Laptop battery charging problems (in Off-topic)

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 18 2008 5:15 PM EST

Just a stab in the dark here that somebody might know something that can help me. My battery won't charge in my laptop. It's steadily falling with the plug plugged in. Was 5 percent yesterday, now currently at 2%. The system is saying it's charging the battery but telling me it's putting in no wattage or A's.

The other day I left my charger at my girlfriends house. So my dad got some other charger for something else and said to try it. The poles of the post's matched up although the voltage and amps were different. Bother were LOWER then the charger so I thought that it can't hurt. Now that I have the correct charger back it just won't charge the battery.

Have the differences in the power fried some sort of circuit, even though the amount was lower?? If I get a new battery will it charge? Has the different plug thing fried the battery or the laptop??? Please help if you can?? Thanks for reading

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 18 2008 5:23 PM EST

never use a different volt/watt/amp plug for electronics
take it to geek squad to get them to replace the cords from the charger to the battery internal
i had the same problem with my moms laptop a few years ago

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 18 2008 5:29 PM EST

Yeah I did think that but my dad was pretty sure that nothing would go wrong. They will change what, the electrics in the laptop? You think they are broken, or the battery itself?

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 18 2008 5:41 PM EST

the internal wires are probably fried and the battery definitaly needs to be replaced
sorry bro your screwed in the cheap dept.

and the spell check hates me so bad

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 18 2008 6:12 PM EST

Do you think getting a new battery will cure the problem, or is it a case of getting a new laptop??

Flatcap [East Milwaukee Devival] December 18 2008 7:51 PM EST

if it's a lower voltage and amperage you probably didn't fry the charging circuitry. Just get your other cord back and see if it will recharge. If it's a higher amp then you might have. If your cords gone: You can buy a universal transformer from best buy with an adapter for your laptop. Just make sure you get the right one. Otherwise you can most likely order a replacement from the internet

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 19 2008 2:17 AM EST

I got my correct charger back. It gives power to my laptop, I can take the battery out and it will work when just plugged in. It's just not charging the battery : (.

I don't wanna go and spend another 50 quid on a new battery to have that not charge aswell?? I just dunno what to do?

blackshadowshade December 19 2008 10:59 AM EST


Most often, a universal transformer won't provide enough current for a laptop, especially those with large screen.

Ernest-Scribbler December 20 2008 5:31 PM EST

The problem is often a crimped wire attached to the AC adapter or a loose connection at the power input point. New AC adapter is cheap, fixing a loose connection is expensive. I have had very similar problems dude.
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