posted on Dec, 8 2006 @ 01:11 AM
Hey, I have a laptop thats been having a problem with it's power. When it's plugged in, it takes some fiddling before it will start to charge. I
discussed this before and it turned out that the power cable the repair shop gave us for the new power pin was the wrong kind. For a while, it was
working alot better but then it went back to being a pain. But now, the battery is acting up. After letting the battery fully charge overnight, I
turned it on. Five minutes later, it went into hibernation mode. When I turned it back on, it was complaining about not having enough power. The
battery said it only had 4% of power left. I know it was at 100% before. I let it charge and after a few moments, the charge light turned green and I
turned it on and it said 100%. Not even 2 minutes later, back to hibernation mode. I was thinking that the power issue might have damaged the battery.
Any clues? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
(by the way, it's a Compaq laptop that's about 4 or so years old. I don't really want to spend the money on a new battery if it's gonna damage it
again. The power pin was already replaced before and the combined cost of these are almost enough to buy a new laptop thats significantly more