I have an old laptop, with a Pentium MMX 266 MHz, 256 MB RAM (that was specially added
), and a battery that doesn't work too well. The question is regarding the battery. And I have another question after that.
The battery of this computer has been charged many times, but the last year or so it has just been plugged in. It was just sitting there, doing nothing, so I decided to see what I could do with it. I unplugged it, as it had a 100% charge (obviously), and I booted it, and after a few seconds it just died. The battery now read 0%. So, I tried charging it overnight, and in the morning it was at 80%. Okay, so then I simply tried to boot it up, and it responded with loud beeping noises with the battery monitor flashing (there's a little LCD screen with status icons, such as power, battery charge percent, etc.). Then, it went to standby with this little screen that said something like Phoenix BIOS (that's what kind of BIOS I have, obviously) Save-to-Disk Application. When I tried to boot it, the Resume-Disk Application would pop up, with the loud beeping noises again, and then right after that was done it would Save-to-Disk again. When this little thing is plugged in, though, it runs perfectly. It can even play Age of Empires II (with some lag, though, but it is definitely playable)! Does anyone know something I can do (like techniques to get the battery back into good shape? It is a Ni-MH battery, so it doesn't have a memory charge... Though it could just be worn out. I don't think it is... But I could be wrong). Thanks!
One more question. It has a PS2 mouse port on it, and I have a PS2 to USB adapter for mice. Does this work as a fully functional USB adapter, or does it just work with mice?
Thanks as always!