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Battery not charging

My battery power is as 84 percent and says its charging.Its been 1 week and it is now at 80 percent.It says its charging,but the power of the battery is still at 80 percent

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Do a complete discharge by setting your power options to allow that to happen from the control pannel then recharge and see what happens.

Often this fix it.

Good thing to do to extend battery life esp if the laptop is pluggin alot.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Do not interrupt the battery recalibration process. If recalibration is interrupted, you must start the process over again.

  1. Close all open files and programs.
  2. Connect your notebook to AC power and allow the battery to completely charge.
  3. Disconnect the AC power and restart your notebook.Note: If the power cord plug.gif or battery baticon.gif icon does not appear on the taskbar, click the show hidden icons showhidden.gif button. If the icon still does not appear, verify thatAlways show icon on the taskbar is checked on the Power Options Properties Advanced tab.

  4. Completely discharge the battery by doing the following:

    1. From the desktop, right-click on the power icon, then select Adjust Power Properties.
    2. Click the Power Schemes tab.
    3. Click the arrow button to open the Power Schemes list, then click Always On.
    4. Click the Alarms tab.
    5. Click to remove the check mark from the Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm checkboxes. Let the battery drain until your notebook automatically turns off.

  5. After the battery is completely drained, reconnect your notebook to AC power.
  6. Charge the battery completely until the yellow battery status indicator goes out.
  7. When you are ready to use your notebook again, do the following:

    1. From the desktop, right-click on the power icon, then select Adjust Power Properties.
    2. Click the Power Schemes tab.
    3. Click the arrow button to open the Power Schemes list, then click Always On.
    4. Click the Alarms tab.
    5. Click to select the Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm check boxes.

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you can check the following link too

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If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop power it up then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
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One is from 95 and still gives 5 hours of charge.

First check if it might be replaced under warrenty. OEM or Store purchase warrenty's cover this.

If its coming out of your pocket it really pays to shop around. I was replaced one a week ago and was quoted $84 to $176 in town. The higher prices were from computer stores and were saying a week to get it in. The $84 was a battery store and was in the next day.

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Some laptops will run without the battery installed so you can check this out by a few simple tests. Take the battery out and try turning on the laptop if it runs then you know its not the laptop or the power supply. If it is one of those laptops that wants the battery in then you need to check the power supply with a volt meter. Normally its not the power supply so if you can't do this don't worry.

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