How to check a "dead" laptop battery

  quaggydog 09:10 10 Aug 2006

Can anyone suggest any hints or tips for testing whether an apparently "dead" laptop battery really is dead (without purchasing or borrowing a fresh replacement battery)? Any suggestions of basic things to test out before investing in a new battery?

thanks, dave

  Graham. 09:17 10 Aug 2006

Is the problem that it won't charge?

  quaggydog 09:20 10 Aug 2006

I don't know yet... I am going round to look at a friend's machine on Saturday. I was looking for some things to check. Any hints you might have would be helpful.

  Ikelos 09:34 10 Aug 2006

if you can get your hands on a multi meter, always handy for other uses. check the voltage across the contacts....

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