For no apparent reason my laptop no longer switches to BATTERY power if you unplug it from a power socket in the wall. I have checked the battery properties and it says that the battery is holding 73% charge but it has been at this percentage for the last 2 weeks. The green light next to battery icon on the keyboard is also no longer lighting up. Just wondering if I need to replace my battery as it may simply have 'conked out' or whether there is something wrong with the settings or the computer itself.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers and thanks!
More than likely it is the battery. All Notebook batteries have internal circuitry that monitors the battery condition. There is a caveat though. It could very well be the chaging circuit in the notebook. The only way to be sure is by going to a qualified notebook repair center. It is certainly Not settings on the computer. Your best bet is Replace the battery and if that still fails just make sure you purchase it from a source that will accept it back and return your money if the new battery does not do the trick.
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Hi,the reason why your laptop is telling you to replace Battery is,you have killed your battery without knowing by Charging it always,since you have constant power supply,you should at least after getting a new Battery,discharge it four to five times a week longer life of battery,by these i mean,unplug cord from mains let power drain to 5% or 10% before charging again while working and if fully charged and you are not making use of it disconnect and if you want to make use of it use battery instead do not connect immediately to mains until power drains from battery.Just like your mobile phone,you only charge it when need be(ie. when Battery is Low).
Power drain would be a better solution in this case. 1.first shut down the comp 2.unplug the charger 3. remove the battery and after press and hold the power button for 60 seconds without any charger and the battery.After the 60 seconds replug the battery and the charger and turn the computer
SOunds to me like the charge board inside the laptop has gone bad. If it will not run off of the mains supply without the battery and will not charge the battery, this is your problem. AS far as where you can get the parts or have it repaired. I am unsure of because I would need the full model and make of the laptop which didn't fit in the listing title bar above If you could send me more info, I would be glad to try to help.
If so, unplug it from the wall charger, remove the battery and wait 5 minutes. Then plug the unit back in, leaving the battery out. Attempt to power up. You may lose what work you hadn't saved from the previous use, but nothing else.
If that doesn't work, it's possible that
A) power socket isn't completely connected to the motherboard anymore, so
B) battery isn't charging properly, or
C) the wall charger has gone bad.
I'd say you're in hibernation tho.