The only problem seems to be that the battery does not hold a charge. The indicator remains orange sometimes, and it seems to drain in approx. 5 minutes, even after it says 87% full. My wife and I are happy using it with the adapter plugged in. Batteries seem to be in the $160 range online.
Do we need to replace the battery or can we just use the laptop with the adaptor? Can any harm be done by NOT getting a new battery or are the power sources pretty much independent?
Also, any thoughts on adding RAM? It has an Intel CPU T2400 @ 1.83 GHz and has 504 MB of RAM. For our purposes (basically reading email and Internet searches and a little C++ for laughs,) it seems fine.
Thanks for your help!
Edited by Ras_Al_Ghul, 19 January 2009 - 09:50 AM.