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Battery Does not Charge

Can nyone help me, My laptop battery does not charge and i have to keep it connected to the mains everytime i want to use it. what is the problem and the solution?!?!

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Hey dude, the battery is most probably DEAD. get a replacement....:) cost around SGD$120...XD

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If you are sure that your battery is not old and still is "capable" of charging... then this is what is wrong with your Laptop ::

Your DC Power Jack Needs Repair/Replace...(it is the Female Plug on your Laptop that the AC Power cord Plugs into.
hope that helps..

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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I charge my laptop 100% but my battery is low everytime why?


Rechargeable batteries do not last forever.

They only accept about 1,000 charge cycles before becoming a brick.
so if you charged it everyday, that would be less than 3 years.

In addition, as the battery ages, it's ability to fully charge is lessened. That is why it is important to fully discharge the battery before connecting it up again. Some MFRs have software installed to "calibrate" the battery which you should run periodically which will lengthen the life of your battery.

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Many users do not use their notebook/notebook batteries correctly. The battery in a laptop/notebook/netbook is a rechargeable battery, like the battery in a Cellphone, a Digital Camera an eReader or an MP3/MP4/MP5 Player. This type of battery needs to both charge and discharge, if it is to perform to its maximum capacity and have a full, long life.

You would never dream of using a Cellphone, Digital Camera, an eReader or an MP3/MP4/MP5 Player only with the devices permanently connected to the mains electricity, because they are all devices that are designed to be used while the user is moving around whether indoors or outdoors, powered by their rechargeable batteries. the batteries of such devices are only recharged when the charge in their cells is depleted and then only for as long as it takes to restore full charge to them.

As with the other devices mentioned, a laptop/notebook/netbook's battery is designed for mobile use and the user should charge it to 100% full and then stop charging it to then use the device on battery power alone, until the battery is low on power, when the recharging cycle can then be repeated.

A notebook/netbook has more flexibility than the other devices mentioned because, unlike the other devices, it can also be powered directly from the mains electricity, without the battery installed.

If your laptop/notebook/netbook is mainly used away from the home or office, it is fine to leave the battery permanently installed. If, however, it is mainly used indoors at home or at work and always or almost always on exactly the same desk or table, then it makes little sense to use it either on battery power alone or with the battery permanently installed.

Charge the battery up to full charge and then disconnect the battery from the device and keep it safely for when you next need to use the laptop/notebook/netbook on the move (if the battery is stored for long periods it may require additional recharging to both maintain the battery's condition and to keep it fully charged because low level power dissipation takes place in a disconnected battery). Then connect the device to the mains electricity without the battery and continue using it like that.

If the laptop/notebook/netbook is mainly used in a single permanent indoor location, then charging has to stop when the battery has reached 100% full charge and should only be resumed when the device gives a low battery charge warning.

It is also important not to let rechargeable batteries drain completely by ignoring the low battery charge warming and continuing to use the device until the battery runs out of charge and the device powers down suddenly. Sudden shutdowns like this are neither good for the battery nor the device and can shorten the lifespan of both.

Continuing to charge any rechargeable battery when it has already been fully charged damages and shortens the life of the battery. It can even damage the internal Power Management System of the device if done over a sustained period of time and/or for prolonged periods of time.

When your notebook only shows 75% as the maximum charging level, this is an indication that one or more (probably two) of the individual cells that make up the battery are fully depleted, damaged and probably no longer capable of storing a charge, for the reasons given above. You should stop charging this battery after it has reached 75%, otherwise more cells are likely to become damaged and so on until the entire battery is dead, unresponsive and useless.

