Lenovo X1 Carbon issue.

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Picked up a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 1 a few months back and installed a new battery in it along with another 4GB of Ram. It was working well but I let it sit for a while and now that the battery is charged back up it won't run on battery power, only when Plugged in. I tried doing a reset, unplugged the battery and plugged it back in still, it won't run on the battery even though it's fully charged. Any ideas of how to fix it? Thanks.
 


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Congrats, I also have Carbon X1. It's my favorite laptop.
I know you just bought this battery, but it sounds like a bad battery.

If you are handy with tools, you can try this.

*NOTE* - Unplug everything first!!! * *

Take the battery out, and with a small flat blade screwdriver,
try bending the battery contacts out. Be very careful, do not bend them too far.
It only takes about 1/32 of an inch in most cases.

Put the battery back in and test. If you have a "multitester" you can check the output
voltage and amps on the battery.
 
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The funny thing is that the battery shows up and shows 100% and in good health. I removed the battery along with the CMOS battery to try and reset the system but to no avail. It was working fine with the new battery until I let it set unused for a couple months.
I don't use it all that much but would like it to work properly. Thanks for the reply, any other ideas would be appreciated.
 

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Write to Lenovo support, explain the problem and they will send you new laptop. :) Many users do not know this, that they can contact support and they send new laptop. It also a little bit depends from support staff too, but in most cases they are friendly people.
 
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Well, on a hunch I put the old battery back in and it works. Seems like I got a bad replacement battery.
 

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Thanks for keeping us posted, @TNFrank :)

Hope it works out for you.

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