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Asus EeePC 1215n will not recharge battery

post #1 of 14
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As the title states my EeePC will not charge its battery. The battery is detected when plugged in and the orange led starts blinking indicating that the battery is charging however no mater how long I leave the notebook plugged in the battery charge will not rise from 0%. I have tried reinstalling the ACPI drivers, updating the BIOS as well as doing the various "take the battery out and wait 5 min" ect procedures.

So any tips and tricks to ether fix or trouble shoot the problem are well come.
    
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post #2 of 14
Does the netbook turn on without the battery and just power plugged in?
How old is the battery and how many charge cycles has it gone through?

To me it sounds like your battery is gone, do you have any warranty through Asus? I'd try contacting them asap.

Double check the connections to see if there's any debris.
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The laptop is about a year and a half old and runs just fine when the ac adapter is plugged in. The battery was working perfectly just last week holding up for about 4h of normal usage. I have checked the connectors and they look fine in my eyes.

I'm planing on contacting asus thou they might not be to willing to fix it under warranty as the laptop suffered some light physical damage earlier in the summer.
    
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post #4 of 14
If it isnt in warranty then get a new battery from ebay.

there is a seller named laptop_power_originals.

Get it from them as their price is extremely good & they ship worldwide free of charge.

If possible try getting an extended 6 or 9 Cell battery.


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post #5 of 14
I also have an ASUS 1215n. The battery charge indicator should light up Orange and stay SOLID. NOT Blinking. I am unsure why it is blinking on your end.

Check.
- Remove and insert the battery in again.
- Reset BIOS
- Check the connections on both the 1215n and the battery to make sure they're intact.

Also note that the warranty on ASUS 1215n for battery is only 6 MONTHS. This is only for the battery, the laptop itself has a one or two year warranty depending on when / where you bought it.
post #6 of 14
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The battery only has 6 months warranty? Wow I did not know that. Yes the orange led just keeps blinking and never gets solid.
    
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

The battery only has 6 months warranty? Wow I did not know that. Yes the orange led just keeps blinking and never gets solid.

Call up asus and get it replaced. Worth a shot.
post #8 of 14
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A very strange but wonder full thing just happened. The battery sudenttly without any apparent reason started to recharge smile.gif Its up to 40% already and its not a false reading either as I puled out the plug and the computer kept going. Now I only need to pray that it keeps on working.
Edited by Bit_reaper - 11/29/11 at 12:49am
    
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post #9 of 14
I too just started to see this exact same problem. Battery just won't charge...stays at 0% and the orange light never turns solid. I also have 1215 model. This just suddenly started to happen today. It was all fine till yesterday..

The battery gadget I have, it says...

Charging
0%
Charge Rate 0 Wh
Current Charge 0 Wh

Any ideas, anyone?
Edited by PrimeGuild - 6/23/12 at 7:52pm
post #10 of 14
I am having the same problem. My Asus 1215N is only about 8 months old. Suddenly, the battery won't charge. It works fine when it is plugged in. I called ASUS tech support and they walked me through a couple re-starts, but it didn't help. They told me to buy a new battery.
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