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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Dickgshot, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    I have a Lenovo notebook with dual core 2 processer, 1 gig of RAM, 80 gig drive and XP professional. It has been running like a snail for months. Takes forever to load a program, and goes into a busy mode for no reason.

    At least it did until today.

    Now it works fine. Anybody want to guess how it got fixed? You may be surprised. I was.
     
  2. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Never loaded Norton in the first place. You've got to think outside the box on this one.
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Cute, but no cigar.
     
  4. grunt

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    TTTT
     
  5. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Three more tries. There's no soft answer here.
     
  6. X Trap 2

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    The date/time battery was going bad. Ray
     
  7. Dickgshot

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    Ray, you're warm. One more try.
     
  8. joe kuhn

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    I give up. What?
     
  9. capnrico

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    Your Startup file was running all the pre-loaded programs plus the stuff your wife & kids loaded.
     
  10. Dickgshot

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    The damn battery! I let it run down to recycle it, and either it or the charger just died. When it did, the A/C adapter apparently bypassed the battery and start powering the computer directly. The screen got brighter, everything worked faster, and all the other nightmare problems vanished.

    I had tried everything for months. I thought it might be a virus of some type, though I had AVG loaded. I uninstalled programs that I thought were memory hogs. You name it, I tried it. But I'm not that savvy about computers, so I thought there was something I was missing that I didn't know about. My son's a programmer and he couldn't help.

    Probably a couple cells were dead, but not enough to shut it down. If it hadn't crapped out completely, I never would have figured it out.

    I hope this helps somebody else someday.
     
  11. Jerbear

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    Ah laptops are sooooo fun. You drop it and all the 1's and 0's get jumbled up.

    ha ha ha ha ha ... Glad it was just a battery.


    Jerbear
     
  12. recurvyarcher

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    Lenovo, as well as other laptop manufacturers,purchased batteries that were faulty, and some of the manufacturers put out a recall. The problem is, when you answer the recall, you might find that the replacement battery takes FOREVER to obtain, since there is such a demand. You may have to wait for a replacement battery to be shipped in from outside the U.S. (unless you want to go ahead and PURCHASE one, in which case they are available from a few sources).

    Do a web search on laptop battery recalls.
     
  13. Rollin Oswald

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    When I bought the first of four Lenovo ThinkPads about a year ago and called tech support to try to learn why the things were not working right, there were messages concerning battery exchanges due to faulty batteries.

    You might try calling them to learn if yours was one that was recalled - 1-800-426-7378 with your serial number and model of your laptop.

    Rollin
     
  14. ronbo142

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    I have a Dell (2005 model) was part of the huge battery recall, recieved a new battry for nothing about a year ago.

    Ronbo
     
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