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The mains light stays lit after shutdown and eventually drains the Battery

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When your laptop is functionning and plugged, does the battery indicates that is is recharging?

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  • petdon44 Nov 23, 2013

    The battery is 99% charged when plugged in then I shut down and unplug the laptop, and the connected to mains light stays on, eventually draining the battery. At present I remove the battery and the light will go out., but will come on again when the battery is replaced.

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    Elise Lacoursiere Nov 24, 2013

    As silly as it can sound, try to shutdown your pc another way. I don't know if you use Windows 8, but here's a link showing many ways to shut down. Please try and let me know if it changes anything.

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    Elise Lacoursiere Nov 24, 2013

    Here's the link :http://emachines-us.custhelp.com/app/ans...

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A new battery needs a good, long charge for only the first charge. After that, charge until it is fully charged. The battery charge icon at the bottom right of the screen, near the clock, will tell you the state of the battery, by floating the mouse over it. If you have no icon, right click on the Task Bar, bottom of screen > properties > notification area > tick 'power' > apply > ok.

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