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New laptop battery not charging

Is there something I should be doing...other than putting battery in and charging it....The lights stay at amber , despite lengthy charging...could this be a faulty battery

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  • micatap Jan 10, 2009

    The same problem here, Acer Aspire 5560 series. I have a new - replacement battery and it wouldnt charge. If I boot the laptop with this battery it says the battery is wrong and it turns off. If I put it in when the laptop is running and unplug the AC power, the laptop works... But the system doesnt recognize any battery... I have had this problem before with another battery and it stoped running when the battery was going to die. Since then I never managed to recharge the battery. It looks like this time is the same - the battery doesnt charge... I tried newer bios, didnt help... Any suggestions??? Please help. Thanks. Andy

  • micatap Jan 11, 2009

    Hey, thanks for the post. I think my charger is fine because it works with my original battery that I had with the laptop... When I insert the new one and want to turn the laptop on without AC adapter the laptop starts beeping for few seconds and then turns off (doesnt boot at all). With my AC adapter it says the battery is wrong but it boots the system properly... But it doesnt recognize the new battery at all... The funny thing is that it works even if I unplug the AC adapter and go on the battery power... The light that indicates the battery is flashing - orange into green - normally green light is when the battery is fully charged and orange when its dying. I have no clue if it is charging the battery or not so maybe I just try to run it on the new battery until it dies and then see if I will be able to recharge. If yes, I will still have problem turning the laptop on... Well, a lot of information. Hope you can help me with this... Thanks a lot. Andy

  • wklemme Mar 09, 2009

    IBM T41... has been working great but the other day gave me notice that the battery needed to be charged and said I should save my work. Problem was I had it plugged into the wall outlet and have been using it that way almost all the time.
    I tested the charger and saw 14 volts output. The laptop will run on the charger alone with no battery inserted, but will not charge the battery if I insert one. I bought 2 more (used but good) batteries and they do the same thing. Yellow light stays on when battery is inserted.
    This does not seem to be a battery issue or a charger problem. What else can it be?
    Bill K

  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    It's old is this laptop and battery, and what kind is it?


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If you have had a couple of different batteries why not look at the charger If you have a Multi meter test the voltage and the see if it is putting enough in If you do not have a multi metre a small one can be purchsed under $20 and it can be used to check other things You need to eliminate things Battery then Charger and then laptop and if what you have said is not the battery it is most likely the charger

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