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Battery Indicator Light Goes Off When Not Fully Charged

  • I got a used battery that was reportedly good.
    When I got it one light was lit on the battery test.

    When I plugged in the adapter the battery light indicator came on as it should.

    After charging for about 2 hours, the battery light went out!

    The charge is now at 26% (2 lights on test) now but seems to not charge any more

    Pulling the battery out and re-seating it makes the light come back on momentarily but then
    goes back out.

    When using the computer the battery indicator comes back on (solid) for a while and then goes back off

    I don't know if the battery is bad, the AC power adapter is bad, bios is bad, or hardware is bad.

    Latitude (C Family)
    Battery (851UY) (1800 mAh)




    Message Edited by alan93 on 01-31-2004 07:06 PM

  • OK, I admit the above was strange but it now has finally starting charging correctly, all the way up to 100%, but

    when I run the laptop, it goes down and then off in about 5 mintues.

    So I'm assuming that this is a bad battery that I got?

    Even though it charges up to 100% but doesn't keep the laptop running for more than 5 minutes.



    Message Edited by alan93 on 02-01-2004 04:31 PM