Solved: Lenovo 3000 N200 battery fail

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DYS

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Hey guys.

A few weeks ago, I was watching a video on my Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop, and I was called away to do something. I had it running on the battery (as a power source). When I got back, I found that the laptop had shut itself off. I just assumed that the battery had run out and that the laptop had put itself into hibernation. However, now, the laptop only works if I have the AC power adaptor connected - just like a desktop computer, If I unplug the AC power, the laptop simply shuts off, which is obviously impractical and extremely annoying.

Funny thing, on my power options window, it informs me that a battery is connected, but the current power source is still the AC power. The battery does not charge at all, but if I bring up the little window giving me detailed information about my battery it tells me that the Power State is On Line.

Obviously there's a problem somewhere. Basically, I'd like to know if anyone has any idea whether this issue could be solved if I simply just buy a new/replacement battery, or whether there's something deeper that could be wrong.

I even bought a new laptop (with better specs), but I cannot get on with it (because of the limited screen resolution) and would love to be able to have my classic laptop back.

Any input is greatly welcome.

Thanks :)
 

Triple6

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I've edited your post to remove inappropriate language. Please remember this a family oriented forum.

Have you tried removing the battery, checking and cleaning the contacts, and re-inserting the battery?
 

DYS

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Apologies for that.

Yes, I have done, and have just had another go at it.

When I re-insert the battery, my battery indicator light lights up red on the front, which usually indicates that a battery is present but is running low. After a few seconds, the light just goes off and I'm back where I started.
 

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The battery may have failed and may need to be replaced.
 

DYS

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Yeah? Okay, you're about the third person with credibility who's said this so I think that may very well be the case.

I hope this is the case.

Thanks.
 
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