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The rechare indicator is always amber, though Pc works

Laptop purchased on Dec 2008, in battery meter it shows no battery even while running on battery the tool bar shows on Ac power. Problem started Last week, along with this i have one more problem from last week- My cursor- jumps left

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Pls change the battery and check it

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