My Lenovo 300 N100 laptop is now not charging the battery. The laptop also won't turn on when on battery power alone as the cell is 0% charged. Removing and reinserting the battery sometimes makes it charge for a few seconds only.

This laptop is a hunk of shit.

EDIT: IT GETS WORSE. According to this lenovo document  the battery isn't covered under the warranty. This laptop is less than 6 months old…

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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  1. I faced a similar issue with my Compaq laptop around two years back. Same symptoms, had to get the battery replaced (fortunately it was covered by the warranty). Towards the beginning, taking out the battery, keeping it outside for an hour or two helped, but after a week or, that approach didn't work any more. The guy at the service center told me that the circuitry inside which determines the charge level of the battery had gone for a toss, and the most likely cause was a power surge (which did not surprise me since the power supply at my college supply is extremely erratic).

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