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    battery charging problem

    I am trying to repair a Asus Eee PC 1025C laptop running Win 7 Starter edition. Works fine on AC adapter but battery doesn't charge.
    Battery icon shows " plugged in charging" but availability remains at 0%. Battery tests separately as flat.
    Have tried reinstalling ACPI drivers,new AC adapter and cleaning battery contacts. Asus no help. I realise it is probably a dud battery but I have read some posts suggesting it may be an OS problem . Has anyone any suggestions please before I gamble on buying a new battery? Thanks in anticipation

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    I don't think it's an OS problem, but, your not without a means to test;
    Image backup the current OS and then install Linux, or whatever else you have on hand, and test.
    It's most likely the battery itself.
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    If your laptop has been continually plugged into A/C power for a long time, then your battery likely has a big "memory" in it, meaning it has lost its ability to hold a charge.

    Speaking of buying a battery, I have had good results with http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/. Also, they take Paypal payments.

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    HWMonitor will display the state of the battery for you.

    It's not so much its charge level but to the degree that it is degraded with age/usage, although some batteries can be damaged when they have been fully drained.

    This article gives advice on good laptop battery care http://batterycare.net/en/guide.html

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    thanks for the useful tip. Battery still doesn't charge when running linux. have ordered new baattery

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