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Laptop only runs on AC power without the battery in the slot

Q: Laptop only runs on AC power without the battery in the slot

i was facing the problem of the laptop compaque 2134 ad , abruptly shutting down and restarting , gicing blue screen with error msg on next restart ..... fan sound start stop with power light blinking etc ....... changed it with another old battery lying with me .... but the same problem .... then i noticed that ... with ac power , but no battery in the slot the machine is running fine ...... but with the battery in it ... it gets funny ........ please help me!!!

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A: Laptop only runs on AC power without the battery in the slot

Buy a new laptop battery just like the one that originally came in the laptop. Don't trust old laptop batteries. They go bad just laying around

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Last BSOD message was: PFN LIST CORRUPT, but I also had IRQL NOT lESS EQUAL before..
I tried running on different memory stick configurations, but still get BSODs while running on batteries (again, everything is fine when laptop is plugged on the wall..).
I m lost. why would the computer do BSOD only when it runs on batteries???
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A:BSOD when laptop runs on battery (OK on power outlet!!)

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It sounds like the battery needs replacing. It`s obviously not providing enough power.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I have a laptop which slows down as soon as i plug it into the mains. When running on batteries it is as fast as it should be and is perfect. I could comprehend the problem if it was the otherway around but this is too wierd.

I have rebooted the wholes system, it is clean as a whistle, over 30G of space, Virus checker / Firewall / ADaware remover / Registry cleaner / Defraged / Disk Cleanup - everything is in working order to keep this machine clean and healthy and it is.

The problem is most apparent when watching movies or clips, as the image goes out of sinc with the sound, freezes or goes super-slow, yet as soon as i remove the plug, and it's running on batteries it's fine again.

I know someone out there must have a solution.

thanks
 

A:Laptop runs slow when plugged in, but fine on battery power

Do you have access to another power cord to try. It kind of sounds like that there is a problem with the one that you have. I suppose that the problem could be internal to the laptop itself, but the swapping with a known good cord would tell you where the problem is. Of course, if you always use the same wall outlet, the problem could be there.
 

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I have the same machine and I have exchanged HDD to and installed my own OS version but it has no influence on battery power supply so I cannot imagine your battery behaviour has something to do with new HDD.

Make the battery completely empty and make full load again. Still the same problem?

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The battery is probably bad. They are consumables, just like paper is to a printer... Regardless of its age, it needs to be replaced if only to verify for a bad battery or not
 

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HI copyright!

I seen this before with an IBM laptop but never could figure it out. However the link below goes to dell's website and if you enter your service tag then click submit you will end up talking to a dell tech support chat staff. Best I can do for ya.

Dell - Hardware Chat

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A:Laptop keeps switching to battery power

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Hi,In order ti isolate the issue further, i request you to download the latest bios from the HP site and check for the issue occurrence.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/drivers.htmlAlso, to confirm the AC Adapter issue, request you to connect this adapter to ant other notebook and check.Please reply with the results.

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power supply or battery. Shorted battery could cause the problem but so could a bad PS. You need a voltmeter to tell which.
 

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A:Win 7 Laptop won't sleep when on battery power

In windows 7 go to start menu, control panel power options, set the options you would like.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-7-laptop-wont-sleep-when-on-battery-power.967647/
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I would say it is most likely a battery issue if it is original, there is circutry in all laptop batteries that control charging and discharging and for safety. My guess would be start you search here, the battery is probably due for replacing anyways. If the adapter can charge it off then the adapter should be OK.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/toshiba-laptop-battery-power.828534/
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A:My laptop shuts down at 37% of battery power

@el gitano
Try calibrating it drain your battery to 0% then charge it to 100%...
 

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enter the bios and check date time year settings and set default or safe settings..
 

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A:Laptop Shuts Down Prematurely When On Battery Power

Hi my friend

This could be heating problem i think , you could download this

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checking your temperatures , what is your model

https://www.asus.com/us/support/article/565/

in which surface the laptop is placed ? I am thinking not in bed Do you buy any cooler pad ?
 

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A:Solved: Lenova Laptop A/C Power not charging the battery

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-lenova-laptop-a-c-power-not-charging-the-battery.977602/
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A:BSOD when laptop on battery power. Win 7, Lenovo E530, SSD

As per forum rules we DO NOT assist with pirated operating systems.

Requesting Mod to close thread...
 

