Notebook battery problem

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  1. Dude

    Dude New Member

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    I have a Sager notebook running Ubuntu 6.10 and windows vista. I primarily use the computer at my desk so it is plugged in about 75% of the time. I recently discovered that when I unplug the power cord, the computer dies instantly. This happens even though it says the battery is 100% charged. I assume that this is a problem with the battery, but I would rather not spend the $100+ if it's another issue. Anyone know what's up?
     
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    does this happen both in windows and linux?

    Does removing the battery change the "charge" that the system reports? when you cat the /proc/battery info in linux, what is it's effective mAh rating?
     
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    It does happen in both windows and linux. I haven't tried removing the battery yet. I'll try that out and post back
     
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    ummm it looks like either ur battery has cell problems OR you have over chared it altough u shouldnt c the effects so soon of overcharing whatever the cause might be i would sujest to cantact the manufcatere the laptop batteries are covered under manufactring warranty for one year. REPLACE IT the problems should be solved
     
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    it *might* be the battery... But it also may not be the battery... It could be the charging system. So before you jump to conclusions, just stop, read, and learn.
     
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    Thanks! That was the main reason I asked the question before going out and buying a new battery. Now I guess I have to do the leg work and figure out what is wrong.
     

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