How come my Gateway laptop battery wont fully charge?

by on March 5, 2009

Q: My Gateway laptop battery will not fully charge. It will run fine on AC power when plugged in, but won’t continue to charge the battery. It will charge for about a minute, then go to AC power like the battery was fully charged.

If the AC power is removed and then plugged back in, the battery will start to charge again, but only for a short time.

The battery is slowly regaining charge, but I’m not sure if the problem is the battery, the laptop, or the AC adapter.

One Response to “How come my Gateway laptop battery wont fully charge?”

    How old is the laptop? Also, what happens if you turn the laptop off, plug it in overnight, and then check the battery capacity the next day? Does it show as having a full charge then?