Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:24 PM
Sounds like you have the same problem that I have been reading about for 4 months now. However, all the posts AS well AS my laptop, the drain goes all the way to 0% (none of us noticed the discharging going on). What I have finally figured out to be the problem is the recepticle into which the AC is plugged. Many of the posts were replied with funny things to do to solve the problem, however none actually worked for all, and those who thought the funny fixes worked reposted again later saying the problem was back. These fixes were things like: take battery out, put in freezer, reinsert; get new battery; get new AC cord; call the manufacturer of your laptop. My laptop is 2 years old and this problem started about 4 months ago. My problem is also extremely intermittent = happening every week or two.....not daily. So two days ago when it happened again, I gently wiggled the cord's plug (the end that goes into the laptop) and immediately got the charging light to come back on. So, I am thinking that the recepticle is where the real problem lies. I actually bought a new battery because I had not discharged my original battery like one should, and it is only good for about an hour. The new battery made by Technuity, a division of Energizer, does NOT require discharging EVER, and I bought it on eBay for $30. It sells for around $120 online. Love it, lasts for 4-6 hours depending on how you have your power set. Anyway, check the recepticle into which the battery plugs. Haven't had the problem again, yet.......but do plan to have it checked (maybe!) by a local repair guy I have heard about. I had tried the fix mentioned that said to remove battery, shut down laptop, reincert battery, reboot.........but didn't work. So, again, two days ago I just moved the plug a little, and immediately worked. I also looked at the little pin in the hole and it seems to be a little loose? and I don't think it should be? So, check your pin. Just be gentle.