- ebay – faulty new part has f***ed my laptop…
Bought a new battery for my netbook which had been working perfectly (except the battery) for 2 years. Put new battery in, charged it as instructed and now my netbook will only start in low graphics mode and the trackpad won't work.
Is this a massive coincidence or could a shoddy battery actually do this?
I'm going to try and reinstall the OS but if that doesn't work I'll be taking it up with eBay etc, getting an engineers report and asking for a new netbook.Posted 9 years ago
See I did think it might be cheap & nasty but in a "wouldn't work at all" kinda way. No idea why or how its messed with settings.
It was actually running Linux but I don't have either the boot usb or disc to hand, got to wait till Monday.
Does exactly the same on mains and the original battery is dead dead.Posted 9 years agocoffeekingMember
VERY much doubt the battery has anything to do with it at all. But did you try running it without the battery. What you seem to have there is a software problem. Even if the battery was the wrong voltage, the PSU in the laptop would have some protection against that.Posted 9 years agowrightysonMember
Fleay bay is bad for chargers as well!! I bought the Chinese version charger for my toshiba and sometimes when using whilst charging it goes crazy. Clicking on everything as you move the pointer over it etc! Also on several occasions it's managed to reset the clock to 12:00 on my I pod dock whilst it's connected to the computer!!??? Would never leave it on charge whilst not supervising it!Posted 9 years ago
Japan = good
Who said anything about a shady disc? I installed the same OS off the same disc to an older laptop which is also working perfectly and has downloaded the same updates etc. No probs at all with the netbook until the very first time the new battery is fitted. Given the amount of use it gets (turned on & off several times a day) it seems to be one hell of a coincidence. The battery which, again coincidentally no doubt, subsequently fails to communicate properly with the power monitoring settings…
Having had a look around the net there are quite a lot of reports refering to new batteries sending the BIOS settings haywire which can then cause problems with the OS. In fairness these reports do seem to refer almost exclusively to non-OEM batteries.
So lesson learnt, no more cheap laptop batteries without backing everything up first! (or buy real batteries)Posted 9 years ago
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