And getting at the battery is possible. I watched a Youtube about it.
But to charge we never have to boot the machine. Just do the hold down the button until it powers off and then apply power. If there is no hardware failure, it will charge.
I've had this laptop for a year and a half. Had nice amount of issues with it.
1. Audio wouldn't work, and couldn't watch videos.
2.USB ports wouldn't work
3 days ago I noticed while using it, it wasn't charging. I would un plug it constantly and that would temporarily fix it. Not today.I tried different ports, nope. At times the light on the buttom would quickly flash then turn off. I tried holding down the power button for a minute, nope. I can't take off the battery... it's inside.
Model: Asus notebook pc x551ca