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ASUS G72GX RBBX05 Battery problem

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Good evening everyone,

My name is Brendan, and I've been following the ASUS G72GX as a possibility for a purchase for quite some time. My purchase came just this afternoon, and I've just about fallen in love with how sleek the computer is, the backlit keyboard, and how fast it is. Even so, there's one problem I can't figure out..

When I first booted it up, the screen flickered while idling. And I soon found out that this was because, plugged in to the wall or not, it went from Battery to AC mode by itself. It'd suffer from such a hiccup while doing nothing, until I updated my drivers, installed some things and rebooted. It does this a lot less.. However, it's almost impossible to game when something is happening because the icon on the monitor will pop up in the background and it'll continue to switch between modes.

The battery holds the charge, and works if I unplug the adapter... I haven't been able to figure out what the problem is. Is there any advice anyone can offer me? Is my battery faulty, or is the adapter faulty? I really have no idea.

Cheers,
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try running the laptop without the battery in it and see if you get the same problem
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Back again.

Laptop is running with the battery unplugged- AC works like a charm, and there don't appear to be any real issues. So, what happens? Is it a faulty battery? D:

Edit: Tried playing a game.. Even without the battery, it switches from AC to Battery mode. >.>
Edited by cobaltlotus - 2/23/11 at 5:51pm
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Bump. I really have no idea what's causing this problem, as it doesn't seem to be a hardware-related issue.. And I've tried updating my drivers again, but games still behave poorly. Does anyone have any ideas?

Another edit: Just got off the phone with an ASUS support person, they have no clue what's going on with the laptop when it goes from battery to AC and back again..
Edited by cobaltlotus - 2/23/11 at 8:01pm
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