If you frequently need to be away from your power source, a laptop without a working battery can severely impede the use of your computer. There are several factors that can cause laptop batteries to drain quickly, not charge at all, or fail in some way. This can include old age, a broken power cord, or damaging charging ports. You can solve most of these problems by replacing the broken parts, though it typically requires professional repair.
Over time, all rechargeable batteries lose capacities over time. Laptop batteries can experience a noticeable loss of life over just a few years. If you continue to use an old battery, the problem will only get worse until you need to stay plugged in at all time. You can try to simply purchase a new battery from the manufacturer and replace it yourself – though batteries are expensive, so you may want to make sure that this is the problem.
If you have a bad power cord that doesn’t work or shifts between working and not working, you may need to replace that battery charging cord. We can test your cord to see if it can be fixed or whether you need to purchase a new one. It is important to work quickly as the cord can actually degrade the battery.
If you have tried a new battery and power cord and things still aren’t working, it may be that the internal charging circuitry is broken. If the wires inside the laptop, the ones that lead from the power port to the battery, are damaged, the battery won’t charge correctly. Our team is prepared to fix this so that your computer works again.
It is important to note that most laptop batteries will degrade over time, no matter what. Make sure to allow your battery to drain regularly and keep your laptop cool as heat can reduce its lifespan.
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