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Battery my battery seems to not want to recharge and when I start my laptop up with the docking station and AC adaptor on, the computer tells me it can't determine what AC it is using.

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Re: battery

Below is a listing of issues and solutions to those issues relating to the NICAD batteries.
Main battery does not charge See document CH000353 for additional information to why the main battery may not charge.
Battery does not charge to 100% See document CH000354 for additional information to why the main battery may not charge to 100%.

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