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Old April 27, 2012, 05:30 PM
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15.6" Core 2 Duo T6600, Geforce G210m, 4GB Ram, 500GB HDD, WIN7

Anyways I bought this laptop January 2010. It has been working solid ever since...it gets the job done. The battery has consistently lasted at least 3 hours on a full charge.
I use HWINFO64 to monitor the wear level (of course over time its capacity has depleted) and last time i checked was about two months ago and wear level was at about 18%.

THE PROBLEM:
Last night i used my laptop on battery for about 2 hours, then shut it off.
This morning I noticed the battery would no longer charge, it stays at 18%.
I checked HWINFO64 and it shows a wear level of 29% - which is fine considering its two years old.

Now is the battery truely dead? wouldnt that mean it would show a significantly higher wear level and capacity? its rated at 44 mAh and shows a max of about 33mAh....

I have tried replugging the battery on and off the laptop, and held down the power button in attempt to completely drain it, but hasnt worked. still at 18% and it wont even go into sleep mode on that charge
Soooo.....is it dead?

Thanks.

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Old April 27, 2012, 06:22 PM
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did you do the remove battery, hold down power for 1 minute plug in to wall and turn on (without putting the battery back in.
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Old April 27, 2012, 08:11 PM
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did you do the remove battery, hold down power for 1 minute plug in to wall and turn on (without putting the battery back in.
yeah it works fine without the battery
since doing that i put the battery back in and restarted, now it shows 19%....but still not charging
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Old May 6, 2012, 05:19 AM
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battery replacement - best solution! You have no choice but to buy one :(
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