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Martin, Network Engineer
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I purchased a Lenovo laptop April 18 2015 and yesterday unfortunately

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I purchased a Lenovo laptop April 18 2015 and yesterday unfortunately left it plugged in overnight and now it is dead. I am aware of the battery warning and know it is my own fault for being careless. Have I lost this machine for ever, I hope not because I just love everything about it.
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Hello, welcome to JustAnswer my name is ***** ***** I'm one of the experts who will be assisting you today.Sorry to hear you're having trouble with your computer.Leaving the computer plugged in should not be a problem, nowadays batteries stop charging when they reach a certain percentage. I myself have left mine plugged in for 5 years and it still works miraculously. (They usually only last 2 years).What happens if you pull the battery out, remove the charger from the socket, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds then put the battery back in and turn it back on?Please reply using the box below.Regards,Martin
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for your prompt reply. I have removed 7 tiny screws from base of laptop but cannot access the battery, Please advise how to slide battery out.

Thanks in advance, Shirley

Hello, welcome back!What model Lenovo is it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The only model I can see on the laptop is Flex 10.


Ok Shirley, I'll show you a video on how to remove all the screws you need to get to the battery, it's a pretty tricky laptop to disassemble, I believe it has 9 screws.Have a look here:
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Video very helpful. Managed screws and removed back. Tried to slide out battery unsuccessfully. Tried most of yesterday, Have reluctantly decided I am too old and disillusioned to think I could repair it so will now try to save up enough money to call in an 'expert'. Thanks for your help.


Aw, that's a real shame to hear! Perhaps if you take it into a computer shop they will be nice enough to remove it for you without charging you.One last thing you can try before taking it to a computer shop is to press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, let go, then try powering it back on.All the best!Martin
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Dear Martin

Miracles happen. I haven't touched the Lenovo until 5 minutes ago since I last replied to you and suddenly it lit up like a Christmas tree. So many thanks for your patience and kindness.Embarassed

That's great! It was most likely stuck in hibernation and a battery discharge may have reset that for you.

So glad to hear you've got it working again!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)