A friend gave me a Toshiba Satellite laptop. The battery would not charge and only worked when plugged in. I bought a replacement battery on Ebay. As I charged the new battery, I watched the meter. When it reached 58%, the meter read that it was plugged in but not charging. I unplugged adapter and ran laptop on the battery. It lasted about a half hour. I tried charging it for a few hours but, still no change. I contacted Ebay seller and his response was to try battery learning. I followed his instructions and now battery lasts 45 minutes and only charges to 87%. Here are the steps I have taken so far. Replaced old battery with new one the charging stopped at 58% with roughly half hour runtime.
Battery Learning steps
- Charged battery fully (58%)
- Removed adapter
- Booted up, entered BIOS mode, left alone for 4 hours. Laptop died 30 minutes but left laptop and battery alone.
- 4 hours later, confirmed battery had no power. Connected adapter and charged for 11 hours.
- Booted up, charge was 87%, 45 minute life. Repeated Battery Learning, no change. The battery charges approx. 1% per minute.
If anyone is familiar with this problem, please help. Thank you