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Battery Issue Yesterday I was using my laptop on battery power, and I closed it, putting it into hibernate. When I took it out of my backpack (less than a minute later), it hadn't fully turned off. I opened it up, and the hibernation screen was up, but very faint. Nothing was happening, so I had to just turn it off. When I opened it again, the battery had completely drained, and I put it back in hibernate to reserve the power. Then I noticed that my power LED was blinking... But it was red. It looks like it's a problem with the battery, but would anyone be able to confirm that for me? Also, is there something I can do to fix the problem or is my only option replacing the battery? It's not a huge problem as I usually have it plugged in anyway, but I can see it being a problem at some point. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Battery Issue

You can try looking up in the user manual what the red blinking light means. If you do not have a manual try downloading from the manufacturer's site.

If the laptop is usually plugged it then it could be that the battery does not charge properly. Try to recalibrate the battery. There maybe an option to do this in the control panel or in the BIOS Utility. If not, check the manufacturer's site for a utility.

To test the battery plug it in long enough to charge it then unplug and see if the laptop stays on.

Hope this helps!

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