problem 1: i have mentioned it before but nobody really helped so i am hoping to get help again. it will not power on from a state of complete "off-ness" on battery power only. when plugged in, it powers on normally, but when on just battery power (even a fully charged and good battery) it wont power on. though it works fine with a battery as the main power source once it is on (that is to say, i can unplug the AC adapter once it is powered on and it will remain on as normal). and also, it will revive from being in standby under battery power. it just wont turn on under battery power. batteries (i have two, have tried both) are good and take full charges, and I have updated to the latest BIOS, and checked the IBM website for power-related troubleshooting, to no effect. there is a small button with the circle-and-line symbol for power on the bottom of the laptop, requiring to be pushed with a paper clip or pen or something (meaning it is recessed). a bit of google searching brought back not but a few vauge referances to this as a "hard" power switch. What the...?? the thing that is very aggrevationg about this is that it used to power on under battery power just fine (this behavior has started within the past few months). does it have something to do with this "hard" power switch? 'cause i have pressed it to no effect, as well as holding it in for like 60 seconds to no effect. what can i do about this problem, as it did not used to be there and is very inconvenient and annoying?????
problem 2: the power indicater light remains orange under a power on or off state, which i think is supposed to indicate that it is charging the battery. but it still remains orange even when the battery is fully charged (again, i have two batteries and it does this with both of them). am i mistaken, does the orange (as opposed to green) LED color of the power indicator light not neccessarily mean that it at least thinks it is cahrging a battery?? or what is the deal with this??
problem 3: it will not take a new CMOS battery. the CMOS battery died, meaning that i am forced to re-set the time and date each time i power the laptop on. so i "made" a new one by taking a button cell of the same voltage and size then soldering the tips of the cord that was connecting the old one to the laptop onto the correct sides on the button cell. but the laptop continues to insist that there is no CMOS battery and that i need to re-set the time and date each time i power it on. why is it doing this????
solving/identifying the cause of all three problems is obviously ideal, but problem one is most important, followed by three, with two being just a minor annoyance.
thank you all for any help with any of these issues!!!