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battery connecting plug repair X60?

#1 Post by TonyC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:47 am

Hi Folks
I have a problem operating my X60 on battery When switched on in battery mode there is no response and the battery light flashes orange very rapidly. When AC is plugged in the battery light is green and the OS tells me it is fully charged.
I have tried 3 different batteries all of them good and 3 different AC leads. Cleared the static and used prolonged battery charging. it has made no difference.
When I checked the 7 pin battery plug I discovered that the little plastic pin that separates the 2 end pins was broken off. I now suspect the the seat of the problem is the circuitry and connections between battery and computer.
Problem is that the above mentioned switch looks as if it is part of the mother-board, though I have not opened the computer yet.
So, three questions:
1. Is it repairable or replaceable
2. Is it a DIY job or for a pro techie
3. Is the whole thing worth it (the Machine works perfectly on AC)
Tony

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Re: battery connecting plug repair X60?

#2 Post by atagunov » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:10 am

Hi, just a broken off piece of plastic in my view shouldn't have caused any trouble on its own.. It does sound like something is wrong with the motherboard though. If you are a good enough with a screwdriver why not open and have a look? You'll need the HMM (hardware maintenance manual), you can follow the HMM link at the top of every page on this forum to find one I guess. If you don't see anything obviously wrong.. I guess the easiest fix would be to replace the motherboard. I guess you can check for how much you can find them on ebay. Assembly-disassembly is an easy DIY job - and you can replace thermal paste on the CPU and clean dust out, maybe see if you can clean the fan at the same time. However if you don't see any obvious fault with the motherboard and you want to fix the motherboard rather than replace it that becomes a job for a pro techie, I guess - one who'd need the schematics and some experience with repairing computer motherboards..
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Re: battery connecting plug repair X60?

#3 Post by TonyC » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:27 pm

Wise words indeed but I'm not sure what to look for when I un-screw the cover. As luck would have it I bought exactly the same X60 on ebay for 65 euros in perfect condition. So we will soldier on. If you know about motherboards keep me informed
Thnak you
Tony

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Re: battery connecting plug repair X60?

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:10 am

When you get the 'new' X60, try that 'broken' battery on it and see how that goes.
Then you'll know if it's bad battery or bad mobo.
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Re: battery connecting plug repair X60?

#5 Post by TonyC » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:45 am

Yes I already did all that. I have 3 good batteries and 3 working power supplies.

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Re: battery connecting plug repair X60?

#6 Post by TonyC » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:09 am

Can anyone point me to a thread or site that will show me how to replace the motherboard on my X60.
What level of difficulty is it
While I'm doing this would I be better to replace the existing board with a motherboard from a X61
Are there hardware or software problems with this solution.
Is there any other advantages with the X61 other than 64 bit operation and a bit of speed.
Tony

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Re: battery connecting plug repair X60?

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:37 am

Put X61 mobo in X60?
Yes, see here: viewtopic.php?p=529008#p529008
Get X60/X61 manual from the HMM link above.
As long as you keep track of where all your screws come from, you'll be fine.
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