Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • List of current issues
    battery or motherboard failure?
    Steps taken, but unsuccessful?
    battery taken out, held power button for a minute, popped battery back in, plugged in with AC
    battery taken out, held power button for a minute, kept battery out, plugged in with AC
    none of the above worked


    New Member
    Hello everyone!

    I have a bit of a noodle scratcher. My Ideapad crapped out, showing a sharp decrease in battery power and then promptly powered off. I took apart the necessary areas to access and remove the battery from the chassis. From my old school experience, one could plug in the laptop and still have power without the battery. (I also kind of figured that if it's not the battery, it's definitely the motherboard....)

    Is this still the case with these battery-integrated laptops? Can you run from AC power without the battery?

    Any help on the matter is much appreciated!