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Old 05-19-2008, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a gateway solo 1450. I pulled the battery from it(touch sensor allows me to check the battery health) and according to the battery it has a full 100% charge, unfortunately, when i press the power button all the lights come on but the laptop never runs off the battery power. Is this something to do with the motherboard? or the way i have windows configured. if so, please help, i don't know whether selling it or getting the replacement battery for 120 would be worth it if the problem/issue remains.

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IT could be your Windows settings have you checked them at all? But i would think that the problem is deeper.

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I've had that happen with two generic Dell replacements. I suspect it's the batteries internal protection circuitry.
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Thanks for the replies. Checked my windows powersave and charging options, the unit is always charging and according to my bios the battery holds at 93%, i checked the contacts and the powersupply, still the same issue, everything is telling me the juice in the battery is there but i don't want to pull the thing apart and take a soldering gun to it.
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