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Laptop Battery Won't Charge


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#1 Franky-99

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:02 PM

Hi there, I own a lenovo n100, which is around one year old, and for 95% of its life I have always run the laptop from the mains.

Today, I ran the laptop from the battery, and after 5 minutes the system went dead, and now I can only run from the mains, doesn't even charge.

When I plug the laptop into the mains, the battery light shows as green for 5 seconds, and then disappears.

If the battery has blown (which seems strange), obviously there isn't much I can do, but there could there be any other reason for this problem?

I am not too keen on forking out 200 on a battery, if this is quite common as I have no issue running the laptop just from the mains - windows seems to think the battery still has 90% life when i click the power meter.

Anyone here got any suggestions or advice?

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:36 PM

Well...what I remember from the days when I had an old Compaq laptop...users were encouraged to run from the battery periodically,rather than ignoring it totally. Reason given at that time was that it ensured functionality of the battery, since it is constructed to run internittently.

It made sense to me...especially so since I started using rechargeables for my small appliances/toys. Once fully charged, if not used, that charge dissipates with time.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:51 PM

I guess that does make sense, this was my first laptop, and because the battery life was so poor, I gave up using the battery - Oh well, doesn't really matter, will just end up buying a laptop that has decent battery life next time.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:09 PM

Laptop battery maintenance how-to's
http://www.hardwarehell.com
http://www.laptop-battery.org
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