Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:06 AM
My laptop is currently having battery problems, it's been a little over 2 years and my battery has been working fine until a few days ago. I've been using the computer for about 10hours, which I usually do and when my battery was low, I plugged it in and the battery light indicator was blinking, so I hovered on the battery icon on my laptop and it said "Plugged In, Not Charging". I unplugged the charger, replugged it in, check the metal thing on the back and there are no problems.
I went on the internet and it said something about taking out the battery for a few seconds, then putting it back. So, I tried that and it worked. Then, after 2 days, it happened again. So, I did the same thing, took out the battery and put it back in. Then my laptop was fully charged (a little faster than normal, I think) so I unplugged the charger and after about 5-10 minutes, the computer just turned off on it's own. I turned it back on, but it was just the black screen with an underscore (_), which is what shows up before the "acer" logo comes up. So, I turned it off by pressing the off button for a few seconds, took out the battery again, then after a number of tries, it started working again.
Do I need to replace my battery? And I don't know if it matters or anything but my laptop is having problems with virus/malware lately, I don't know if that can affect the battery but there really is something wrong with it.
Now it's working again, but it will probably start having problems again later on. What do I do?