Originally Posted by Smausage
About 2 or so years ago my laptop stopped working after I took out the battery (I don't remember why I took it out). I just found it again. Can you think of anything that would cause it to stop working (it won't turn on, no lights or anything). I'm guessing it's the battery, but I'll have to find the charger to test that theory out. What else could have caused that?
I've already tried to re seat the memory, hoping that would magically fix it, but it didn't.
Yeah battery is probably toast. You don't want to keep Lithium batteries discharged for long periods of time - that kills them probably faster than heat does.
When you find the charger, just remove the battery completely and plug the charger in and make sure the laptop at least still turns on when connected via AC power.
If it works fine, then you could look into getting a replacement battery - probably going to be around $10-50, depending on the laptop.