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My c610 battery i have replaced it 2 times but it still dolesnt charges it stops it stops to charge during charging


Hi nabhanizatio

DELL LATITUDE C610 BATTERY CHARGE FAILURE

The likely cause of the original battery fault is a very common mistake in the way laptops are used. A laptop battery, working at optimum efficiency, whether of the older Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride or newer Lithium Ion types, is meant to charge under power and then discharge under use, if it is to have a long and useful life. This means that it should be used in a similar way to a cellphone's battery - connected to mains electricity and charged up when low or flat and then disconnected from the power and used on battery power alone until the power level means the cycle needs repeating. Many people, however, unwittingly use their laptops like desktop PCs and leave the mains electricity permanently connected to it even after the battery is fully charged. The reason that people cite for doing this is 'convenience'. This, however, is a mistake.

Laptops have more flexibility than cellphones in that, if they are mainly used in one place rather than as mobile devices, then it is possible to charge the battery to full capacity, disconnect from the mains, then remove and keep the battery until the next time the laptop's mobility function is required (periodically recharge the stored battery if not in use for long periods of time because the charge slowly dissipates when not in use), reconnect the mains to the battery-less laptop and use it like that, ad infinitum.

When a laptop battery is fully charged, what it really wants to do is discharge. However, maintaining the mains connection prevents it from doing so. The Power Management
System on the motherboard is designed to cope with long periods of either battery powered or battery-less mains powered use, but not long periods of simultaneous battery + mains powered use. A fully charged battery still connected to mains electricity has no means of discharging and various power sensitive components such as the Power Inverter, Cold Cathode Backlight, LCD Panel, Graphics Chip and Motherboard Power Management Stystem can become damaged by the power bottleneck created.

Using the battery in this wrong way also gradually depletes the charging capacity of the cells, until eventually, the cells can carry no charge, meaning a dead battery. A dead battery, where the cells are depleted, left in the laptop with the mains connected, is even worse for the Power Managent System
because the flow of power to the motherboard via the dead battery cells is inefficient and intermittent, creating battery overheating, low CPU Cooling Fan speed, inferior cooling and consequent internal overheating hazards in addition to potential electrical damage to several components. When damage to the Motherboard Power Management System passes a certain point, even a new battery might not charge - the situation in which you now find yourself.

Loose DC jacks, leading to intermittent power drops and surges, are typically caused by the jack being allowed to take the weight of the heavy transformer box on the laptop's power cable. The solution is to ensure that the laptop is never held, carried or used with the transformer hanging unsupported. If the laptop is in use, the transformer should be disconnected, carried, placed on a desk or table near the laptop (if the cord is short) or laid completely full-weight-flat on the floor (if the cord is long enough). Also, a Surge Suppressor/Surge Protector should always be used between the mains power socket and all computer
equipment, rather than directly to the mains.

If either the Motherboard Power Management System or DC Jack are ever damaged, your laptop would require professional specialist repair by a Component Level Laptop Repair Specialist, providing No Fix No Fee, Warrantied Repairs ( typically 3-6 months Repair Warranty).

I hope this helps.


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My Gateway MS2285 didn't charge, so I took out the battery and ran it on AC only and it was okay. Should I do this if i plan on running on AC for a long period? What do you suggest please


Hi

The likely cause of the original battery fault and the key to what to look out for in future is a very common mistake in the way laptops are used. A laptop battery, working at optimum efficiency, whether of the older Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride or newer Lithium Ion types, is meant to charge under power and then discharge under use, if it is to have a long and useful life.
This means that it should be used in a similar way to a cellphone's battery - connected to mains electricity and charged up when low or flat and then disconnected from the power and used on battery power alone until the power level means the cycle needs repeating.
Many people, however, unwittingly use their laptops like desktop PCs and leave the mains electricity connected to it even after the battery is fully charged. The common reason that people cite for doing this is 'convenience'.This, however, is a mistake.

Laptops have more flexibility than cellphones in that, if they are mainly used in one place rather than as mobile devices, then it is possible to charge the battery to full capacity, disconnect from the mains, then remove and keep the battery until the next time the laptop's mobility function is required (periodically recharge the stored battery if not in use for long periods of time because the charge slowly dissipates when not in use), reconnect the mains to the battery-less laptop and use it like that, ad infinitum. It is this method of powering the laptop that you have recently discovered.

