hi there my father has a Advent laptop.over the last week or so hes had probs with it. when hes on the laptop for a while it just closes down .now he thought it was the mains lead as when he moved this it seemed too come on . So he bought a new lead cost hin £50. now hes still got the same problem.only this time it only comes on for a few mins.if not at all. Idont know anythin about pc.s so i thought id ask here.He told me that if he kinda tips it up,it sometimes comes on or messes with the lead at the back .he thought it might not be chargin!!But if he connects it via the mains lead,he shouldnt have this problem.should he? anyway any help appreciated ty. hes got a advent laptop runnin xp the only number he gave me on the pc is.- n34058 ty all. Swanny . :O)
ta mate . But if he has it plugged into the Mains ,does it matter if the battery is charged or not?im not sure how they work,see just askin .because he was a bit annoyed it wasnt that after paying £50 for the mains lead . cheers anyway.
my father has got back too me an gave me the number of the battery. un340s1 advent,now he tells me he charges the batrtery up an wen he starts it up,it can last form 30,ims too 4 hours. Then it just all goes off.no warning just shuts down.if it was a faulty battery,why would it last 30mins,then say 4 hours? weird ,ive no idea.hes even bought a new mains lead cost him £50 and its not that.agh well ty all. Swanny :O)
DieSse's suggestion on the battery contacts. If you use an "old Fashioned" pencil, the lead is sufficiently abrasive to remove any oxides as well as improving electrical flow when contact is re-established.
From the posting earlier, I gather that your father is not particularly Computer literate. The difference in the life of his battery might be caused by differences in the usage of the Hard Drive or Disk Drive.
sfc /scannow (exactly as written, watch the space)
in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer. This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.