i need a bit of computing help !!!
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    Default i need a bit of computing help !!!

    hey guys

    i have a little problem with my laptop basically the battery won\'t charge.

    i can only run my laptop when the mains are plugged in and if i unplug them then the laptop turns straight off !!

    but the wierd thing is my laptop knows there is a battery in the laptop and it says it is charging but it doesn\'t it stays at 0%

    can anyone help me ???

    cheers

    sam

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    The battery may be worn out. It often happens eventually.

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    you might have to change the battery.

    There are some programs that are designed to \"clean\" the battery so to speak. But if the computer is turning off as soon as you unplug the battery I don\'t think that\'ll work.

    The other possibility is that the conection from the batterie to the computer aren\'t working (dirty, something in between, etc.), might want to check that.

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    the laptop will turn straight off when the mains are unplugged not the battery

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    The same thing happens to mine last week. Turns out to be a dead battary.

    I always kept the battry plug in, though I was using the mains, apparetnly this will kill the battary really fast. The correct way, if you are using primarily the mains, is to unplug the battary first.


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    looks like i will need to get a new battery :(


    cheers guys

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    Originally posted by Ritual
    The battery may be worn out. It often happens eventually.
    What he said.

    It could be the battery (pretty likely - some people get lucky, but they don\'t generally have a long service life in top condition). I should mention it could also be the motherboard or something weird.

    Originally posted by .sam.
    but the wierd thing is my laptop knows there is a battery in the laptop and it says it is charging but it doesn\'t it stays at 0%
    That\'s pretty common.

    Einion

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    if its a dell laptop its fairly common, you need to get a new battery or just run it from the mains

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    Originally posted by cassar
    if its a dell laptop its fairly common
    That is so very true! :cry:

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    Originally posted by frenchkid
    bah, just buy a Mac :P

    lol thanks guys my laptop is a compaq laptop from hp and i would to get a mac but i dont have the money lol

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    if you\'re lucky (!?) you may get a free replacement...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/15/hp_battery_recall/

    http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/

    http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/M14.aspx

    http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/pdf/m14/customer%20letter-en-us.pdf

    http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/pdf/m14/Poster_EN.pdf

    Got to be worth a check in case your model is affected. B.

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    holy cow mine is on there the presario c700 i thought my laptop got incredible hot but i thought that were the fan overheating !!!

    thanks i will see what they say

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    turns out mine isnt one of the affected batch

    so it looks like i will have to buy one :(

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    Hot notebooks, quick user check...
    If you use it off the desk & perhaps rest it on a cushion on your lap, or on top of the duvet whilst in bed or laid on the living room carpet, make sure that the air vents are not being blocked. It\'s a fairly common user error that can lead to overheating issues (of course doesn\'t count if the damnable battery turns out to be faulty!).
    Hope the replacement resolves the issue.
    B.

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    also true about the battery and mains conflicting the battery thinks its time to charge when the mains are plugged in and develops a \"memory \"the next time you charge it it only charges as far as the last time you connected the mains then so on and so on until the battery no longer charges as it remembers the charge time to be a couple of seconds thus giving you the trouble you seem to be experiencing now. battery memory its a killer:cry:

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