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I bought a new battery and because it is not a Sony, I get a caution that the battery is not installed correctly or is incompatible. I can't 'x' out or ignore the message and it causes the laptop to go into hibernation. Is there anyway around this?

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  • pfowler Dec 10, 2009

    I bought this one on-line from LaptopBatteryStore.com.
    It is SUPPOSED to be compatable. I bought the used laptop for a Christmas gift for my daughter. I got laid off 10 months ago and times are tough right now.
    All the specs on the new battery match the one that is bad.

  • pfowler Dec 11, 2009

    The problem was a setting on the laptop.
    Sony had a utility installed that makes it not compatable with an off-brand battery.
    I unchecked a box in the MSconfig box and it works fine now!

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Don't continue to use it, it might damage your computer, if you can't find a branded sony battery pack at least buy a compatible one for your computer, ask assistance from computer store attendants before buying a battery pack, better to bring you notebook when purchasing one to be sure and have it tested before paying for it.

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Try using another power adapter and let's see what happens. Also cross check the way you fixed the new battery. Try powering you laptop without the battery fixed.

But if symptoms still persist, I would advice you look for the correct battery for your Laptop, because if you don't, something might get damaged on you system and probably from the power part.

Systems are very sensitive and you can't force them to do what they don't want.

Therefore the best thing to do is to get the a Sony battery.

Best wishes

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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    Walesarumi Dec 11, 2009

    I think you have to return the battery. Being a brand new and from LaptopBatteryStore.com does not mean the battery must be good. Consider the fact that there might be a factory error. When batteries are not used for a long time, the cells get weak and its sometimes hard for it to regain cell back to normal.You can't tell how long the battery has stayed in the store.

    Maybe you should use the laptop without the battery pending the time you replace the battery.

    Take care.


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    Walesarumi Dec 12, 2009

    Good!

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