When a laptop battery is fully charged, what it really wants to do is discharge. However, maintaining the mains connection, prevents it from doing so. The P
ower Management system on the motherboard is designed to cope with long periods of either battery powered or battery-less, direct mains powered use (as you are currently doing), but not long periods of simultaneous battery + mains powered use. A fully charged battery, still connected to mains electricity has no means of discharging and various power sensitive components such as the Power Inverter, Cold Cathode Backlight, LCD Panel and Graphics Chip can become damaged by the power bottleneck created.

Using the battery in this wrong way also gradually depletes the charging capacity of the cells (as seems to have happened to you), until eventually, the cells can carry no charge, meaning a dead battery. A dead battery, where the cells are depleted, left in the laptop with the mains connected, is even worse for the Power
Management System, because the flow of power to the motherboard, via the dead battery cells, is inefficient and intermittent, creating battery overheating, low CPU Cooling Fan speed, inferior cooling and consequentinternal overheating hazards in addition to potential electrical damage to several components (and even burn damage to users' laps).

Loose DC jacks, leading to intermittent power drops and surges, are typically caused by theDC Jack being allowed to take the weight of the heavy transformer box on the laptop's power cable. The solution is to ensure that the laptop is never held, carried or used with the transformer hanging unsupported. This is a very real danger wparticularly when the laptop is moved while being used in a battery-less condition. If the laptop is in use, the transformer should be disconnected, carried, placed on a desk or table near the laptop (if the cord is short) or laid completely full-weight-flat on the floor (if the cord is long enough). If a battery-less laptop is being moved, to be completely safe, it should really be powered down beforehand. Another hazard of battery-less laptop use is the accidental pulling out of the power cable while the laptop is in use, which can cause serious damage to the Hard Drive, CPU, RAM, Cooling Fan Motor, Graphics Chip, LCD Panel, Cold Cathode Backlight and LCD Panel Power Inverter.


Also, always use a Surge Supressor/Surge Protector between the mains power socket and all Co
mputer equipment, never connect the laptop's power cable directly to the mains.

When battery cells are dead, a replacement battery is required for mobile computing and should be bought and installed as soon as possible. In the meantime, the old, dead battery should be removed and disposed of in an ecologically sound manner and the laptop can be used (battery-less) on mains power alone.
Manage any new battery you buy and the AC/DC Adapter in the way described above and you should hopefully avoid problems in future.

I hope this helps. If this answer does help you, please take the time to rate it. This helps answerers like me better understand the needs and the point of view of the asker and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide useful, high quality answers. If you need further help, please feel free to post another question or add a comment to this question.


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My Dell says it doesn't recognise my new battery, and tells me that I should press F1 and that it won't be able to charge it, but it then does appear to charge it ok, although the light at the...



Hi

You don't say which Operating System you use.

A new battery needs a good, long charge for only the first charge. After that, charge until it is fully charged. The battery charge icon at the bottom right of the screen, near the clock, will tell you the state of the battery, by floating the mouse over it. If you have no icon, right click on the Task Bar, bottom of screen > properties > notification area > tick 'power' > apply > ok.

The likely cause of the original battery fault and the key to what to look out for in future with the new battery is a very common mistake in the way laptops are used. A laptop battery, working at optimum efficiency, whether of the older Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride or newer Lithium Ion types, is meant to charge under power and then discharge under use, if it is to have a long and useful life. This means that it should be used in a similar way to a cellphone's battery - connected to mains electricity and charged up when low or flat and then disconnected from the power and used on battery power alone until the power level means the cycle needs repeating. Many people, however, unwittingly use their laptops like desktop PCs and leave the mains electricity connected to it even after the battery is fully charged. The reason that people cite for doing this is 'convenience'. This, however, is a mistake.

