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Battery not charging

The battery starts to charge then the 3 lights on the display flash and the battery shows full. The reality- when unplugged from the USB is that its empty. Tried resetting. Tried different USB ports and different PCs- to no avail.

If you know a solution please let me know.

My main PC is an AMD K6-2 450 with 256mb ram, Win XP home edition.

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