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Battery appears charged, but computer will only run when plugged in

Our computer works well when plugged in to power and battery appears to be charged, but cannot be powered up on battery. When disconnected from power, and we open the lid to start it the computer tries to start up immediately (like it's in hibernation mode) and appears to have never been shut down properly. Then it goes down immediately - like the battery is dead. We have removed the battery and re-installed it - no change. We don't usually use it on battery, but have been travelling and used it until it gave us the low battery warning. We left it plugged in to re-charge. The battery light is green like it is charged, but goes out immediately when disconnected from power. The icon indicates the battery is at 91% (down from 97% a few days ago, down from 99% a few days before that - and we haven't been able to use it on battery the entire time!) Any thoughts?

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  • Norma Smith
    Norma Smith Jun 15, 2008

    Thanks anyway, but it appears to have been a faulty battery. Swapped it for ours pare when we got home and things are working fine again.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    once i used until the battery comes to low thn i saw and shut down the lapi it was beeping at that time, on the nxt day i turn on without connecting to power its is hanged in bios means i can't enter into bios also it says entering setup hanged..its totally hanged plz help me out sir plz...

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Does your battery have one of those charge indicator panels on bottom?

also, it's possible that the connection from battery to the internals is shot..if that's the case, then you're looking at a major motherboard swap

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