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#1 Marc08

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:03 PM

Hi,

I have a Dell laptop that is about 2 years old. About a month ago, I noticed that if I try using the laptop on battery only, it depletes slowly as it should. BUT, when it reaches 70-80%, it automatically drops to 2-3% and goes into hibernation mode. That didn't bother me too much until today, every time I unplug the cord to use the battery, my laptop shuts off. It works fine when it is plugged in but doesn't work at all using the battery.

Is the battery completely dead and needs to be replaced? Or, is there something else that it could be?

Thanks for any suggestions!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:24 PM

Sounds like the battery wasn't conditioned properly from the beginning. It's more than likely the battery
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