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Gateway MX8711 Battery Won't Charge

I accidently unplugged my laptop so the battery was drained. When I plugged it back in it shows that the battery is not being charged. The small red light stays on almost continuously (sometimes goes off for about 4 seconds).

Did I ruin my main battery? could it be the CMOS battery?

Thanks

Ron

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  • Desiree1209 Mar 20, 2009

    In order to use my laptop it must be plugged in. The battery indicator always says "plugged, not charging" no matter what. I guess it is time for a new battery, but I don't know what happened to this one.

  • lorif3199 Apr 03, 2009

    My daughter has forgotten her password for her gateway laptop it is an mx87? can someone tell me where the cmos battery is

  • kcorleon May 03, 2009

    The small red light stays on almost continuously (sometimes goes off for about 4 seconds).when i press power button both lights flicker then pops off. never even begins fan or inialization.

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Well I was also told it is not a good idea to run your battery forever with the battery installed as this will kill the battery

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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As long as the laptop still works on AC then your battery is probably dead. It is a few years old already so it probably wasnt far from the end of its useful life anyway.

Try not to drain laptop batteries down all the way to zero - Its best to always have some charge in them to extend the life.

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