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I just bought Asus Refurnished Netbook. For some reason it is taking an eternity for the first time charge. I have already plugged in for 3 hours and still it does not even open and shows LOW battery. Any ideas?

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The most likely explanation is that the battery is dead. Laptop batteries (usually LiIon rechargeables) only last for about three years under ideal conditions, and can die in a matter of months.

It's also possible that the recharging mechanism has failed, but much less likely. Your best bet is to buy a new battery (which you most likely need anyway). If it still fails to charge, make a warranty claim for your netbook.

For a new battery, http://superuser.com/questions/152133/anyone-have-any-experience-with-bargain-laptop-batteries might be interesting.

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Thanks! I think I will return the whole thing! Thanks! –  user13997 Jun 16 '10 at 3:11
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