the forum!

Given your description, I'd suspect a blown fuse and/or a short in the charging circuit. If you have a multimer and time to spare, you can test each fuse in that area.

Personally, given the prices of T410 range nowadays, I'd just swap the motherboard and call it a day.
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:46 am

I wouldn't even get another T410. Get a T420 for slightly more and get much more performance.
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#4 Post by RUNDEN » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm

Thank you for the help!
I do have a couple of T410 motherboards still in the parts pile, I guess I'll move everything over to one of those.
Sorry to ask again in the same question thread, but do you have any figures on how much these would sell for?
They have i5-540s, 500GB HDDs with Windows 7 pro, 1280x800, and 4GB of ram.
One has a keyboard from a X230 (C9-90s are expensive here), it works fine, and I've gotten the Fn key combos to work too, but people may not want to pay as much if it has the different style.
Thanks again
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W520: Core i7 2670QM, 8GB, Quadro 2000M
T41: Pentium M 745, 1GB, Radeon Mobility 7500

Rest in pieces:
R40e (dead hdd controller)
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#5 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:45 pm

RUNDEN wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm

Sorry to ask again in the same question thread, but do you have any figures on how much these would sell for?
They have i5-540s, 500GB HDDs with Windows 7 pro, 1280x800, and 4GB of ram.
Around here in the U.S. they would be around $100 at the most. Now, given that you're in Denmark I have no wisdom to offer. Checking the "sold" listings on your local feebay site would likely give you some guidance.
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:46 pm

I have a T410 with a broken screen if you like.
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#7 Post by RUNDEN » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:41 pm

ajkula66
Okay, thank you, I had a look for listings here but only found spam ones offering low spec T400s for 4499.99DKK (About 700USD!).
100USD is about 600DKK, and that sounds like a reasonable price, so now I know a good price to sell at, Thank you.

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Considering the price of shipping, and the cost of new screens here, I'd have to no. Thanks for the offer though. :)
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W520: Core i7 2670QM, 8GB, Quadro 2000M
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Rest in pieces:
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Re: Lenovo T410 won't power on with battery inserted

#8 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:45 pm

You can swap the screen assembly from your current machine in about 20 minutes.
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