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I'm having trouble booting my laptop. It's a Medion Akoya EX. I'm sure that the problem is my battery. Is this repairable or do I need to buy a new one? All my symptoms are below. If I pull my battery, all symptoms below disappear. I can sucessfully boot and use my system. The left light below the screen on my laptop describes whether the laptop is running from the battery. (Green = laptop is running on battery, off = laptop is not running on battery) The middle light below my screen describes the battery state. (Green = fully charged, off = running on battery power, amber = charging, slowly blinking red = 10% battery power or less remains.) The right light below my screen describes whether the laptop is running on AC power. (Green = laptop is on and plugged in. Off = laptop is either on and powered by battery, or laptop is off.) If the power is off, and the power cord is unplugged, the middle light is off. This is normal. However, if I plug in the adapter, but keep the laptop power off, the middle light starts rapidly blinking red, two times per second. This is far faster than the "Low battery" blink that I've seen before. If I unplug the adapter, then turn on the laptop, the left light turns green as normal. The laptop starts to boot. After 20 seconds, the laptop shuts down. The leftmost LED turns off, the screen turns off, the fan turns off. After this, the middle LED blinks red 12 times rapidly. If I plug the adapter back in, then turn on the laptop, the middle light and the right light both light to solid green. This would generally mean that my laptop is on, powered by AC, and fully charged. However, I experience the same shutdown as above. The laptop stays on for 20 seconds. I can go to my BIOS or start booting from either my linux or windows partition. I don't experience any problems or error messages. Everything works normally, for 20 seconds.
Its late, so just to make sure I'm not brain-dead basically your laptop runs fine as long as its powered by the AC adaptor but dies fairly quickly while running via battery. This is very typical of a battery that will no longer hold a charge, not normally a user repairable item. It could also be that the charging electronics (in the laptop) isn't charging the battery, again not a typical user repair job. About your only option short of taking it to the repair shop is buying or borrowing a battery as a test.
Posted on Dec 13, 2006
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When you plug in the power cord is there any lights
whatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you was operating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cord is bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the power cord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can put the battery back in and let it charge.
Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs
into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the
jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to
take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the
motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.
Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove
the cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove
one of the
memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer.
If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark
an x on
it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next
memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it
aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If
boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it
it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.
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It sounds to me like some of the cells in the battery has collapsed.
A 12 volt light doesn't use as much juice on the battery as when you boot up. When Mobo, Monitor, Harddrive etc etc. start up they all use a large start-up-current and if the battery cant sustain the amount of amp. they all need together, nothing happens.
This is called shadow-charge, the battery seems fine, but when it really needs to put out some power it collapses.
I think you should try to sniff up another battery and see if this one has the same problem.
Or perhaps investigate wether or not you still have some warranty left on the battery, to try to get a free replacement.
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