[ltp] T530 Battery Clicking

Tim Evans tkevans at tkevans.com
Sun Jul 12 18:32:12 CEST 2020

Not specifically Linux...

My T530 is doing a lot of clicking as I hold it here in my lap.  I 
believe this sound is from whatever senses removal/replacement of the 
power cord (and therefore switches the laptop from wallplug to battery 
power--or back).  This distintive double-click sound, in fact, has 
occured five or six times during the typing of this message.

As this clicking occurs, I can see the battery charge indicator on my 
Fedora Gnome desktop go from "charge" to "running on battery" and back. 
Screen also flashes.

I had a similar issue long ago with a T61 and finally narrowed it down 
to the original Lenovo power supply cable not being right-sized for an 
after-market 9-cell battery.

In the current situation, however, the power supply and battery are all 
the true Lenovo originals that came with the system.

So, am I looking at a failing battery?  Bad power supply/cord? Something 

Thanks for help.
Tim Evans			|5 Chestnut Court
443-394-3864			|Owings Mills, MD 21117

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