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Battery troubles Okay, seem to be having multiple power-related problems with my C610. Biggest of which is that the battery does not seem to charge. I'm assuming it's just dead-- unplugging the laptop from the AC adapter shuts it off immediately.Which is annoying, because even slightly jostling the plug can make it come loose, causing me to lose everything I was doing. Is there anyway to test my laptop to ensure that it is just a bad battery, before I go investing tons of money in replacing it? Secondly, the CMOS battery seems to be going-- my laptop will occasionally forget the time and date on startup. Buying a new battery doesn't seem difficult, but how on Earth would I install the thing? Unrelated, but still annoying... I seem to have broken the catch switch for my CD/DVD-ROM drive bay. So there's nothing holding it in place, and it falls out if the laptop isn't laying perfectly level. Is it possible to replace the catch?

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    my laptop battery does not seem to charge. I'm assuming it's just dead-- unplugging the laptop from the AC adapter shuts it off immediately.when the battery was removed and tested it was found to be good. what can i do?



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It's obvious that the battery is no longer storing the power. With no doubt that you have to buy another battery that you can enjoy the presence of your c610.


You should have a service manual that will guide you in replacing the CMOS BATTERY for your c610. Here is where you can get the manual....................



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Go to ebay to look for cd dvd rom replacement.

It is best to take computer to a computer shop to have cmos battery replaced because the computer has to be disassemled to access motherboard.

If the main battery has never been replace most likely its bad most laptop batteries have short lives.

on the otherhand with expense in mind you may want to price a new laptop from walmart they start arond 499.00 brand new

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