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08-Jul-2010, 01:33 PM #1
eee pc battery won't charge
I have an eee pc netbook (Windows XP Home) and can't get the battery to charge. At this point I can't even turn the machine on. The A/C adapter plugs in fine and the blue light on the adapter stays on. Every so often when I plug the adapter in a message box will pop-up saying I'm running on battery mode and sometimes if I giggle the cord, the message box will say a/c mode. My first thought is that there is possibly a short in the cord (?). This is my first laptop, so I don't have a lot of experience with batteries. Could it be possible I need a new battery? I've had this for a couple of years now. Normally when I use it, I run it plugged in so as not to run the battery down.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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08-Jul-2010, 05:53 PM #2

Two things come to mind.

It may be the DC socket connector that you plug the charger into. (especially because you say it changes when you wiggle it)

Also, have you tried running the computer without the battery plugged in, with just the charging adapter, to see if that works? That would resolve a faulty battery question.

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09-Jul-2010, 07:36 AM #3
Is the DC socket something that is easily replaceable? Both good suggestions. I'll try both and let you know how I make out.

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09-Jul-2010, 08:57 AM #4
This is usually the socket coming loose from the motherboard due to plugging the power cable too much/ hard. It is quite common. They don't cost much to buy but laptops are hard as Hell to open up :/
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