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380mcn
12-23-2011, 11:02 AM
The thread says it all: my 2 month old G74's battery is now dead!

It shows in windows 41% plugged in, not charging. It shows on Express Gate 41%.
If i unplug the cord the laptop dies (like there is no battery)

The LED is ALWAYS orange. Still Orange or Blinking Orange.

I never though a costly laptop would have so bad components (apart the CPU, the GPU and the cooling system) everything else is rubbish!

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 11:10 AM
Next time leave the battery in the notebook.

Try reseating it a few times.

380mcn
12-23-2011, 11:13 AM
i tried several times until i accepted my fate!
it's the punishment for upgrading the bios sucessfully with windows installer..

BrodyBoy
12-23-2011, 11:18 AM
I think batteries may be the one item that Asus will actually ship out to you as a warranty repair.....I think,,,,,

Hopefully, it'll just be a matter of setting up the order and they'll ship one out to you ASAP. Keep us posted.

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 11:25 AM
Keep it on a charge. Rechargeable batteries are funny sometimes.

Does the battery icon in your tray indicate that it's charging?

380mcn
12-23-2011, 11:37 AM
the battery spent the whole night connected to the power supply..
The tray icon says: 41% Plugged In, Not Charging, the led is AlWAYS ORANGE. Sometimes is blinking sometimes is not.

380mcn
12-23-2011, 11:42 AM
the battery spent the whole night connected to the power supply..
The tray icon says: 41% Plugged In, Not Charging, the led is AlWAYS ORANGE. Sometimes is blinking sometimes is not.

my dumb thought for today: the cell phone spent the whole day on top of the battery yesterday (because i kept it outside the laptop)..