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#1 2007-03-15 22:56:11

From: Sheffield, UK
Registered: 2006-04-29
Posts: 374

new battery in a samsung v20

I've just bought a new battery for my samsung v20 (pentium 2ghz version) and the laptop refuses to charge it. The charging light comes on, both windows and arch recognise that there is a battery in there but no charge gets into the battery. I've checked the battery by its own onboard charge checker and various bits of software.

The battery isn't an original samsung and the shop that sold it to me told me that some laptops will only charge their own brand of battery. This is the second one I've tried and the original battery charges fine.

I've just upgraded the bios to 13de from the samsung website but if it is the bios that is stopping the charging then that won't help anyway. Can anyone suggest anything?


#2 2007-03-16 06:50:48

Registered: 2004-04-21
Posts: 883

Re: new battery in a samsung v20

buy an official battery. On batteries, to avoid malfunctions, fires and explosions you should always buy original batteries. Then, if it does not work, you can go to samsung.

Keep in mind that if you don't use original batteries you probably loose the guaranty.


#3 2007-03-17 00:34:12

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From: Charlotte, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,736

Re: new battery in a samsung v20

moved to laptop issues


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