I have read here and there on superuser and it looks like I could have:
- Faulty recharge circuitry
- Faulty battery
- Faulty power adapter
How can I be sure to change the right part?
The netbook is an Asus Eee PC 1215n and it looks like it has no calibration tool in bios. The battery died from a day to another (last week it lasted 5 hours, now 0 seconds). The netbook works if I connect the powerplug and battery but as soon as I disconnect the powerplug it dies: battery won't last a single second.
Battery led is blinking like if it is charging. I've tried 2 different operating systems (windows 7 and ubuntu) and I get the same result: Battery in charge: 0% even charging for many hours. I think (if I'm lucky) that I'll get the change to test a friend's power adapter during this week end but I still have no clues.
Asus offered me the chance to repair the netbook under warranty but if they find out that parts are not faulty I'm gonna pay money so I want to be sure that something is really broken and I also have the horror they'll keep the netbook for a month, scratch it, lose data (I'll backup it, I know) and other sad things so if I'm sure to solve buying a new battery I'd happily do it... I just want to be sure not to waste money.