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I bought a generic battery for a laptop and have a problem

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Hello forum. I bought a laptop battery for my dad's laptop. His laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-AR730E and the battery is this one:




I didn't know that the battery wasn't officially made by Sony, so I discovered I had to install it. It included a CD and a program. The program itself recognizes my laptop's model, so I am sure that the battery is compatible. What the program does is patching Sony's vaio BIOS so that it can be compatible with this non-official battery. The thing is that when I start the program it tells me that I have to install the original battery first (the sony one). This is a screenshot:



Supposedly if I install it correctly, in the same program it should appear a text with "I accept the terms of agreement" and a box to tick, and then being able to install it. But the accept agreement thing DOESN'T APPEAR!!!

THE PROBLEM IS: I've searched the laptop's drivers, and have downloaded VAIO Care,Sony® Notebook Utilities and a bunch of other stuff but that didn't seem to be the drivers. I can't find the damm drivers, or anything that lets me install the original battery first, and then being able to install the one I've bought.

I've tried to skip all that and just put the new battery inside, let it charge some time and then try to power on the laptop but it doesn't turn on (it must be that the BIOS doesn't recognize that battery).

So well, I would REALLY appreciate your help!!!

thanks!
Edited by SuperSZ - 4/1/11 at 1:45pm
    
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You dont really need to install your original battery, atleast from the exoerience i've had with my laptops, that sounds a little odd. When you run the program is the original battery plugged into the back of the laptop?
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