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I have a IBM T43 laptop. It is charging but I have found that once it charges the battery light flashs orange. This doesn't change if I have the power cord pluged in or not. Would any one know whats going on?

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Is that the original charger

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1st. You really are not giving enough information to identify your problem.
2nd. If your battery is charging when unit is turned off and you can see a blue charging light on the front left panel, that's good but should only charge for 1 or 1 1/2 hrs. max.
3rd. If your charger is getting to hot to hold while attempting to charge the battery, you may have a bad battery.
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This unit is an HP and HP has a recall on many battey's. ( I have worked on al least 25 HP Laptops and in two years have not found a battery to return under recall ) Thanks, HP !!!

All and All, it sounds like the battery is NFG.
Drop me a email or reply here as to what you have found.
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john@johnrraycomputer.com

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