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    And.... after a couple of days - I've got an initial issue again - the battery LED is blinking orange.
    Once I detach battery and attach it again - it starts charging, blinking stops.
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    It looks like it's been a circle

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    I thought, I'd already seen every battery-related bug possible.
    But today I ran into one more:
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    Discharge rate seem to be too low for G73jw: 15.015W. This gives 3.5 hours of battery time... In theory..
    I've not tested this, but i doubt it'll last that long.
    Discharge rate value is frozen - it's not affected by CPU used & other stuff as usual.

    Battery led is blinking green/orange again.


    I've just unpluged my power cord and the attached it again - notebook worked on battery for a minute.
    Then I attached the power cord,and detached-attached the battery. Now battary info is as follows:
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    Note, its 0% charged. But it worked ok. Magic
    Last edited by Lezz; 10-06-2012 at 04:44 PM.

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    I think now my second battery is dead now too.
    Notebook's lifetime on the battery power is exactly zero. Even in sleep mode notebook shuts down immediately after plugging out the power cord.

    The interesting thing is - everest reports that it's OK:
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    The battery led is blinking green-orange continuously. Removing and re-inserting battery makes it green for a while.
    Windows is not reporting that the battery is dead either.

    Although, it looks like it is dead, since notebook's battery lifetime was decreasing smoothly.

    It's a pity I'm unable to find my old battery to compare their behavior.

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    The blinking green/orange battery LED indicates a problem with the laptop charging system. It can be caused by the power adapter, motherboard, or battery and may involve their points of connection.

    It sounds like the motherboard's connector to the battery may be at fault, since you report reseating the battery in the laptop will temporarily stop the battery LED flashing. You've changed out the I battery and the power adapter, so the evidence is piling up that your charging problem resides in the motherboard.

    But here are some other things you can check:

    1) Does the battery fit snugly in its bay or can you wiggle it around? You reported it WAS snug with your original battery.

    2) Are you using the proper power adapter cable for a grounded connection to the outlet? I believe another user reported a similar charging problem and it was due to the power adapter cable not providing a grounded connection to the outlet in his country.

    3) Have you confirmed the electrical outlet you're using is properly grounded?
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    Hi dstrakele,thanks for your answer!

    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    The blinking green/orange battery LED indicates a problem with the laptop charging system. It can be caused by the power adapter, motherboard, or battery and may involve their points of connection.
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    You've changed out the I battery and the power adapter, so the evidence is piling up that your charging problem resides in the motherboard.
    Yep, this looks feasible....

    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    It sounds like the motherboard's connector to the battery may be at fault, since you report reseating the battery in the laptop will temporarily stop the battery LED flashing.
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    1) Does the battery fit snugly in its bay or can you wiggle it around? You reported it WAS snug with your original battery.
    I don't think it's a mechanical problem. Battery fits just like the original. All contacts look OK...


    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    2) Are you using the proper power adapter cable for a grounded connection to the outlet?
    3) Have you confirmed the electrical outlet -you're using is properly grounded?
    Cable is OK. I'm not completely sure about the outlet I'm using right now(never tested it). But I'm absolutely sure about second power outlet I'm using time to time. And connecting laptop to it (for 4+ hours) in a row is not fixing the bug.

    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    I believe another user reported a similar charging problem and it was due to the power adapter cable not providing a grounded connection to the outlet in his country.
    That's interesting... Don't you have a link?

    PS.
    Notebook shuts down immediately after power adepter is disconnected even in BIOS (i.e. in extremely low power consumption case)
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    1) Here's the link to the thread I discussed in my previous post. A http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...th-Audio-G53SW

    2) You could also try restoring BIOS defaults. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...untry=&status=.
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    dstrakele,
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    That's interesting, but those situation is quite different, IMHO....
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    I've just tried this. Nothing changed .

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    Too bad... Those were things that would've offered an easier solution than motherboard replacement.
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    I don't care much about it - even when the battery was OK I used it with the power adapter attached 99% of time.

    I don't think one must replace the whole MB - maybe, this could be solved by replacing just one tiny MOSFET somewhere, who knows. I think the best solution (for those who wants to fix this, while asus warranty is over, not me) is to go to some service center.

    I was just posting this because I was unable to find anything similar in the whole web. Maybe someone with the same problems would find this and reply. Maybe someone has even fixed this somehow.

    Anyway, thanks for your replies.

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    Once again, just for log: for some reason, it looks different now:

    Constantly zero charge and zero charging current:
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    After unplaging and plugging battery again the charging current is even lower:
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