This machine has worked for years, what maybe close to 10 now? It's been a brick.
Suddenly last week when I booted the BIOS screen complained that the power supply didn't meet minimum wattage. This machine uses the straight barrell 20V 135W power supply. Like I said, it's worked for a long time. I twisted things and it came back. Now today it's permanent.
runs very slowly and the display is barely visible. The system sometimes works for short periods of time. It blinks in at full power display and then goes out a few seconds later.
I know that the W510 won't run with a 90w supply - I tried that years ago when I was sharing the desk spot with a T60. And the power supply on my W520 uses a keyed connector since it's the 170w supply. However, the 135w supply did in the past work on the 520.
I don't know if it's the power supply or if the power detection logic on the mother board has gone bad.
Is there a way in either Windows or the BIOS to determine the wattage of the power supply that is connected? I don't know if it's the detection logic on the mother board or the supply that's bad. If not in the normal thinkpad utilities is there some other "thinkpad savvy" utility that can show the info?
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Might have gone wonky.
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Did you measure the resistance from the sense pin to ground? I don't have a 135W power supply but my 170W supply measures 1900 Ohms from the sense pin to ground.
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According to Thinkwiki http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Power_Connector#Signal_Pin, the resistance between the center signal pin and ground is zero ohms for the 135 watt charger.BillP wrote: ↑Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:25 pmDid you measure the resistance from the sense pin to ground? I don't have a 135W power supply but my 170W supply measures 1900 Ohms from the sense pin to ground.
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