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How Do You Know If Your Laptop Needs A New Battery

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#1 D_Vincent


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:35 PM

Not sure if this is being posted in the proper section however it seems the battery on my newly refurbished IBM thinkpad R31 (older laptop) wont charge anymore so Im guessing I need a new battery however how does one know its the battery thats dead and not another problem...is there a way to tell when battery is removed to see if its dead or is the only way to know is to put in a new one and see.

Just wondering...battery seems to of died yesterday...Only good thing is I can get a new battery off of ebay for around $30.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

If the system works while plugged into the wall without the battery in it - then it's likely to be the battery. To check the battery, leave it charging overnight. Then remove the battery from the computer and use a multimeter to test it.
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