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Basically, we bought this Fujitsu Amilo D1845 for my dad back in November. Back then, the battery in it was completely dead. Wouldn't even recognise as being connected in Windows or siw.

The other week, an auction for a used battery came up on eBay, and we won it (for about £10 posted, not bad when new batteries are about £50. or so I thought.). Today it arrived.

The laptop does not turn on under battery power. When plugged in, the charge light blinks for a few minutes, then goes off. After this it will still not power up unless connected to the mains.

When connected to the mains, Windows and SIW recognise the battery and tell me it's charging, however both are saying it can only accept 4% charge. I would expect that with 4% charge, it would stay on for at least a second or two after the power lead is unplugged, or at least go into standby like it's supposed to when the battery level reaches 3%. But it goes off as soon as the lead comes out.

Is this attributed to the crap battery (which I might be able to refund via PayPal), or a different problem? I'm not sure whether it's worth getting another battery, don't particularly want to spent £50 on something that might not work.

EDIT: After being left powered on on mains for an hour, when unplugged the battery does work temporarily. It works long enough for it to go into Standby.
Edited by Markeh - 2/18/11 at 9:13am
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