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Windows 7: "Semi" OT, but it's running Win 7 Ultimate

25 Apr 2017   #1
Justin Denial

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
"Semi" OT, but it's running Win 7 Ultimate

And you guys are my source. Yes, I've searched what might pass for forums, and info related to this particular machine. There is no place I can find support, users groups for this older machine - although I did find a youtube on how to take the motherboard apart, which showed me where and how to get to , the CMOS battery.. SO:

It's a Lenovo ideabook Y710, @ 10 years old.

#1. It wouldn't hold the date and time. so I did a CMOS battery replacement. It's under the plate that supports the keyboard and That required a dang near complete disassembly. Lifted that plate that had the NUMPAD mounted thereon, but didn't unplug that miring connector. Did get the battery swapped out and re-assembled. Now the numpad doesn't work. Plugged in an old HP desktop keyboard, and that was fully functional. I did check the bios, and the "keyboard" is set to PS2
Hoping someone might have a solution before I take it apart for ? a looksee?? whatever...

#2. Bought and installed a new laptop battery. The win 7 taskbar will show the battery at - 96% plugged in and not charging. The little battery monitor light on the front is blinkng red, which evidently means the battery is about 5%. If I unplug the power, the PC shuts down. Is there a process / requirement to 'recycle' windows to recognize a replaced battery.
Aside, the charger gets really warm - the original would shut down, replaced with a suitable Radio Shack 1/2 price - going out of business - universal unit. That one gets warm also - Dell's don't seem to.
EDIT - when this battery was first installed, ( like 2 months ago ) I did run it through a few charge discharge cycles, so it should still be a good battery.
EDIT #2 - OK, the little "battery" light on the laptop has turned blue, ( that's a good thing). Evidently after 2 days, that's working.
- & Do to all the input, I guess I'm gonna have to tear it apart again and check that numpad cable.

Any input / help / advice is really appreciated.


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27 Apr 2017   #2
Justin Denial

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Based on the underwhelming response, which stated the OBVIOUS, which I kinda wanted to avoid but.., I went back in and, yes, the flat connector wire had come loose from the board. Interesting wedge type connector they use. SO, Numpad works. Current problems solved. Can't wait for the next one.
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27 Apr 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From your post #1

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- & Do to all the input, I guess I'm gonna have to tear it apart again and check that numpad cable.
You already posted the next step.
So I waited for your reply on what you found.

Your post #2 gave me the answer. It was the connection.

Jack
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27 Apr 2017   #4
Justin Denial

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

And those are dang weird connectors. flat cable, no pins, & a small 'wedgie' to force it into contact. Played heck getting some of the other undone to get the panel out of the way, so I 'figured' that couldn't have come undone on its own. Hey no screws left over either.
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