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Laptop w/new battery & ac-adapter won't charge


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#1 SoNotAGeek

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

Hello All~

I'm dealing with a battery issue that's driving me INSANE; Please Help!

 

After allowing several hours for a new battery to fully charge (new ac-adapter plugged in & laptop off), battery taskbar icon indicated that "no battery was detected." So I uninstalled the associated Microsoft generic driver, then rebooted.

 

The driver was once more in Device Mgr but this time the taskbar icon said that the "battery [was detected] but is not charging."

 

Related:

Laptop came pre-installed w/a power-mgmt software, P4G. When I got the above results, I uninstalled this program thinking it might be the cause, or at least not helping the matter. But I still have the problem.

 

Any thoughts??

 

My System:

Asus K50l 

Win 7 x64

 

P.S. I'm desperate so I'm sure this is really, really reaching, but is it possible that the lack of a cover for batt compartment might have system thinking there's nothing there since the "lock mechanism wouldn't be engaged?

 

Also, it's now back to "no battery detected," but the 2-color light indicator is solid orange. (green=good to go, solid orange=not charged @ 95% & on AC-power, & blinking orange=(hardware) failure, corruption, blah blah blah.)


Edited by hamluis, 14 March 2014 - 10:04 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 zingo156

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

Did you buy a genuine asus battery or a generic battery? I have had a lot of problems with generic batteries not charging. After all the problems I now only recommend genuine brand name replacements in all systems/brands. They are more expensive.

 

I have seen some charging circuits fail but it was very rare. My guess is you got a bad new battery.


Edited by zingo156, 14 March 2014 - 10:18 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

 

Did you buy a genuine asus battery or a generic battery?

 A few weeks ago I got a  Non genuine battery for a Laptop , It was charged when I got it so I ran the laptop till it needed charging plugged the charger in it started charging after 5 minutes it stopped and has not worked since. I replaced it with a genuine part and everything works great.

 

Genuine battery cost 80 dollars.

Non genuine battery cost 60 dollars.

Thats what you call an expensive lesson.






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