My charger on lap top will not charge, but the lap top runs fine on power cord. The DVD drive stop working too.

GWWinery

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Charger stop chasrging up battery, new Battery but computer works fine on charger .
DVD drive stop working too.
Is there a board that the two are on, beside the mother board?
Gale
 

maxwellmelon

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how do u know its not charging battery? being a new battery u may have to discharge battery completely with windows on then recharge it to get the gauge to read correctly.(calabration issue) or does it say pluged in not charging which is a sign that battery is to warm to charge. could be a lot of things can u give any more info.
 

vincix

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You don't need to discharge a battery completely. Even though there's a built-in protection in every lithium-based battery that won't let the battery empty, discharging a battery to 0% is a bad advice! To make Windows gauge the battery correctly, just discharge it to, let's say 10% or so. It's enough.
Discharging a battery completely works on old-fashioned nikel-based batteries.
 
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