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0190 critical low battery error

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  1. 75aces

    75aces Regular member

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    I'm having issues with my lenovo z61m booting with ac adapter only. Both ac and battery were working fine a few days ago and now the ac plug light doesn't turn on and won't charge the battery. With battery removed, when booting I got the 0190 critical low battery error. I hope it's not a bad motherboard. Thanks.
     
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    a customer's son had a battery go in his lenovo so had it replaced. he confirmed it was the battery when he used his brother's lenovo's battery & it worked. see if can do the same.
     
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    I just replaced the battery and ran the battery gauge tester software. Test came back good. For some reason, the laptop stopped charging the battery. The battery is original Lenovo 9 cell @ 10.8v.
     
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    At this point, I've tried 2 other ac adapters. I've been told by the technician that the motherboard is done. Some how when I got the replacement battery it just shorted out. I guess I'm just going to sell it instead of trying to fix it as my technical skills are at best amature.
     
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    that sounds like how i got my present sony viao laptop. customer did in their laptop hd by dropping the laptop numerous times that it even broke the left side hinge pin. got them a price for a new hd but they got their nephew's laptop that supposedly has a bad motherboard to use it's hd. put that drive in their laptop, loaded windows, got paid for my time & kept the nephew's laptop to use as parts if needed. was looking at it & noticed the power connector was missing some plastic around the pins. opened up the laptop & saw that the connector was attached to the motherboard by a cable. replaced the connector with a standard type & powered up the laptop using my old laptop power adapter. got myself a p4 dual core 1.86ghz with 17" screen & all it cost me was $50 for a hd & my time. maybe the connector in yours is on a cable then maybe not but can't hurt to see.
     
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    thanks for the info.
     
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    no problem.
     
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    @ddp just out of curiosity, when you changed your ac connector on the board, did you get an error when you started the system? I ran the battery gauge software again today and I got the error message that the ac plug wasn't present. I'm now thinking that its the same issue you mentioned earlier. Thanks again....just wondering if it would be worth having a shop repair it or just selling it as scrap.
     
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    no error but mine is a sony viao so it will act differently. is that error in windows or before windows because if before then check for possible bios update?
     
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    Can anyone recommend if it's worth going through the trouble of finding and replacing the motherboard? Any reliable vendors that sells tested parts. Thanks
     
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    can check with ebay as i've got a few parts for computers there.
     
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    If anyone is interested in purchasing my laptop, just post a reply. As far as I know the charge port is shot. Other than that, everything else is working. I won't include the hard drive. It has 1gb ram, wifi, 15.4 widescreen, titanium cover. All stock except for memory. Also has 9 cell battery. When last checked, battery gauge tested @ 96%. Thank you.
     

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