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TOSHIBA U400 running VISTA; When I am on battery and get low i plug in so i can continue working but even though the lighted icons on the laptop show it is plugged in and charging and the toolbar icons show the same the battery will continue to drain and my machine will shut down even though plugged in. I then hit power on and everything is restored to normal the battery will start charging and continue to go back to full capacity even while i continue to use the laptop. Also I noticed that i can loose my red battery indicator light on my machine and when that happens if i take out the battery even while i am plugged the pc will shut down immediately: my laptop isnt getting power then. if the battery indicator light shows before i remove the battery then i can continue to run on ac. Strange no!?

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Yes it is, seems there is some problem with the power state detection and changing of the load mode. Might by a physical problem, so I am not sure you can fix it.
At least check your power plan details and see if there is any error with the ACPI devices in the device manager.
In general, if you use the laptop when plugged, you should take out the battery to maximize the battery life (prevents useless load cycles).
Also configure Windows to optimize battery usage.

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