Laptop says no battery detected

  Laurence WM 10:55 29 Apr 13

I hadn't used my laptop (Asus X501U) for some months. The laptop was purchased last September and hasn't been much used.

When I used it, connected to mains, yesterday an icon indicated 'no battery detected'. I have left it plugged in (turned off) overnight and it still says the same. It isn't turning on when not plugged in.

What has happened and what should I do?

Thanks very much, Laurence

  wee eddie 11:38 29 Apr 13

Unplug it from the mains > Take the battery out > Use a pencil to rub/clean the Contacts ~ Both those of the Battery and the Lappy > Put the battery back in and try again.

The "I hadn't used" suggests oxidation on the contacts

  Laurence WM 14:50 29 Apr 13

^It worked! Brilliant.

Thanks ever so much, Wee Eddie!


  wee eddie 19:02 29 Apr 13

No sweat ~ The next option was the Rubber Hammer!

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