[ltp] battery

James Hawtin linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 18:21:08 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Cynthia Eliason wrote:

> My thinkpad  600 normally is used  plugged in.   I  unplugged it this
> evening  when a thunderstorm started.   The battery charge indicator
> had been saying it had a full charge.   A few minutes later it had
> turned itself off.   The orange light is blinking, saying the battery
> needs charging.   I plugged it in, and the orange light is still
> blinking.  It's supposed to be on solid if the battery is charging.   I
> turned the computer  on and the little green light comes on but the
> screen stays dark.
> Do I need  new battery?
> Cindy Eliasaon

Yup thats exactly what you need the 600 is very good at killing batteries
particularly if you use them plugged in all the time....

Some tips (to late now) for prolonging the life of it.... Remove battery
when it has been charged....

If its going to be unused for a while, keep battery in a discharged state.

When using the battery run it down fully before charging it back up
again... Ie don't plug is as soon as you get access to a power socket...
wait till its almost dead...


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