Saturday, April 16, 2011

Gateway E-475M Battery won't fully charge

Battery won't fully charge. Max charge seems to be slowly going down. First noticed charging light coming on intermittently but battery only reached about 93%. 4 days later and the max charging seems to be at about 89%. I have tried two different power adapters with the same results. Laptop seems to have decent up time when running on battery.

Problem Solved :

To double check, you can do the following:

1. Disconnect adapter and run battery completely dead.
2. Reconnect adapter and let charge for at leasst 12 hours OR until battery displays 100% charge.

If it still won't charge to 100%, then you know for sure the battery is defective/worn out..
If you want to know more about this, look on wikipedia for: "Laptop Battery Lifespan" or "Laptop Battery Memory Charging"

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