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Windows 7: Laptop Operates Like There Is No Battery In It

29 Sep 2010   #1
iHateWins7

32 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Laptop Operates Like There Is No Battery In It

Lately my hard drive damaged and I had to get a new hard drive and it came with 32 Bit Windows Ultimate. When I got back my laptop, i had it running on outlet power all the time (approx 1 1/2 hours) when i decided to pull out the plug and take my laptop in my room. When i plugged out the cord the laptop cut off instantly and i tried turning it on when the plug is unplugged and there is no power to it as if it does not have a battery in it. I never experienced this problem when i was running windows XP. I need a solution for this really bad, please help me out. Thanks in advance!


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29 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

It may be the battery is bad. That happened to one of my notebooks. And it was not cost effective for my model to replace it. I don't suppose you know anyone with an identical notebook to test their battery?
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30 Sep 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN X key combo | Battery Status section
Tell us what you see.

WIN is the key with the wavy flag.
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30 Sep 2010   #4
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I would say the battery is bad and you should see how much a replacement one is.
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30 Sep 2010   #5
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Is there any chance that changing the Harddrive dislodged a plug or damaged a wire inside that lappy?

-DG
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30 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Is there any chance that changing the Harddrive dislodged a plug or damaged a wire inside that lappy?

-DG
Changing the hard drive is so simple, and practically an external operation on a notebook. Anything is possible, but I doubt replacing the hd dislodged plugs or wires.
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30 Sep 2010   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What type of laptop is it? If it's an HP, they have a battery recall program that addresses the symptom you are having.
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30 Sep 2010   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Is there any chance that changing the Harddrive dislodged a plug or damaged a wire inside that lappy?

-DG
Changing the hard drive is so simple, and practically an external operation on a notebook. Anything is possible, but I doubt replacing the hd dislodged plugs or wires.
No offense, Lemur, but that largely depends on the type of Laptop in question (which unfortunately hasn't been mentioned) If it's the kind where you just "pop in" the Hdd in a bay slot I would tend to agree...it's very unlikely to damage the battery cable that way. But if it's the type you have to take apart...that's a whole different story...esp. if you're not a tech person...just covering all bases.
I've seen people doing the darndest things when all they wanted was just to replace a case fan or something similar simple.

-DG
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30 Sep 2010   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Is there any chance that changing the Harddrive dislodged a plug or damaged a wire inside that lappy?

-DG
Changing the hard drive is so simple, and practically an external operation on a notebook. Anything is possible, but I doubt replacing the hd dislodged plugs or wires.
No offense, Lemur, but that largely depends on the type of Laptop in question (which unfortunately hasn't been mentioned) If it's the kind where you just "pop in" the Hdd in a bay slot I would tend to agree...it's very unlikely to damage the battery cable that way. But if it's the type you have to take apart...that's a whole different story...esp. if you're not a tech person...just covering all bases.
I've seen people doing the darndest things when all they wanted was just to replace a case fan or something similar simple.

-DG
True. If something can be screwed up, someone will find a way.
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