Replacing the CMOS battery didn’t get it to power on either. If you search Google for that laptop not turning on, it’s a common problem. Some people say their’s turned on after removing the CMOS battery. Well, the battery’s cable got damaged, probably by me.
Somebody else said, unplugging the CMOS and the other battery, got their’s on. I unplugged the other battery, but there’s no way I’m unplugging the CMOS battery again, I’ll probably damage it. Bought it used on eBay. Does it even need a CMOS battery to power on? At least on desktop motherboards, you’ll just have to configure the bios every time you turn it on.
The board the battery plugs in, could have issues, you can replace that too. Will it not power on if the main battery is shit? It won’t power on if you plug it in, without a battery attached, then there’s no light or anything.
The motherboard could be fried. I got the laptop for free. If it turned on, Linux might work on it, or wipe and reinstall Windows, and sell it. But if it doesn’t turn on, it can just sit on my table.
Some metal thing fell off, don’t know where it was. You can see it in that photo, sitting on the board.
Unplugging the board the CMOS battery is plugged into, doesn’t get it to turn on either.
Why not just unplug the PCIe cable, like I did, instead of the CMOS battery directly? Let it sit for a couple more minutes. Do they make a battery tester for Lenovo laptop batteries?
You’d have to ask Lenovo if it can boot without the battery attached, some won’t boot without a battery, others will.
What about the AC adapter? Would a new one make any difference?
Leaning towards a bad battery now, if you plug it in, and hold the button down for 30 seconds or so, the light on the button would turn on, and the light by it would be orange, then white. If you unplug it, then the charging light goes off, and it’s supposedly on battery. It’s not doing that anymore, only the charging light now. Maybe if I can get it to do that again, and just leave it on “battery” power, and see if it shuts down after a while.
Or be lazy, and order a used battery for it. I won’t shell out $50 or $60 on a new battery. Not without knowing for sure it’s the battery.
And the battery I had on my watch list on eBay, is sold out. It would have to get here before she goes out of town, I was supposed to go, but I may or may not.
Damn, the cheapest used one is now $20, the one I was watching was $15. But it might get here in time.
Might as well buy it, might get more money tomorrow. Since the 1st is on a Sunday.
That’ll be the last part I replace. Doesn’t fix it, it’s dead. Now, to see if my new SD cards work, I bought them for when I was going to go on vacation. Not really a vacation, I’ll get kicked out for two days, and have nowhere to go for two days. I don’t have an apartment there. And she’ll probably be drunk the entire time. She also thinks I’ll want to watch the dogs while everyone else goes somewhere, that’s the only reason she wants me to go, so I can stay in the house with the dogs, and not actually do anything. They can find somebody else to do that.