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Hi @ Phil Amos,
 
It appears that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. The laptop’s power management system is prioritising the power distribution in the laptop and probably turning off the backlight to the display to ensure that other functions are still being maintained. If you try shining a torch at an angle close to the screen you’ll probably still see the images on the screen. It will be very faint though.
It appears that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. The laptop’s power management system is prioritising the power distribution in the laptop and probably turning off the backlight to the display to ensure that other functions are still being maintained. If you try shining a torch at an angle close to the screen you’ll probably still see the images on the screen. It will be very faint though.
 
Even rechargeable batteries have a life span
 
Here’s a link to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOaJ1nsPToY|video] that shows how to replace the battery in your laptop.
 
If you decide to do this, ensure that you disconnect the battery as soon as you can safely and easily access the battery connector, (as per the video 1:50 minutes in), because even though the laptop is turned OFF there is still power available to various sections of the motherboard and you don’t want to cause any electrical problems if you accidentally slip while working with tools on the motherboard when removing the battery. Mechanical mishaps are another problem ;-)
 
Replacement batteries are available online. Just search for ''Asus TP550L battery'' to get results for suppliers of the part. Alternatively use the battery number printed on the battery and search online using the battery number only in the search box of your browser.

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Edit by: jayeff ,

Text:

Hi @ Phil Amos,
 
It appears that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. The laptop’s power management system is prioritising the power distribution in the laptop and probably turning off the backlight to the display to ensure that other functions are still being maintained. If you try shining a torch at an angle close to the screen you’ll probably still see the images on the screen. It will be very faint though.
 
Even rechargeable batteries have a life span
 
Here’s a link to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOaJ1nsPToY|video] that shows how to replace the battery in your laptop.
 
If you decide to do this, ensure that you disconnect the battery as soon as you can safely and easily access the battery connector, (as per the video 1.501:50 minutes into the videoin), because even though the laptop is turned OFF there is still power available to various sections of the motherboard and you don’t want to cause any electrical problems if you accidentally slip while working with tools on the motherboard when removing the battery. Mechanical mishaps are another problem ;-)
If you decide to do this, ensure that you disconnect the battery as soon as you can safely and easily access the battery connector, (as per the video 1.501:50 minutes into the videoin), because even though the laptop is turned OFF there is still power available to various sections of the motherboard and you don’t want to cause any electrical problems if you accidentally slip while working with tools on the motherboard when removing the battery. Mechanical mishaps are another problem ;-)
 
Replacement batteries are available online. Just search for ''Asus TP550L battery'' to get results for suppliers of the part. Alternatively use the battery number printed on the battery and search online using the battery number only in the search box of your browser.

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Edit by: jayeff ,

Text:

Hi @ Phil Amos,
 
It appears that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. The laptop’s power management system is prioritising the power distribution in the laptop and probably turning off the backlight to the display to ensure htatthat other functions are still being maintained. If you try shining a torch at an angle close to the screen you’ll probably still see the images on the screen. It will be very faint though.
It appears that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. The laptop’s power management system is prioritising the power distribution in the laptop and probably turning off the backlight to the display to ensure htatthat other functions are still being maintained. If you try shining a torch at an angle close to the screen you’ll probably still see the images on the screen. It will be very faint though.
 
Even rechargeable batteries have a life span
 
Here’s a link to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOaJ1nsPToY|video] that shows how to replace the battery in your laptop.
 
If you decide to do this, ensure that you disconnect the battery as soon as you can safely and easily access the battery connector, (as per the video 1.50 minutes into the video), because even though the laptop is turned OFF there is still power available to various sections of the motherboard and you don’t want to cause any electrical problems if you accidentally slip while working with tools on the motherboard when removing the battery. Mechanical mishaps are another problem ;-)
 
Replacement batteries are available online. Just search for ''Asus TP550L battery'' to get results for suppliers of the part. Alternatively use the battery number printed on the battery and search online using the battery number only in the search box of your browser.

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Original post by: jayeff ,

Text:

Hi @ Phil Amos,

It appears that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. The laptop’s power management system is prioritising the power distribution in the laptop and probably turning off the backlight to the display to ensure htat other functions are still being maintained. If you try shining a torch at an angle close to the screen you’ll probably still see the images on the screen. It will be very faint though.

Even rechargeable batteries have a life span

Here’s a link to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOaJ1nsPToY|video] that shows how to replace the battery in your laptop.

If you decide to do this, ensure that you disconnect the battery as soon as you can safely and easily access the battery connector, (as per the video 1.50 minutes into the video), because even though the laptop is turned OFF there is still power available to various sections of the motherboard and you don’t want to cause any electrical problems if you accidentally slip while working with tools on the motherboard when removing the battery. Mechanical mishaps are another problem ;-)

Replacement batteries are available online. Just search for ''Asus TP550L battery'' to get results for suppliers of the part. Alternatively use the battery number printed on the battery and search online using the battery number only in the search box of your browser.

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