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Default Charging problem - 02-05-2011, 06:46 PM

I just got a 1012 and I have a strange charging problem. If the unit is powered on and the power cord is not attached, then I connect the power cord, it does not charge.

If I either shut it down or put it in sleep mode, then connect the power cord, it charges, even if I turn it on.

If I disconnect the power cord and then connect again, it again does not charge.

I see that the "Battery Meter" has an option to disable charging. Could my problem be related to that? Why would you every want to disable charging?

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Default 02-05-2011, 11:05 PM

Press Battery(F3) button, on the second tab (battery life or something similar) is the disable battery charging enabled? If yes, that's the problem.

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Why would you every want to disable charging
Mine works 24/7 than i don't wanna use the battery. If not disable this function then if the battery power falls under about 90%, it will be charged to 100% automatically. It's not so good for the battery.


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Default 02-05-2011, 11:16 PM

Recharging your battery 24/7 shortens it's life that's why there is that option.


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Default 02-06-2011, 03:40 AM

Sorry, I should have been more clear. The option to disable charging is NOT checked, but it still won't charge unless I shut it down or put it in sleep mode.

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Cool 02-06-2011, 03:31 PM

for what its worth I dont charge my battery until it gets down to about 40% then I charge it....I run it on AC about 80% of the time anyway, but maybe once a week or so I let it run on battery then charge again and my battery is over 1 1/2yrs old and when I take it out of the case after a week or 2 weeks rest and turn it on its still at 100%..(maybe 98% or 99% at worst)....but the 40% mark seems to work well as a bench mark...just my 0.02


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Default 02-07-2011, 01:08 AM

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for what its worth I dont charge my battery until it gets down to about 40% then I charge it....I run it on AC about 80% of the time anyway, but maybe once a week or so I let it run on battery then charge again and my battery is over 1 1/2yrs old and when I take it out of the case after a week or 2 weeks rest and turn it on its still at 100%..(maybe 98% or 99% at worst)....but the 40% mark seems to work well as a bench mark...just my 0.02
Hey do you think that I can install and run Windows XP 64 bit on my 1012? Sorry for being out of topic...


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Default 02-07-2011, 08:23 PM

You can, but I don't recommend it.


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Default 02-08-2011, 03:41 AM

Stay on topic, people.
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Default 09-14-2013, 04:44 PM

guys good day/evenin to everyone! newbie here! i just got my 1012, but already i have a problem with its charger. i could charge the laptop up to its full power when its off, but everytime i open the laptop and use the ac adaptor to power it after 10 or 15 mins the light in the charger turns off and i have to turn off or pull out the ac and plug it again to work.. i really dont know what i may cause.. please anyone could help me i would really appriciate it!!!! my bro said it may be a fault in a charger's capacitor, is that true? or its twisted he said to me. if not should i buy a new one?
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