I recently bought a new battery for my Sony Vaio FZ31Z laptop. But I've got some problems with it. Normally when I put it in, it works, but doesn't charge ('plugged in not charging'). Now I've got it so far that it says 'plugged in and charging' but I can't see the battery level anywhere.
I've also installed some third-party widgets, and they also can't see the battery level. If I take the battery out and reinsert it, it says 'plugged in and not charging'. So that's not an option.
Also, when I startup, the icon says 'plugged in and charging', but shows the icon like when there's no battery installed. If I then go to device manager and uninstall and reinstall ACPI-compliant method battery, it changes to an empty battery with a power chord next to it, but no animation as if it were charging.
I think it's something to do with software that needs to communicate from the battery to the OS, and that I haven't installed. I don't know, it's just a guess really.
BTW: I'm having exactly the same problems on Windows Vista.
This is what BatMon tells me: http://img171.images...7607/batmon.png
So the battery, the laptop and the charger are doing what they need to be doing, the battery does charge and discharge and works with my computer.
It's just that I can't see how much the battery has been charged or how much time I have left to use the battery.
Does anyone have an idea?
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