[TriLUG] Linux laptop battery
Sun, 3 Feb 2002 20:46:32 +0500
On Monday 04 February 2002 03:55 am, M. Mueller (bhu5nji) wrote:
> Yup. Changed from Windows ME to Mandrake 8.1.
> Here's another funny thing. When I unplug the main power, apm -v still
> reports being on AC power.
Here's a long shot. Does your battery have an on/off switch? I once
assembled a laptop from spare parts, and it wouldn't stay on for more than a
few minutes without AC. I finally decided to give up on researching APM and
attempt to replace the battery. I opened the case to check the part number
for the battery, and I saw a little, red 1/0 switch on the battery itself. I
assume that it's used for long-term storage. I switched the battery on, and
it's still working well today.
This problem is unlikely given your symptoms, but I thought that I'd mention