Solving Battery Problems
The following table lists some common battery problems and recommended actions to
take when they occur. The "Solving Power Problems" section in this chapter also may
Solving Battery and Battery Gauge Problems
Problem Probable Cause Recommended Action(s)
The computer turns on the
first time it is used, but the
battery does not charge.
The battery pack is in
Remove and reinsert the battery pack.
Computer does not turn on
when battery pack is inserted
and power cord is unplugged.
Battery is discharged. Ensure that the battery pack is
Connect the computer to an external power
source and charge the battery pack.
Replace the battery pack with a fully charged
Check battery status by pressing Fn+F8.
Computer beeped five times
and battery light is blinking.
Computer has entered a
Immediately save any open file(s). Then do
one of the following:
1. Connect the computer to an external
2. Turn the computer off and replace the
Computer battery light blinks
to indicate low battery
condition, but computer does
Low battery beeps were
Volume is turned off or turned
down too low.
Run Computer Setup and turn on the low
battery warning beeps.
Press Fn+F5 to adjust the volume of the
system warning beeps.
Battery light does not turn on
to indicate battery pack Is
Battery pack is already
Battery pack was exposed to
No action is necessary.
Allow time for the battery pack to return to
Battery pack is at the end of
Replace the battery pack.
Battery pack is warm to the
touch after charging.
Warming occurs during
No action is required.