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    Default laptop sicky ?

    My laptop will not boot up with the battery installed but boots up OK with it removed.
    Is it possible to test the battery if so how ?

    A new battery will probably cost more then a replacement laptop :-((

    Cheers.

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    Senior Member piroska's Avatar
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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    Highly unlikely.

    And there are plenty of 3rd party shops you can get a battery from, doesn't have to be manufacturers agent
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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    I tried the following on a laptop with a dead as battery, and it was pretty much successful, however the battery did not keep its charge for long so the guy replaced it with a new one for around $90.
    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001127.htm

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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    It is possible that the battery is faulty and draining power from the mains adapter. I have a battery that does that, it is 10 years old.
    Use the computer with the battery removed, or buy a new battery on TradeMe for between $45 to $90.

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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Highly unlikely.
    Not unlikely at all - you just need to get your hands on the right tool: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-P...e/123392247828

    Much cheaper to buy a new battery!

    Of course it could be a motherboard fault, or even bad power adapter that can't supply enough current to charge the battery and run the laptop at the same time...
    There could be a low/flat BIOS battery issue also.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    Depending on the battery it can be cheaper to simply replace it ( would help if a model and make are supplied). If its the charger theres a easy way to test with a volt meter.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 05-08-2019 at 05:13 PM.
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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    Not unlikely at all - .
    Highly unlikely a battery would cost more than a new laptop is what I meant.
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    Default Re: laptop sicky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Highly unlikely a battery would cost more than a new laptop is what I meant.
    Ohhh... Well in that case I agree.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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