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Battery problem... i got a virus problem and my laptop was reconfigured. after that, i used the battery calibration but right after it started, my laptop suddenly turned off. the same thing happens when i did it again. it was on ac power and has 42% remaining in the battery when i used the battery calibration. now, my laptop cannot be turned on by battery alone. when on ac power, my laptop can be turned on but the battery always reads 0%. is this software or battery problem?

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Sounds like an hardware problem. The battery charger does not depend from the operative system, and is working even when the computer is turned off and connected to power socket. Leave your laptop off and connected to power overnight. If the battery charge is still zero then you probably need to get a new or tested-second-hand battery.

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Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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