Help me; help my battery
June 14, 2012 10:28 AM Subscribe
Laptop battery filter: My Lenovo SL510 wasn't charging my battery, and I foolishly assumed it was the battery's problem and bought a new one. But the new one wouldn't charge either. Any advice?
posted by ubiquity to technology (7 answers total)
Running Windows 7, SP1, most recent updates to software and firmware. The Battery program shows that my battery has 8% charge left, and that it is in good condition, but exhibiting "no activity." The battery light on the front of the cover is blinking orange continually.
The Lenovo forum suggested I delete the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver and let it reinstall itself, and I tried a number of variations on this without success. There is also a driver for a "Composite Battery" — should I try deleting it too? There's one for "Microsoft AC Adapter" too but I'm afraid if I mess with that I'll turn my laptop into a paperweight.
Is this simply a hardware problem? If so, do you have any idea of the cost of getting it fixed? If you live in Baltiwash, do you have any person or firm you'd recommend to do the job?
I really would like to be able to operate my laptop from a battery again; any advice will be appreciated.