What would cause the battery not to charge?
My laptop works when plugged into the power source. Battery shows that power source is connected, but will not charge. If I unplug the power source, it will run from the battery. But since, I cannot charge the battery--if I do this for long, it will obviously go dead (and I cannot charge it). Replaced the battery, same problem with new battery. I took battery to Batteries Plus. They said it should charge. It was at 30% and I did get it to charge up to 40%. I tried to shut down, remove power source & battery, then held power button for 5 secs, then connected battery & power cord before starting. After this, the battery charged to 48%, now it has stopped charging again.
Please help, I cannot afford a new computer. Since computer runs with power cord, I am thinking this is not the problem.
First let find out the actual staus of your batteries. Download and run Coconut battery and let us know your results. It would also help to know your exact machine, that can be done by giving us the last three figures of your serial number, usually found on the side wall of your battery compartment. What I think the problem may be right now is your battery connector. Please look in the battery compartment and examine it for corrosion or anything that might be amiss.