Checklist of factors that could lead to your laptop not reading the battery.–PC Pitstop.
Troubleshooting Laptop Battery Issues
by Mitz from Tips4pc.com
Diagnosing Laptop battery issues can be a painful process, but all laptop owners should know the possible problems and solutions.
If you’ve ever seen the movie iRobot, you know how helpless we’d ever be if our technological devices took on a life of their own. I’ve experienced that on a daily basis while putting my iPod on shuffle only to be inundated with repeated John Tesh songs. Sure it’s my fault for having Tesher even on my play list but it turns out he makes pretty soothing cool down music. Likewise, you may have noticed your laptop is taking on human traits in the event that it’s still operating but the battery icon reads it’s drained. Before you sit down and pen Short Circuit 3, check out some of these factors that could lead to a laptop not reading your battery.
Age Of Your Battery
The fact of the matter is, most laptop batteries will lose their charge in 2-3 or up to 5 years (see 10 ways to kill your laptop). If your battery is getting up there in age it might simply be time to buy a new one. If you’re certain your battery is still a young whipper-snapper, many companies offer a 1-year warranty on the battery but first you should try to find the root of the problem. The good thing is that your laptop will probably still run as long as you plug it in with the AC adapter but if you need to browse the Internet on your commute or when you’re away from a power source, you’ll want your battery working at optimum conditions.
This excerpt appears with permission from Tips4PC.com.