Hello, my IPC laptop stopped charging its battery all of a sudden, sometime ago. i bought a brand new, original battery (ouch!!!) but the same thing happens. Laptop works fine on the mains but battery does not charge. when i 'play' with the battery, i.e. take it out and put it back in, the orange light comes on to indicate that it is charging and on the power options in the control panel it says battery is charging, always showing 1%. after 1 to 2 minutes, the orange light goes off and the indicator in the control panel shows battery is not charging anymore. i looked at the helproom previous advice on batteries and on the internet but nothing quite compares to this. Ideas please!!!
Both. pc tells me via an icon that battery is not charging and no matter how long it is plugged in the mains, when you pull the power cable out, oc switches off straight away. furthermore, the orange light that usually is on to indicate charging status, goes off after say 30 secs after i take the battery out and put it back in (that's the only time charging is showing to be happening - it never goes above 1% though
You can't rule out two faulty batteries, but it would seem unlikely. What would help would be if you had a multimeter and measured the voltage on the battery. It would help to determine whether there is a fault with the connections/charging circuit. The fact that the charging light is on for a short period suggests that, as woodchip says, there is a mobo fault. The reason I ask about a multimeter is that you have to consider that the battery maybe being charged for a short period then 'telling' the charging circuit that it has enough charge. So, the battery charge light goes out as it should, but the mobo isn't seeing the battery or there is simply a bad connection.
What you probably have is the charger working but faulty so it indicates charging but in reality it is only just holding its own and not adding anything to the battery. I would think it highly unlikely to have two faulty batteries.
Thanks for the chosen words, maybe not my choice of how to reply, however. Yes we know it is working on the mains, "after i take the battery out and put it back in (that's the only time charging is showing to be happening - it never goes above 1% though"
The mains works, that means the charger works - really ?