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Solved Help! Gateway NV5378u Laptop Battery

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MrB...70    16,532
MrB...70

So here's my question.

Can i modify my charger to charge the battery externally?

 

if yes, i need to know what pins on the battery i need play with?

 

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there's an actual external charger for my battery

http://jcbarn.com/3031351.html

 

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but i'm cheap and trying to cut corners :)

 

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any and all help appreciated! Thanks.

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Nailz    537
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Must be a common problem with gateway NV series laptops, as mine is hard to get to charge, it never reaches full charge anymore and I have to plug the charging cable into the computer 5-10 times before I can get it to start charging.

 

Thought it might be the battery, but now I guess it is the dc port too.

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spinzes    774
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dunno about your issue mr.b but a good way to keep a laptop battery in good nick is to keep it removed when your home and your plugged into the mains only put it in your laptop when your gonna use it ;) it'll last way longer

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MrB...70    16,532
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thanks fellas, but the issue here is that the laptop won't charge or even power up with the charger connected. my friend at work has the same laptop, so i use her laptop to charge my battery. both my battery and my charger are good. its the laptop that won't send the charge to the battery. somewhere between the dc jack and the battery dock is the issue.

 

again, thanks fellas!

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chrisy48    1,634
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oh sorry u - just answered these questions

 

I don't know about the external charger but do know that gateways have had this issue on other models - have you updated the bios? and have you unplugged the ac to let it run on just battery to see if the battery is acually not charged? or charging - more info here http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/gateway-laptop-plugged-in-not-charging/6db4fe50-d318-44da-a938-2fc58f4bbe7b?page=1

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MrB...70    16,532
MrB...70

thanks for the replies.

 

So here's my question.

Can i modify my charger to charge the battery externally?

 

if yes, i need to know what pins on the battery i need play with?

 

------------------------------------------------------

 

there's an actual external charger for my battery

http://jcbarn.com/3031351.html

 

Nrpeq.jpg

 

but i'm cheap and trying to cut corners :)

 

--------------------------------------------------------

 

any and all help appreciated! Thanks.

 

 

going to edit my post because i think it leads to other questions.

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Merciless    3,798
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Like this?

 

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Terminal connection of a typical laptop battery

 

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MrB...70    16,532
MrB...70

Like this?

 

DSC_00065.jpg

 

Terminal connection of a typical laptop battery

 

lap1%282%29.jpg

 

That is 100% what i was looking for. Thanks Merc! (Maybe you really are as good as they say you are) :lol:

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chrisy48    1,634
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Like this?

 

DSC_00065.jpg

 

Terminal connection of a typical laptop battery

 

lap1%282%29.jpg

 

please do us all all a favor when trying this and make sure you are not drinking beer from a can but rather a corona bottle and also not standing in or around water :wub:

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Merciless    3,798
Merciless

 

 

Can your laptop battery be overcharged?

 

Most laptops today use lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries. Overcharging Li-ion batteries is not a problem and does not affect the battery life span. These batteries can be charged 300 to 500 times, and they have an internal circuit to stop the charging process at full charge. The control system prevents overcharging, which can cause the lithium ion battery to overheat and potentially burn. This is why the Li-ion batteries are more expensive. The only way for the Li-ion battery to overcharge is if the charging system malfunctions, and then the battery will heat up while in the charger. If you don't plan to use your laptop for long period of time, you can extend the life of your lithium ion laptop battery by storing it with a 50 percent charge. A fully discharged battery left for a long period of time will lose its charging capacity. Fully charged batteries discharge when they are left unused, and will lose effectiveness. This is why it is recommended to discharge a Li-ion battery until it is almost out before shutting down. Running a Li-ion battery down completely will diminish capacity. Keep the battery in a cool place and do not store your computer for a long period of time while it is fully charged.

 

Older laptops use Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. They require more maintenance than Lithium Ion batteries. They must be fully discharged and then fully recharged so that they don't lose battery life. These batteries can be overcharged only if they go through too many cycles of charging and discharging, which reduces their effectiveness and capacity. It is better to charge all batteries fully before use; then use on battery power until the optimum level for each battery type is reached, before recharging.

 

 

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MrB...70    16,532
MrB...70

I'm already drinking so i will give it a try tomorrow :)

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MrB...70    16,532
MrB...70

got a new ASUS laptop from work so the problem is solved. thanks everyone for your speedy assistance!

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