I'm sure that this isn't the most appropriate place to ask this question, but I know there are some really knowledgeable around here who probably can help me.
I've had an issue with a laptop not retaining a charge. At first I tried replacing the charger and then the battery and there is no change.
Symptoms, the battery seems to charge but extremely slowly, and so slow that the computer will not stay running long even when plugged in.
The computer won't turn on without the battery in but the charger in, but occasionally the power light will flicker.
If I leave the thing to charge the battery for a couple of hours it will start up fine and be normal for a while, but eventually dies again.
My question is could the Bios be causing this problem since my charger and battery are 3rd party? I don't understand why the charger seems to be steady connected when the battery is in, but completely disconnected when its not. This puzzles me.
I'm sorry that this isn't as strictly programming as it should be.