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Battery not charging?

The battery will not charge when its in, i get a flashing light with my battery LED the sequence is 4 green flashes 1 orange. i have no idea what is going on, iv looked up a couple of sites and found out that a fair few people are having the same problem.
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  • SFYoda Feb 25, 2008

    brought it off ebay. the AC works fine without the battery and iv tried moving the battery to the second port but still no luck... i was thinking i could try to replace the cell's of the battery but i need to get the right amount of change else it may explode...

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Replacing the cells on a laptop batter is nigh-impossible to get right. It sounds to me like there's a short in the battery itself, or perhaps one completely dead cell in there. In either case the best/cheapest/easiest solution is to get a new battery for it.

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Sounds like a dodgy charger. go bk to place were u gt it from and get it changed.

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