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Strange battery charge problem laptop running XP SP3. When I plug the charger in

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January 21, 2013 5:10:08 AM

I have an Acer 1690 laptop running XP SP3. When I plug the charger in it charges the battery fine' until it reaches 100%, then it' shows the battery is dead. If I unplug it it goes to sleep. If I unplug it before it\'s fully charged, it works fine, anywhere up to 98%. The green charge light is on for a while, but it starts flashing and that's when I know I can't unplug it. If I shut down, unplug the charger, and reboot, all is good with charge showing around 98%. Any suggestions?
a b D Laptop
January 22, 2013 7:07:23 PM

Check for an updated driver from the Acer website.
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January 28, 2013 11:33:22 PM

Thanks guys,

Wow, just recieved notification that PhilFrisbee posted, 6 days after posted.

PhilFrisbee, what driver should I look for? There isn't much there, but there's a few.
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a b D Laptop
January 29, 2013 12:09:37 AM

Is it a genuine battery? If yes, go to the Acer website, and check for a BIOS update and any power management software update.
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January 29, 2013 4:37:46 PM

Thanks for your help guys! I think problem is solved. I was using Acer Epower management and I un-installed that and am using Windows power management. Seems to be working. If it does it again I'll post.
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