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The laptop will not run with the battery only I took it out several weeks ago and have been told that I have to order the battery my mail. I thought I would try to charge it one more time. I inserted the battery and the battery light is not on at all. the Drive and Power lights are on. How long do I have the "charge" the battery before I know if the battery is truly shot. Also, since I have power cord in the correct position. and it is plugged into the power outlet correctly So I guess my question is How long before I know if the battery is okay and taking a charge.

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How old is this batteries? If you leave it in for 10~12 hours and still no sign of charging, then more likely the batteries are gone.
One thing about laptop batteries is that if you never run it in batteries mode but always uae the AC adapter, the batteries can still go bad because the batteries will be charging/discharging, after about two years they will be bad. I take out may batteries and put it back in every 3 months to recharge over night then I will remove it.
One possibilty is that the charging circuits may have failed.

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