Help with battery problems for Asus X551MAV?

Gamefreak924

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A while back I replaced my laptop HDD with an SSD. It worked great, however shortly after replacing it, the battery stopped working. I can now only use my laptop when the charger is plugged in. Probably because I didn't take out the battery before replacing the hard drive...... So how do I fix this?
 

Ne0Wolf7

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With a new battery.
Before buying a new one, try it with the old HDD just to see if the new drive is causing problems, but you just perfectly described a bad battery.
 

Gamefreak924

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Are you sure there isn't a way to fix this without buying a new battery? I had the laptop for at least a year working fine, all until I replaced the hard drive. Also went to update bios and it says the battery isn't plugged in.
 

Ne0Wolf7

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Maybe try getting dust out of the slot with some canned air (not sure how your port works, but some have pins I wouldn't want to bend).
Did you try the old HHD? It's enormously unlikely, but worth a shot.
 

Gamefreak924

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I don't know if using the old hard drive would even work. The SSD worked in the PC fine for a month or so. Also I just took it out and tried booting twice. Didn't work. Will try the canned air.
 

Gamefreak924

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I believe it was from 2014. Not too old. :/

Quick edit: didn't mean to add that in particular as the best answer haha. Clicked by mistake I guess.
 

Gamefreak924

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Yeah I learned that one a few months too late haha
 
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