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My laptop hasn't been giving me correct reading for my battery. the screen icon is reading 1% plugged in not charging where as the outer icon reads it has a full charge. the laptop has also been cutting out unexpectantly.

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You might have to go in to the power mangment area and see if that might be the problem set it to the middle setting if not it could be a bad battery ..

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