Laptops have more flexibility than cellphones in that, if they are mainly used in one place rather than as mobile devices, then it is possible to charge the battery to full capacity, disconnect from the mains, then remove and keep the battery until the next time the laptop's mobility function is required (periodically recharge the stored battery if not in use for long periods of time because the charge slowly dissipates when not in use), reconnect the mains to the battery-less laptop and use it like that, ad infinitum.

When a laptop battery is fully charged, what it really wants to do is discharge. However, maintaining the mains connection prevents it from doing so. The
power management system on the motherboard is designed to cope with long periods of either battery powered or battery-less mains powered use, but not long periods of simultaneous battery + mains powered use. A fully charged battery still connected to mains electricity has no means of discharging and various power sensitive components such as the Power Inverter, Cold Cathode Backlight, LCD Panel and Graphics Chip can become damaged by the power bottleneck created.

Using the battery in this wrong way also gradually depletes the charging capacity of the cells, until eventually, the cells can carry no charge, meaning a dead battery. A dead battery, where the cells are depleted, left in the laptop with the mains connected, is even worse for the Power M
anagement System because the flow of power to the motherboard via the dead battery cells is inefficient and intermittent, creating battery overheating, low CPU Cooling Fan speed, inferior cooling and consequent internal overheating hazards in addition to potential electrical damage to several components.

Loose DC jacks, leading to intermittent power drops and surges, are typically caused by the jack being allowed to take the weight of the heavy transformer box on the laptop's power cable. The solution is to ensure that the laptop is never held, carried or used with the transformer hanging unsupported. If the laptop is in use, the transformer should be disconnected, carried, placed on a desk or table near the laptop (if the cord is short) or laid completely full-weight-flat on the floor (if the cord is long enough).

Also, always use a Surge Suppressor/Surge Protector between the mains power socket and all Co
mputer equipment, never directly to the mains.

When battery cells are dead, a replacement battery is required and should be bought and installed as soon as possible. In the meantime, the old, dead battery should be removed and the laptop used (battetyless) on mains power alone.
Manage the new battery and the AC/DC Adapter in the way described above and you should hopefully avoid similar problems in future.

I hope this helps. If this answer does help you, please take the time to rate it. This helps answerers better understand the needs and the point of view of the asker and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide useful, high quality answers. If you need further help, please feel free to post another question or add a comment to this question. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Should i use my new acer 5760 on mains power when possible


It depends upon how much time you run your laptop on battery power, you can keep an eye on the battery charge level when you connect it to mains power. You do not need to keep it on mains power all the time, only when the battery level drops to a low level and needs charging.
The laptop will warn you when it is low on battery power.

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My wrless is not going to b turn on on windows 7 nd xp plz give me the sedation nd support for it


Critical battery switches off the wireless network card to preserve power. Motherboard seems to log this status but when re-connecting to mains power the card does not receive power again. Uninstalling the driver and getting Windows to re-install automatically upon re-boot does not work.


Charge up the battery whilst the computer is running. You can charge it to a substantial level, say, above 25%. Disconnect mains power so that your laptop is running on battery only. Set your wireless switch to OFF (this is usually to the left position, away from the orange indicator). Now run your computer down to the critical battery level again (perhaps overnight). In the morning when you press the power button, the 'CHARGE' indicator (looks like a lightning bolt) on the front of the laptop should flash quickly, indicating that there is no charge in the battery. Remove the battery from the laptop's underside. Wait a couple of seconds, then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Keeping the battery off the laptop, reconnect mains power. Boot up your PC. When at the Windows desktop and all your startup programs have finished loading, switch your wireless on (to the right position). You should now have a blue light, and wireless should once again be working. You can now re-insert your battery. You might have to setup your wireless network connection again as mine seemed to be 'lost', but at least hopefully the main problem is now fixed

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ensure connections to battery computer are clean, keep computer off and and battery then let in the mains for a while the battery should start to charge if not then if new take it back

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