Hello, I've had this problem for a while and it's driving me nuts! I have a Sony VIAO VGN-SZ220 laptop computer with XP Home. I formatted the hard drive (to get rid of all the unwanted software) and in the process of rebuilding I noticed the battery wouldn't charge anymore. So I let it run on battery until it ran the battery down...eventually it drained the battery and now the battery light just flashes fast and it won't charge it. So I thought maybe the battery was bad, so I bought another battery and it did the same thing...worked until I ran it all the way down. The new battery was never over 10% charged when I installed it. It'll run on a battery until the battery is drained, never recharging (even though the icon in the system tray says charging). What am I missing? Also, shouldn't the battery status show up in the BIOS? Since the rebuild it's not showing up in the BIOS? Should I try to reinstall the BIOS? I've searched high and low for a solution. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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1/21/08 at 5:31pm