Laptop using battery power when plugged into mains

  kpmatthews 00:02 07 Apr 2007

hi, my laptop uses battery power when plugged into mains- i would have thought it would run off the mains when plugged in. is this normal? it was 100% when started but two hours later its at 25%. its been plugged into mains all this time.

  p;3 00:50 07 Apr 2007

are you sure it is plugged in and switched on and do you see the charger light on the lap top?

mine shows a charger light when it is using mains power and plug in socket and switched on

  Forum Editor 01:24 07 Apr 2007

It may be lying to you.

  moorie- 04:30 07 Apr 2007

try removing the battery,see if the laptop still runs on mains cable,posibly faulty charger/mains lead

  kpmatthews 14:28 07 Apr 2007

hi, the battery can run for over 2hrs when it isnt plugged in to the mains. if i plug it in without the battery connected it runs fine.

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