I have a very ancient Sony VAIO VGN-FS690 notebook PC that I'm trying to eke a little more life out of. The battery life I'd been getting was minimal--maybe five or ten minutes; just enough to get it to hibernate. But as of last night it appears that the battery has finally given up the ghost.
I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows XP and neither of them acknowledge the existence of a battery. I've pulled it out and re-seated it, but this was just a false hope as the thing has been sitting on a desk; no one knocked it onto the floor or anything.
So, what are my options? I don't want to spend much money, if any. I can obviously still use it with AC power (I'm using it now, in fact), but I liked having that little battery that I had, even if it wasn't very much. Is it finally time to just let it go?