- Charge deteriorating daily - "full charge" from 100 % to 60 % over the last 2 weeks . Windows & BIOS both recognize fact that battery is going up to 60 % capacity but can't charge the battery past that point, computer on or off. Indicator used to switch blue when at full charge. It will never switch to blue now, it ALWAYS indicates that it is charging.
The facts / history:
- Self-caused problems: Broke power supply cord while attempting to charge by jamming it into express printer "nub" port while not looking
- Bought a cheap power supply on ebay for replacement, they sent the wrong one. Was a 60W and needed a 65W, attempted to use it without looking at the fine print on the power brick. Comptuer worked for 10 minutes then shut down. Problems started happening since then.
- I bought the OEM power cord from the authorized dealer to attempt to resolve the problem.
- I tried the auto-battery learning utility - which recognizes the fact that it is not fully charged but left overnight will not go past that inhibited value (now at 60 %)
- Atttempted BIOS flash - even though it wasn't an upgrade.
- Pulled CMOS battery
So is it the motherboard or the battery? I would hate to spend the $110 dollars on the battery to learn that it is the motherboard. My warranty will be covered if it is the motherboard, but if it turns out to be the battery and I sent it in, nothing will be covered and I will have wasted about $250 bucks in shipping and diagnostic fees. What does every one think, and have they seen this before?