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A:Laptop randomly shuts down when running on AC power (when battery is inside)

Hi,
Some batteries can't take the electricity constantly flowing threw them i suggest you take the battery out when you plug it in the wall and put it in when your on the go. You battery does work still when you unplugg it from the wall right? And im guessing when your battery starts to fail it switches to "power saver" mode instead of "high performance" mode.
so take out the battery and plug it into the wall, store the battery until well until you need it. Hope this helps.
Also could be the result of a faulty battery..How long have you had your laptop?
 

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A:BSOD After Replacing Battery on Laptop, Power Driver Failure

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Please upload your msinfo32.txt file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Export -> Save as msinfo32.txt and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .txt file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Have you reported this issue to the place you got the battery replaced from?


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa80080b0060, fffff80004fb53d8, fffffa800fa97950}

Probably caused by : pci.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time (usually 10 minutes).
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa80080b0060, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80004fb53d8, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa800fa97950, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:
------------------


DRVPOWERSTATE_SUBCODE: 3

IMAGE_NAME: pci.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4ce7928f

MODULE_NAME: pci

FAULTING_MODULE: fffff88000e00000 pci

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

TAG_NOT_DEFINED_c000000f: FFFFF80004FBBFB0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff800`04fb5388 fffff800`02eff8c2 : 00000000`0000009f 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`080b0060 fffff800`04fb53d8 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`04fb5390 fffff800`02e9a84c : fffff800`04fb54d8 fffff800`04fb54d8 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x33af0
fffff800`04fb5430 fffff800`02e9a6e6 : fffffa80`0c2e6ab8 fffffa80`0c2e6ab8 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x6c
fffff800`04fb54a0 fffff800`02e9a5ce : 0000019a`b2042536 fffff800`04fb5b18 00000000`00ac8877 fffff800`0300e168 : nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0xc6
fffff800`04fb5af0 fffff800`02e9a3b7 : 0000005c`03767bc6 0000005c`00ac8877 0000005c`03767b26 00000000`00000077 : nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x1be
fffff800`04fb5b90 fffff800`02e8790a : fffff800`0300ae80 fffff800`03018cc0 00000000`00000002 fffff880`00000000 : nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x277
fffff800`04fb5c40 00000000`00000000 : fffff800`04fb6000 fffff800`04fb0000 fffff800`04fb5c00 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiIdleLoop+0x5a


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_NETwNs64_IMAGE_pci.sys

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_NETwNs64_IMAGE_pci.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
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A:Laptop freezes when running games with battery on anything but power saver

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A:Laptop/Notebook Users - Battery Life And Power Consumption Fix From Microsoft

flavallee said:


Read here for instructions.

What it fixes:

Period of time before the computer goes to sleep is set too long

Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode

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My laptop (Dell Inspiron 1501) runs XP Home SP3 and this is what I got at the link provided.

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Hi

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Hi Noon2015,        
      
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system overheating in your Lenovo V580c laptop.
 
As you have mentioned that the system overheats, try to clean the fan through dust removal from the energy manager. Go to energy manager select maintenance and guide and select run under dust removal option.
 
For low battery backup try to perform the battery gauge reset and check for the issue.
 
Let us know the result.
 
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Hi

Access the BIOS and turn OFF the options like: Waking up on LAN and Keyboard.
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i currently have it plugged in but no flashing light as i have not pushed the power button. im hoping that it will take a charge or correct itself with time.

what do you suggest? thank you

A:i have a lenovo edge 15 model80k9. led power light is blinking but computer will not repond. no power up . the battery is "s

Try the following...

1. Take out (or take it off) the charger.
2. Next take out the battery
3. Now hold down power button for 20 seconds and then rinsert battery.
4. Now put it on the charger again

NOTE: Make sure charger is plugged into the main power supply (not an extension cord, surge protector, etc.)

Sometimes, when the device is not plugged in directly, it doesn't get the power it needs. Holding the power button, while you restart it, clears out the temporary ram (no it won't delete anything you have saved) and will give the device access to the ram it needs.

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Am new here but long-time Windows uses since Win95.
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A:DELL E6530 Event 41, Kernel-Power on battery power

Follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Without dump files, nobody can help you as to the cause of your shutdown.

The kernel power event ID 41 error occurs when the computer is shut down, or it restarts unexpectedly.

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First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.
 

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

jonasdatum said:


Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.
 

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