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jpicard
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-17-2013

Sony Vaio Laptop Won't Charge, Battery Light Blinks Quickly

I have a VPCSC1AFM, and it has worked wonderfully for the last almost two years. The OEM battery still (up until 2 days ago) held a charge for over an hour. After letting the battery drain all the way by accident yesterday, I turned it on and the "Battery is not compatible" notice popped up, and the battery would not charge. In addition, the battery charging orage light flashes quickly (3-4 times a second) whenever the battery is installed. After some digging I was able to disable the ISB Utility, so the pop-up no longer shows up, but the battery still won't charge. even I cut the power to the laptop, install the battery, and then plug in the AC adapter, the battery still won't charge, seeming to indicate it's a hardware problem.

 

Given that the battery was working JUST fine 2 days ago, I can't imagine I need to buy a new one. What can I do?? Thanks!

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NickT
Posts: 1,574
Registered: ‎04-01-2013

Re: Sony Vaio Laptop Won't Charge, Battery Light Blinks Quickly

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Hi jpicard,

 

     Please go thru the link below regarding battery related issue.  Most of the time it can be the hardware itself.  I understand it was just working 2 days ago, but the battery could go out and or the battery charger port on the motherboard.  So please go thru the link and if fails still, then hardware related.

 

 

Nick-

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tx4chiefs
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-07-2013

Re: Sony Vaio Laptop Won't Charge, Battery Light Blinks Quickly

I have a similar issue, but the link won't work.  Can it be re-posted?

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ScottF
Posts: 154
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Sony Vaio Laptop Won't Charge, Battery Light Blinks Quickly

I have updated the link.

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