Gateway laptop battery charging LED blinking

Gateway notebook Mx6441
June 12, 2010 at 21:41:53
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3, 1.79GHz/448 MB
Hi
Just recently while I was on the laptop, the screen started to blink dimmer and brighter. The charge light was blinking on (charging/purple light) and off (no color). So the screen light settings adjusted accordingly per my settings. The charge light was blinking such that it wasn't charging so the laptop died 1-2 hours later. But once it was off, the laptop charged normally. I made sure that the charger was connected at all parts and i tried to remove and reinsert the battery while off. Nothing works. It charges when off but blinks and doesn't charge when on.
Do i need to buy a new battery or something...this one is like 5 years old.
Thanks

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#1
June 12, 2010 at 22:52:26
... 5 years was a good life span for the battery!

... does the laptop function ok from just the mains adapter with no problems?

... try it with the battery removed also.

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#2
June 12, 2010 at 23:57:29
Apart from the first year where I used it more portably, it's really always been on AC power. But I don't understand your question "does the laptop function ok from just the mains adapter with no problems?"
If you mean does it work plugged in with the battery removed, then no it doesn't.
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#3
June 13, 2010 at 04:22:38
... there are some links to click here (including blue "jack plug")


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#4
November 23, 2010 at 03:06:30
my laptop[hp] charging light is blinking continously,even turn off the laptop.and doesn't on laptop when i shut down,then i plug in charger swith on the laptop that is start then remove the charger also worked.
plz suggest me..

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#5
November 23, 2010 at 03:22:07
... how long does the battery last?


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#6
January 6, 2011 at 21:58:54
Kodiak did you ever find a soultion to this problem as I too am having the same exact problem?

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#7
January 6, 2011 at 23:01:15
yes. the original factory charger was lost so about a year ago we just bought this generic one off ebay. So we just tried bying another one that looked a little better made and it worked. I don't know how old your factory charger is but I did nothing to the actual computer to solve my problem. good luck.

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