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Charging I have the secondary/opttional battery that is used in the expansion port of my laptop. For an undiscovered reason it only charges some of the time, when it does not the computer does not recognise it. I checked the connections and they seem fine. I'm lost from here :) Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Charging

Is the battery very old? and have you tryed a differant battery?

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