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Notebook wont charge.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rbneville, Aug 19, 2011.

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  1. rbneville

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    Hello, I am in need of a bit of help. I have a old Gateway 7510GX notebook that wont charge, and will only run if plugged in to the wall. I am 99% sure that the charging circuit has gone bad, because the charge indicator icon stays at 66 percent for ever.

    Do you think I should open up the laptop and check the board for burnt components, or what?
    Also, External battery chargers for laptops go for big $$$. So would it be possible to remove the cells and hook them to a external charger. (I have a slow charger made for RC Li-Ion batteries that I think would be perfect).

    Thanks,
    Richard
     
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