Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lenovo E40–80 – Keyboard Disassembling procedure – How to test the Battery pack – How to check the AC adapter – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to test the AC adapter 
  • How to test the battery pack 
  • How to disassemble the keyboard 

Lenovo E4080

Power system checkout
To verify if a battery pack or an ac power adapter is functional, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Connect the ac power adapter.
3. Turn on the computer. If the computer can be turned on, it means that either the battery pack or the ac power adapter is functional.
4. Insert a straightened paper clip into the Lenovo button to reset the computer. If the computer is still powered on, it means that the ac power adapter is functional.
5. Turn off the computer.
6. Disconnect the ac power adapter and turn on the computer. If the computer can be turned on, it means that the battery pack is functional.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate one of the following power supply checkouts:
“Checking the ac power adapter”
“Checking the external battery pack and the operational charging”
Checking the ac power adapter
You are here because the computer fails only when the ac power adapter is used.
If the power problem occurs only when the docking station or the port replicator is used, replace the docking station or the port replicator.
If the power-on indicator does not turn on, check the power cord of the AC adapter for correct continuity and installation.
To check the ac power adapter, do the following:
1. Unplug the ac power adapter cable from the computer.
2. Measure the output voltage at the plug of the ac power adapter cable. See the following illustration.
Note: Output voltage of pin 2 of the ac power adapter might differ from the one you are servicing.
3. If the voltage is not correct, replace the ac power adapter.
4. If the voltage is acceptable, replace the system board.
Note: Noise from the ac power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
Checking the external battery pack and the operational charging
Checking the external battery pack
To check for detailed battery status information, do the following:
7: Open the Power Manager program and click the Battery tab.
8 and Windows 8.1: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Power.
Note: If the external battery pack becomes hot, it may not be able to charge. Remove it from the computer and leave it at room temperature for a while. After it cools down, reinstall and recharge it.
Checking the operational charging
To check whether the battery pack charges properly during operation, do the following:
1. Discharge the battery pack until the remained battery power is less than 50%.
2. Connect the computer to ac power to charge the battery pack. If the battery status icon in the Windows notification area indicates that the battery pack is not charging, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.
3. Reinstall the battery pack. If the battery pack is still not charging, replace the battery pack.
4. Check the battery status icon again. If the same error still exists, replace the system board.
How to disassemble the Keyboard
Remove two screws 1.
Lift the keyboard a little by its upper edge with a flat blade 2, and then slide the keyboard frame forward in
the direction shown by arrow 3.
Lift the keyboard a little 4, and then detach the connector in the direction shown by arrows 5 6.