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Battery/Battery icon issue

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#1 Dayna13


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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:54 PM

Yesterday my laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) was on but I had the lid closed. I laid it aside and somehow the ac adapter was disconnected at the converter box and the battery ran out. When I turned on my laptop today, it was a really slow startup (normally it only takes 1 minute), the arrow/pointer was frozen, and the battery/plug icon had a red X on it with the battery showing empty. I restarted the computer and was able to hover over the icon before it froze up. It said battery was 1%, plugged in but not charging. I checked the battery, it was secure. I tried taking off the battery and putting it back on. It was then showing a green battery & plug, and 100% charged. But whenever I hover over the battery icon, the red X and empty battery icon comes back, but it'll still say 100% fully charged. The computer will function properly until I turn it off and restart. Then I have to do the same process of taking off battery & putting back on before the pointer/arrow will unfreeze and I'm able to use the laptop.
Any ideas what is going on?

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