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T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

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T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#1 Post by cuivenion » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:28 am

Hi all. I have a T430s that keeps shutting down at around the 30% remaining battery. The laptop just shuts down and can't be restarted unless I reattach the AC adapter, so it seems that the battery is misreporting the amount of power left. The battery life is also very low, less than 2 1/2 hours.

I've tried a battery calibration and updating the firmware (the panasonic battery issue) and neither option has made a difference. This is my 2nd battery that is behaving this way. The original one came with the T430s when I bought it second hand. The 2nd was an ebay purchase some time ago.

I'm hoping that I've just been unlucky with battery's so if anyone can suggest a reputable UK source for a good quality battery or has any other advice that would be great.

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Re: T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:20 am

That battery pack is definitely bad, there's a dead cell inside. Can't help with finding a replacement though, as I do not live in the UK.
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Re: T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#3 Post by cuivenion » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:45 am

Ok thanks, if anyone can recommend a battery that would be great.

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Re: T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#4 Post by JBUK » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:46 pm

I bought one of these in October. Works well.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6Cell-T530-B ... 2749.l2649
Where to begin......
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Re: T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#5 Post by dr_st » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:07 am

JBUK wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:46 pm
I bought one of these in October. Works well.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6Cell-T530-B ... 2749.l2649
Looks like they don't have batteries for T430s in stock, though.
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Re: T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#6 Post by cuivenion » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:25 am

Yeah non in stock there, looks like I'll just have to take a punt on something. Any other suggestions.

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Re: T430S Shuts down at about 30% battery

#7 Post by kiterunner » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 am

cuivenion wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:28 am
Hi all. I have a T430s that keeps shutting down at around the 30% remaining battery. The laptop just shuts down and can't be restarted unless I reattach the AC adapter, so it seems that the battery is misreporting the amount of power left. The battery life is also very low, less than 2 1/2 hours.

I've tried a battery calibration and updating the firmware (the panasonic battery issue) and neither option has made a difference. This is my 2nd battery that is behaving this way. The original one came with the T430s when I bought it second hand. The 2nd was an ebay purchase some time ago.

I'm hoping that I've just been unlucky with battery's so if anyone can suggest a reputable UK source for a good quality battery or has any other advice that would be great.
more like the battery itself.
have you been try to find it on aliexpress? well not genuine of course, but at least wont too expensive either.

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