||[Nov. 3rd, 2010|10:28 am]
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I'm having an issue with my laptop. Specifically, the internet connection when it's on battery power. If I simply unplug the computer, it has a heart attack attack and won't detect any wireless signals. If I restart it, regardless of whether I plug it back in, it'll connect happily. If I put it into standby mode before unplugging it, and then turn it back on after I unplug it, there's a fifty-fifty chance whether it will connect happily; or if it will detect the signal, go 'connecting... connecting... connecting...' for five minutes before deciding it really can't find the wireless signal, at which point I have to restart it. Oh, and after it's connected it will only stay connected until the battery power is about half drained, and then it craps out again.|
WTF is wrong with my computer? Will buying a new battery help, or is my computer just a jerk? My bf seems to think it's an issue with the power settings, but I've been all over those and changed everything and it still keeps happening, so I don't think so...
Also: It's a Lenovo Thinkpad T60, about 3 1/2 years old. It works fine other than this.