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battery won't charge

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#1 thrillhouse


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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:30 AM

Hi, I have a weird problem which I have never seen before that could use some insight.

I upgraded my ram in my laptop today. When I turned it on everything works great. When I unplug the ac adapter, the battery starts to drain. When I plug it back in it says not charging.

I bought this battery that won't charge on ebay. It is a BTI brand battery, some ebay brand I guess. It has worked for a year or two and now it has run down to nothing and won't charge.

I put in my old stock hp battery just to see if it would work and it is fully charged. It says I have 3 hours and 30 minutes left and it's at 100%. Once it drains down I will see if this one will take a charge.

Anyone know what is happening here? It just seems weird that my bti battery would just go bad the instant I replace my ram.

Update: five minutes after this post the hp battery went from 100% to 0%, but when I plug the ac adapter in it says charging. I restarted the computer with the hp in and plugged in and now it says 100%, charging. The charge light is on and it blinks when I unplug, as if it is much lower than 100%.

I don't want to have to buy a third battery. Could the ram have anything to do with it and is there anything I can do short of buying yet another battery?

Edit: solved! Just had to reset CMOS. please delete.

Edited by thrillhouse, 04 November 2010 - 02:22 PM.

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