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X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#1 Post by Joppe » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:34 am

Hello :)
I just got an new PC (second hand ofc).

It feels like the battery is a little "slipply" if that is a word ;)
I can move the battery 2-3 millimeters up and down and when I do it some times turns off.

I really like this Thinkpad it's way more robust compaird to my old thinkpad Edge E530c

What do you think is the problem, do I need to swap the battery or is it somthing else that make the battery feel lose?

// Joppe

Oh btw, I really need to be herer more often so I get a chanse to learn better english <3

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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:08 am

Joppe wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:34 am
I can move the battery 2-3 millimeters up and down and when I do it some times turns off.
Do you mean sliding the battery "in and out"?
Is that a genuine Lenovo battery or a Chinese knock-off?
Either way, try to fill the gap with e.g. paper/carton to stop it from moving.
Or if that 'kills' it, tape the battery in place so it can't move until you remove the tape.
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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#3 Post by Joppe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:38 am

The battery can be moved up and down not in and out.
It is an original battery from Lenovo and fully charged it clames to have about 5h :)
But it dies 4 no reason.

When I take out the battery and only use the powercable there is no problem at all.
If I have the cabel in and the battery too there is still a problem.

I did buy it from a reseller that only have customerservice at weekdays so I will call them to morrow.

// Joppe

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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:39 am

There are (supposed to be) two sliders to hold the battery in place.
Any one missing or defective?
Or are the grooves in the battery short sides faulty/cracked?
Is that a 29 or 44 battery?

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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#5 Post by Joppe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Both the sliders work.
All I can see about the battery is that it is 6 cell.
the lenovo logo and 44+

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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:05 pm

Are the tabs that hold the battery to the case there?

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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#7 Post by Joppe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:28 pm

This is what it looks like 2 me :P
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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#8 Post by Joppe » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:57 am

Did talk to the reseller and they will send me another PC. I hope it works better.

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Re: X230 12.5 turns off sometimes...

#9 Post by Joppe » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:08 am

Update, I have not got the new thinkpad yet so I try to use this one when I work.
When I put it on a stand it works great, no random turn off.
I have been using it 2 days now totaly 16h on battery no problem but when I take it from the stand and put in in my lap or move it in the air it does turn off :(

Just have to say this: This 12.5" PC can do every thing that my 15" MacBook Pro did in my studio but faster <3

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