Battery or charger problems

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Luis Ortega, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    I have a netbook that I was stored in the attic for 5 years and it had no charger so I bought one that was supposedly compatible.

    When I plug it into the charger, the machine works, but the battery won't charge.
    The replacement charger input point seems to be about 1mm longer than the port it goes into (it sticks out away from the body of the netbook by about 1mm) and won't go in any further. It is snug and doesn't wiggle around and the charger specs seem correct.

    Is it likely that the charger tip being a bit out is causing the battery not to charge or is it likely that leaving a battery for 5 years would cause it to stop being able to charge?
    I have had it charging for about 30 hours and the battery is still at 0%.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. mrex macrumors 68020

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    I suppose specs of the charger is right for your comp.

    Have you tried to remove the battery? (Turn the comp off, unplug powercord, remove the battery, plug the power cord back and then turn your computer on (windows). Then turn the comp off again, unplug, put the battery back, plug the power cord back, turn the computer on.) does it now say "plugged, charging..."?

    If not after some time i quess you can try another method: turn the comp off, unplug, remove the battery, plug the powercord back, turn the comp on. Now go to the control panel, open device manager, go the battery section and remove ACPI controller. Then turn the comp off, remove the powercord, put the battery back, plug the powercord back and turn the computer on. Windows should install ACPI controller back.

    I dont take any responsibility though...
     
  3. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, it actually says 0%, charging, on the dock icon but it never goes up from 0%, and the computer immediately goes off if the power cord is unplugged.
     
  4. mrex macrumors 68020

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    You can try the lower method too.. If that doesnt work, then the battery is probably dead.
     

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