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Old 02-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Battery Problems Sony Vaio

Got a Sony vaio machine that has had a few new batteries and all are being rejected (constant flashing amber light).

Is this down to a bad battery, incompatible battery or a fault with the system.

Its got a new charger (genuine).
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: Battery Problems Sony Vaio

Well I think you can rule out it being a bad battery by you saying it's had a FEW new batteries. It's certainly possible to get 1 faulty battery but highly likely to get 2 or 3 in a row.

It's possibly an incompatible battery, have you checked model no.s with the original and your replacement?
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Default Re: Battery Problems Sony Vaio

i think i have found the problem after looking on ebay for batteries.

Looks like sony will only accept their own brand battery on this system.

You can put an aftermarket battery in but you need to use the provided bios update for the system to use the battery.

Im not even going to try this as its obviously some modded bios that will possibly fail and cause a very expensive laptop into a very expensive brick !
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