Originally posted by nuke
it doesn't even power up without batter at all. i don't have the second batter also. do you know what could cause that?
Sorry, let me rephrase the question.....does the battery seem to charge when the laptop is off and the adapter is plugged in?
Two ways of telling this after the laptop has been powered off for 1 hour...
1) a "Charging" indicator light.....
2) after having it off for 1 hour and unplugged... put the battery in and plug the adapter in (without turning the laptop on) ... can you feel any heat on the battery?
This can determine a bad battery or bad battery to lead terminal connection to the laptop.