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Old August 15th 11, 08:32 PM posted to,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Don Phillipson[_4_]
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Default Laptop battery no longer gets charged

"Yousuf Khan" wrote in message

I got an older model laptop running XP, it's a Gateway MX6440, which is
about 6 or 7 years old now. I keep it around to run older software which
may not have been ported to Windows 7. Just recently I noticed that it's no
longer charging its battery. The battery is just over 1 year old, and it
replaced the original battery. I see the Power icon showing that I'm
running on the AC mains, and that the battery has 0% charge left on it, but
the icon doesn't show any charging going on.

I could possibly get another battery, but I'm afraid that maybe there's
nothing wrong with the battery, and the problem might lie with the
circuitry that charges the battery from the mains. Any way to test this?
The problem just occurred last week. Before that it was charging fine.

You will find at least one specialist battery store in each city of
about 1 million population. Thes stores can test your battery (free)
to show whether it can hold a charge or not. Depending on laptop
electronics, they may also be able to test the mains adapter and
llaptop charging circuit.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)