TechSpot

Lenovo G560 battery charges but laptop won't run on it

By Kaloyann
Jul 31, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. Long story short - I spilt water over my laptop keyboard and uplugged both AC cable and battery. 3 to 4 days later i plugged it in again, placed the battery and it was charging and running on it without any problem for 2 hours. Then i decided that it's just fine so I plugged the AC cable and I haven't used it on battery for 20-30 days. Well, today I unplugged the AC cable and my laptop turned off.
    I downloaded a diagnostic tool called BatteryMon and it says:
    (Since I'm unable to post images which is sad - please copy and paste it into your browser adress tab)
    img714.imageshack.us/img714/8543/18495763.jpg
    So, can anyone please tell me what does it really mean ? I can see that it says it's 120% charged which is overcharging, isn't it ? I'm not really into electrics, so please help me - how am I supposed to get my laptop battery working if it isn't dead ?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,927   +167

    The battery contacts could be corroded by the spilled water. It takes time for this corrosion to develop so that's why the time that the laptop worked. The water could have affected other internal circuits too over time. The laptop needs to be opened up and inspected
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I don't think it's overcharged though. It's probably three 18650 cells in series, which would top out at 12.6v.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,927   +167

    You could try replacing the battery, but I still think it is damaged electrics, like contacts or the motherboard itself
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.