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delinek <firstname.lastname@example.org> opined very noisily:
> My notebook is Compaq Presario 3017cl. I have a battery charging
> problem. It appeared a few months ago. My laptop couldn't run on
> battery power, even if it was indicating a 100% charge level. I mean
> it would boot and run on DC for about a few minutes, and then turned
> It was driving me crazy, so I put that battery away and used only AC
> power. And now, after about 6 months, I was trying to put that
> battery back and recharge it, because it was 0%. It didn't want to
> charge (there was 0% all the time), so I kept charging it for the
> whole night. But it didn't work (the orange 'charging' LED was on
> indicating charging, but there was 0% all the time).
> It doesn't depens what OS I run. This problem remains also in linux
> (tested on Fedora).
> Any clue what the problem (and the solution) could be? Thanks in
> (sorry for my English - it's not my native language)
The battery is U/S buy a new one
They have a life of about 2 - 3 years
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