Problem with modular battery (Z71)
I bought a modular battery for my Z71V last week. It charged fully and lasted me about 2 hours of movie playback by itself before turning to the main battery. Not bad eh?
Anyways, now towards the end of the week, Im starting to hit problems with the charging.
My laptop can't seem to chose which battery to fill. Yesturday night, my laptop wouldnt charge either battery, so I removed the modular and let the main one, so it would only have that battery to charge.
While using it, the battery barely lasted me about 1:30h (thats the main battery). No surprise, cause a full night of being plugged in made it only go about 60% charge.
Now again tonight, I plugged back in my modular with my main and let them both charge since the main battery was empty.
It charged the main up to 54%, switched to charging my modular up to 52%, then is now back charging the main, but I havent made any progress in 3 hours.
Cliff notes -
Both batteries are awesome for 4 days
Day 5 (charging)- Modular won't be charged because my main is stuck at charging 99%
Day 5 (usage) - I use up modular cause it wasnt fully charged and switch to main down to 45-50%
Day 6 (Charging) - I only leave the main battery in while charging for the whole night
Day 6 (usage) - My main never actually charged at all even if plugged in alone, so my laptop died after 1:30 hours
Day 7 (charging) - The charging keeps switching from one battery to the other without actually going above 50-60%
edit - Also, my optical drive ain't really hotswap after all. Even if my computer detects it when I slide it in, it wont much of the discs without giving me super-studder. When I remove it, the laptop crashes.