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Battery will not charge. Black box (on wire which connects to mains - sorry not good with techno!) light is on. Acer Travelmate 2480 laptop. Quite old I think, got it second hand. Does it just need a new battery? Don't want to buy one if it is something else.

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If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all.
OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time.
If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.

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