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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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IT WANT LET READ ANYTHING OR REBOOT EITHER


So what happens when you press the power button to turn the computer on? Your statement doesn't tell us very much. When you say it won't let you read anything sounds like something is display on the screen but you can't read it. Is that true? And you said reboot either? You can always cut the computer off and press the power button to try and reboot it, even thought it might not be successful. Explain what is happening more clearly.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

May 24, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Hi, I have eMachines E640-N833G25Nnks, P/N: LX.NA102.059, Model: NEW85, S/N: LXNA10205902804E2A1601. It is: proc: AMD Phenom II X3 Mobile Processor N830, graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, mem: 3GB,...


I Googled to see if there was any problems related to battery sensors, seems eMachines laptops don't have that problem, the laptop runs well while plugged in, so it's not internal circuitry, I believe it's a battery problem, as you say charging level has been decreasing progressively, try your battery on another laptop to see if the battery is the problem and just in case try a friend's battery on your laptop to completely eliminate doubts about battery sensors, if you don't have a friend with a similar laptop I would go the safe way and send the battery for replacement, if the store where you bought it is in the same country you should get the laptop there so they check out what's going on, if you live in a different country read the manual or click "eMachines customer support" to see if there's any tech support near your city, I still believe it's a battery problem.
Not I'm gonna give you some advice on taking care of your laptop's battery: - When you get new batteries make sure you charge them at least 12 hours before using it. - If you're not going to use your laptop in a while (one or two weeks) get the battery to full charge and then deattach it from the computer, put it back in if you're going to use it. - If using your battery periodically get it to full charge and deplete your battery's energy completely by using the computer until it turn's off itself and then recharge it completely again at least once a week.
If you have any questions, I'll be glad to help. Have a nice day.

May 17, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do i fix my asus eeepc that won't charge


First of all you have to narrow down your problem but finding out where is the problem exactly is it your battery or your charger so what you have to do find a charger from friend or so if similar is well and good
but always check the polarity it shold be exactly the same .and volts also then try to charge it its gives you a charged battery so you are sure its the problem with the charger and in the other case if still dosent charge its your batery so need replacement of either of 2.
other things you can check is when you plug in the charger to the laptop dose the notification comes on the light of plug and shows a batery with the plug icon on your taskbar. if yes just you need to check if its giving you the correct volts.
and if your laptop is working when connected to power only that means you have problem with battery .try removing it out for some time so its complitly drained and then clean the connection pins andreinsert it well and check.
thanks if its helpfull please cast some votes.

Dec 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My laptop starts to shut down within 20 mintues being on it. my battery don't hold up either, it gets to hot. i've tried a cooling pad also


Good day.
You haven't mention how old is your laptop. Laptop battery operating hours diminished as it gets old. This is just normal for the type of battery being used in our laptop (also in cellular phones). If your laptop is really that old, there is a need to buy a new battery pack, Just be sure of the brand/model before your buy.
In some cases, the cause of your problem is in the charger or the charging mechanism. You may test your charger/adapter using voltmeter for the actual voltage reading and comparing this to the rating stated in the outer case of the adapter. If you observed a discrepancy in the reading, then buy new adapter.

Just let me know if you need some more help.
Good luck.

Tedmac

Sep 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Battery problem-plugged in, not charging. Lenovo 3000 N100.Type:0768.Model:24U.S.no:L3LA215. Please offer a solution.


Had the same problem with a manufactured refurb, would go to 79 %, if you go to power options, change plan settings, change advance power settings, then to the Lenovo energy management tab, press the big enable Lenovo energy management, click on the blue gear to the left of the question mark, if "Optimize for Battery lifespan" is selected it will only charge the battery to 80%, change this to "Optimize for Battery Runtime" and it will charge to 100%

Feb 26, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core...

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My laptop wont charge


If your laptop isn't charging, it's usually one of two problems:

1) Your AC adaptor isn't working correctly anymore. It may be faulty, or may simply have endured all the wear and tear it can handle.

2) Your battery is either dead or dying, and is no longer charging correctly.

If the problem is your AC adaptor, a simple replacement will fix the issue. If the problem is your battery, then it gets a little more expensive (batteries usually aren't cheap).

Most laptops come with software to help monitor battery life and so on. Dell, for example, have their "Quickset" software, which can tell you if your battery is operating properly or not.

If you give me more details on the specifics of your laptop, I can help more. Manufacturer/Model?

Hope that helps.

Jan 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba satellite pro a200 The laptop has stop recharging, i don't know if its the battery or the adapter or the actual laptop with the problem? please help!!!


First do not remove battery and use charger only. Lets start at the beginning first if you are using a UK three point plug check the fuse in the plug. Next some adaptors have a small green light on when connected to the mains. Another way to check the adaptor is, if you no someone with a multi meter (used to check voltages etc) get them to check if there is a reading from the end you plug into the computer should read 19volt. That would check your charging adaptor. Battery well if adaptor is charging then it is almost likely to be your battery.
If you have to replace the battery take it with you when you go for the replacement and ask them to check it in another laptop if they wont do this go elsewhere.
By what you say you have a fault with the adaptor.
Good luck

Sep 04, 2008 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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