laptop cuts out, battery charges but useless

August 31, 2010 at 12:40:39
Specs: the affected machine is win xp sp3
the laptop, an acer travel mate, charges battery and appears to take from it and not mains when plugged in when looking at battery icon on sys tray, but cant run without mains cable, and cuts out often, even sometimes before it's even got past the initial 'acer' logo screen pre boot. what i dont get is a fully charged battery should work ok... internals are clean and dust free. have to have battery and mains in for it to even turn on, tho again, once it is its gone again.

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August 31, 2010 at 14:46:48
... That's what happens when you have a "naff" battery they'll last a "couple a three" years, then wo'nt hold the "charge"

... I use a laptop with a no-good battery all the time with the mains hooked-up of course.

... running off "just the battery" will make the laptop run slower as power is drained and the cpu steps down to compensate.

... if you use the laptop because you travel and need to use it via battery buy a new one! . (battery)


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