Had the same issue. If its about 7 years old, or even 5, the laptop that is, chances are the Battery is toast. And well my inverter just went bad, and or backlight, so I have to replace both. One way to test it is to unplug the laptop from the wall, and if the pc shuts down in 5 minutes, then your battery needs to be replaces, which is up to you. If you are a businessman and need a system without the wires, ebay has good prices on batteries and a 3 year warranty to back it up. Check it out!
I had no issues with the battery when I had WIndows XP. When I Upgraded, the battery didn't hold a charge anymore, Im curious to know what causes that.
Edited by Vaine, 06 December 2010 - 01:42 PM.