Asus Laptop Battery not Charging, after fall

September 9, 2011 at 18:21:45
Specs: Windows 7, ?
Asus Laptop Battery not charging after falling. (My laptop is nearly 2 yrs old, and I generally use the laptop at home, using the battery until charge is needed, then I plug it in and let it charge while continuing to use it.) The battery is located at the back of the keyboard, under the screen. One of the lock latches (little plastic piece) broke off, but the other one is fine. It looks as though the battery is fully in place, and the computer works with or without the power cord plugged in, BUT now the battery is not charging while it is plugged in. I don't know how or why it would no longer charge, if the only thing missing is a little plastic fastening piece. (The battery still locks into place, due to the other latch.)

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September 10, 2011 at 06:41:04
How do you know it's not charging?

If the battery is only lasting a short time no matter how long you leave it on charge, the battery may have come to the end of it's life and need replacing. This often happens when a laptop owner leaves the battery fitted when the laptop is running off mains power for long periods on a regualr basis. The battery gets overcharged and this kills it.

You are supposed to remove the battery (after fully charging it) when the laptop is being used from the mains for long periods.

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September 10, 2011 at 09:41:39
Thank you for your general advice. The battery was charging, when it was plugged in, until it fell. On the Asus computer, when it is plugged in, it charges and then uses the A/C instead of the battery. There is an icon on the bottom tool bar that shows me the status of the battery, or the charging status. It now only says: "plugged in, not charging", so if I took the power cord out and used the battery than it would deplete the battery and it would not charge back up. That is a problem, if I ever want to use it for more than the one 98% charge that it currently has stored. (Which would probably be 7 hrs because this laptop has a 7-10 hour of battery life.) I have the Asus UL50A, that was purchased in 2009.

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September 25, 2011 at 11:42:30
It just started working again, after the battery drained a bit. So, this laptop is tougher than it seems. I am so glad that it didn't break. I love this laptop! My 3rd laptop in the last 6 years and this is by far my favorite...mostly due to the battery life...can't beat 11 hours of battery life!

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