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Power source not charcing battery

''power meter in power options properties''

current power source keeps flashing between AC power and batteries, until the total battery remaining time is zero, but the AC power source and battery still flashing?
have brought and tried replacement battery but still the same?

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  • d_skelton7 Nov 19, 2008

    if i remove the battery, the PC runs fine,, i did this to prove the AC power source

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Its not the battery, its AC power source providing your problem.
Check if AC connector goes in as far as it should on your laptop, check so you dont have a weak link on the cables on the AC. My guess is that the power sorce or the cables on is defect someway.

Good luck!

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Nov 19, 2008

    Since the problem is that the power is jumping until your battery is emty,

    i'm still sure that it is cable-problem and not a battery problem. If its not the cable from the AC is must be the cables inside your computer. From the connectionpoint goes 4 cables, two dirictly to the motherboard so it runs when u can use is whitout the battery and two to the battery for charging it, try to open your laptop and check that those cables are still in one pice. Sometime the solder on those cables isent good, if so u need to solder them again.



    Good luck!

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How to Recalibrate a battery


SYMPTOMS- Short discharges and recharges do not fully synchronize the battery's fuel gauge with the battery's state-of-charge. This can result in the amount of power available in one cycle being less than expected or the battery meter being inaccurate.
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1. In Windows, right-click the Desktop and select Properties in the menu list.
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III - Fully discharge the battery

1. Remove the AC adapter.
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3. Connect the AC adapter to the notebook.
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IV - Enable the Windows Power Management

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Voltage testers and volt meters are two different things. A meter will provide a an indication of the exact voltage and type AC or DC. A tester on the other hand simply provides an indication of presence of power with little to no indication of how much or type.

AC power is what is provided by most power companies in the world. DC is a type of power provided by batteries and DC power supplies. If your tester or meter has provisions to check for AC and DC, you should check for BOTH. If AC power is present and you are have set your meter to test for DC power, your meter will indicate 0 volts. You can see this can be a dangerous condition. Most simple testers will not care if AC or DC power is being tested and the types that use neon lamps will usually glow differently for AC and DC power.

When setting up for testing voltage, you must test across the power source (or in "parallel") or load (such as a light bulb), as opposed to "in series" with the power source. Across would be from the + to - post of a battery, into the slots of an outlet, etc. "In series" is when the tester would be completing a circuit - such as testing across an open switch.

First, check the meter's operation by testing a known good power source by following the next steps. Set the meter for the type power to be tested. Choose AC if unsure. Next, set the meter for the highest voltage range supported. Make sure this range is higher than the expected voltage, otherwise damage to the meter may result. Connect the probes to the power source. Read the meter. If the meter moved only slightly, adjust the range of the meter to the next lower value. You can keep adjusting downward as needed to get the most precise reading possible - but do not set the range to a value less than the voltage present. A 0-300 volt scale is the lowest to measure a 240 volt outlet - switching to a 0 - 150 volt scale will damage the meter. The 0 - 150 volt scale would be fine for measuring 120 volt outlets.

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Click the Screen Saver tab and then click the Power button.
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