Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook ?

The battery is not keeping a charge. I just got a

\015 The battery is not keeping a charge. I just got a new battery a month ago but the light has been staying yellow.\015

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Did you try replacing the power cord? This may help. I would try also to connect the laptop to different sources of power, load the battery through different sockets.

also, check your power saving settings, this may be affective. there are a few programs which can help you save power smartly.
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