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Battery Won't Calibrate nor Hold Charge

\015 I am using a Pavilion ze4145 laptop that was bought a few years ago. It was a friend of mine who gave it to me and said I could keep it if I could fix it, and get his data off of it. After solving several problems with the fan, ac cord, and BIOS, I was able to get the thing going. \015\012\015\012However, the battery will not hold a charge and the status light is blinking amber. I went troubleshooting and tried everything the HP website had to offer. Nothing has worked. When I calibrate the battery, it takes only a few minutes when it should be taking several hours. I figure that it just won't hold a charge. It is a Lithium Ion battery so it shouldn't have the memory effect. \015\012\015\012I don't know much about how the guy treated this computer before I got it, but am certain that even though he doesn't know much, he took the best care possible. \015\012\015\012I am not looking to buy a new battery, but will if I need to, and if it's certain that the battery is the problem.\015\012\015\012Battery icon shows 0% but when the adaptor is plugged in it shows its "plugged in and charging" but battery doesn't charge. 0% still shows for battery. When I unplug the AC adaptor laptop goes dead.I did not take any troubleshooting steps. I don't know what to do. Need help please.Kirahxan\015

Answers :

TRY PUTTING THE BATTERY IN A ZIPLOC BAG AND LEAVE IN THE FREEZER OVER\015\012NIGHT. THE NEXT DAY TAKE IT OUT & LET IT WARM TO ROOM TEMP, WIPING\015\012OFF ANY CONDENSATION. THIS MAY PERMIT IT TO CHARGE. THIS IS\015\012A DESIGN PROBLEM WITH THE BATTERIES THAT ACER BUYS FROM WHOEVER (MAYBE\015\012FROM CHINA??), WHICH ALLOWS THE BATTERY TO SELF-DISCHARGE ALL THE WAY\015\012WHEN IT SITS FOR A WHILE.
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\015\012I DON'T KNOW WHY THE FREEZER TREATMENT WORKS BUT IT DOES. I DO\015\012KNOW THAT FREEZING RE-CHARGEABLE BATTERIES THAT ARE ALREADY FULLY\015\012CHARGED ENABLES THEM TO HOLD THE CHARGE A LONG TIME - I DO THIS ALL THE\015\012TIME WITH NICADS, NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDES, ETC.
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\015\012HOPE THIS HELPS & APPARENTLY WE NEED TO LEAVE THESE THINGS ON CHARGE ALL THE TIME. :-(
That is normal, when Lithiumbattery is faulty, charger light stays on and battery does not charge, and stay 0% or low charge.
You have a useless faulty battery, when charger contacts are defective you do not get charging light.
You need to buy a new battery, this is not an expensive part:

You get it here for $66
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