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Gateway laptop battery issue
\015 I have a gateway laptop and it shows that I have no charge in the battery however I can unplug it and use it just fine but it always shows that i have no charge. also the battery LED is red( its supposed to be orange) please help me\015
There is a smart circuit in the battery. Is sounds liek your smart circuit has failed. This will not affect the function of hte battery at first, but you need to get it replaced. This is how windows tracks the battery life, condition, and keeps the battery at peak condition. There might be a "reinitialization" application that might have come with your battery as well (some high level batteries have this) and it will recondition the battery and reset the logic circuit on the battery. I would highly suggest replacing the battery though if you do not remember having this software package. The logic circuit can not be replaced, and is generally there to keep you from installing generic batteries into the dell battery box. I hope that helps you in understanding what those lights are..
I have the same problem with mine! I talked to Gateway and they have told me to recalibrate the battery. So I did what they said and it tells me my battery is over on it's voltage. I have had them send me a new battery, but now my 2nd battery is taking a **** not even 2 months after I got it.
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