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Odd battery issue

When I'm using the computer on battery power, as soon as it gets to 50% it suddenly drops to 5%. The same thing happens when charging, once it hits 50% it jumps to 95%. Is there any reason this should be happening?

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Re: Odd battery issue - Toshiba Satellite A20-S207 Notebook PC Laptops

Try to replace the battery.

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