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Chemical Ali
06-10-2011, 05:30 PM
Hi All

The battery on my Gateway netbook appears to be dead. It doesn't appear to be charging and I can't run/start up the netbook unless I am connected by mains power. I have googled this a bit and tried a couple of suggested solutions such as cleaning the battery connections and uninstalling the battery via Device Manager and then scanning for hardware changes without any success.

How can I be sure that my laptop battery is dead before forking out $ for a new one?

Cheers all

icow
06-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Does it have a battery life light or anything similar? Can you work out if the battery is actually empty/flat.

Chemical Ali
06-10-2011, 06:33 PM
Well that's essentially what I want to know in the first instance can I work out if the battery is dead or is there something go wrong within Windows power management or the AC adaptor circuitry?

icow
06-10-2011, 07:08 PM
Sorry if that wasn't clear. I was aiming at more of a check that the battery is actually dead and not say the cable that connects the battery to the motherboard.

PENTIUM
06-10-2011, 07:31 PM
Instal the [free] SIW program; then look at the battery entry.