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Old May 14, 2003, 11:10 PM
garythebeaut garythebeaut is offline
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Hi,

A friend of mine has had a problem with his Laptop battery. From what he tells me, he had his laptop in sleep mode and when he turned it on it didnt work. When he plugged it in, it worked but it seems as if his battery is broken. He told me that the computer recognises the battery but it says that it has no power even though he has tried to charge it. Thing is he has only had the laptop for 18 months and he has hardly ever used the laptop without mains power.

Surely if the computer can see the battery then there cant be much wrong.

Other thing is that my friend is German and Im English and we were at the Pub when he told me so Im not sure if he told me there was a power cut whilst his laptop was in stand-by. I dont think so, but can anyone help determine whether the battery is broken here?

Thanks.

Gary
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Old May 14, 2003, 11:48 PM
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hi ok the problem with laptop batterys is that when
you have the laptop plugged in there is voltage going into the
battery all the time so hence it might be knackered
but as its only least then 12months i think its something else


the other option is if he had a power cut in the house
it might had spiked the laptop charging supply inside the laptop
and damaged the charging side of it

this would stop the laptop working of battery for sure and all so
connecting it up to the mains too

i can have a look at the laptop for you but im based in northwales
and i can do it cheaper then any other companys as they charge
for just looking at a laptop 200 pound

more information would be helpfull m8

backup2k1(the name u can trust)
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Old May 15, 2003, 03:11 PM
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backup2k1, Is it possible that spike has damaged Laptop Battery charging circuit, keeping the power adapter safe and working???
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Old May 15, 2003, 07:53 PM
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I had a similar thing happen. The battery circuitry was buggered so had to buy a new battery. Would still work in AC mode but wouldn't charge. The cells themselves were fine.
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Old May 16, 2003, 02:55 PM
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Okay.. thanks fawlty!!
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Old May 17, 2003, 04:28 AM
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[i]Originally posted by MasterMind [/i]
[B]backup2k1, Is it possible that spike has damaged Laptop Battery charging circuit, keeping the power adapter safe and working??? [/B]

hi m8 yes it can damaged the charging unit
if you dont get it fixed get back to me
and i see what i can do for you
i would just need the power supply

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