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The battery does not charge anymore ,the bios setting says idle

How can I get the battery to charge again? Is it a bios setting? or am I missing something? It worked fine until I took a trip and partway thru the trip the battery quit charging?

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  • steveverhoev Mar 07, 2009

    No, the light on the laptop doesn't come on anymore. I will find a VOM meter and check output. Thanks



    Should the battery setting in BIOS say idle?

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Remove battery and reseat.
Use VOM (Volt-Ohm Meter) and phsically check to make sure the power supply is putting out advertised voltage (typically 19-20 VDC)
Make sure power supply recepticle (the female part on the laptop itself) has not been broken or reamed out such that contact is not being made.

When you plug power supply in, does the charging light on the laptop come on?

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I'm in the same situation. Apparently, the motherboard contains a chipset that controls the power charging to the battery by identifying the charger type. I updated my Bios & flashed, bought new baterry and check with 2nd charger with no luck.

Solution.. Replace Motherboard ( in other words trow your laptop and get a new one)

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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