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Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having a bit of a problem. I have a compaq presario 3000 series laptop, for which i have just purchased a new battery. Upon installing the battery and recalibrating it (cycling it) several times, i realize the battery does not charge past 82%, however it reports that it is still charging, virtually forever, and does not stop.

What do i need to do to make the battery work and act as a regular, normal battery... read one hundred when its full, zero when its empty, and charge when its supposed to instead of forever.
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Maybe it's a bad battery. Your first mistake was to cycle it.
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i was told that in order to make the new battery work correctly, and have full capacity, it must be cycled.
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Only for lead-acid battery, laptop batteries are lithium-ion. Power cycling will just wear it out really fast.
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