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batteries do go bad early
if you counted right, and the codes shows it being the battery, then most likely it is the battery. Though I never had one go bad, I have see it happen to others. It could go bad early because it was a lemon, if the laptop is stored or used in temperatures outside the norm or whatever.
go into the bios and check the system time. if the time is wrong there, that is an indicator of a bad battery. you can also check your ram. make sure they are securely seated. also check the vents and make sure it is dust free. that is really about all you can do since it is a laptop. what about the laptop battery, is is staying charged for a reasonable period of time?
The laptop's battery does seem to have a fairly normal usage time. I'll check the BIOS soon.
Too early for a new battery.
I'm going to ask a simple question instead.
Are you keeping up with your 1st of the month canned air to the vent routine?
So that's 2 things I'd try.
Try doing the usual canned air every 1st of the month and if you can't do the battery yourself get estimates.
It's not that I can't replace the battery, it looks pretty straight forward, but I've never worked on a computer before, and I can't afford much right now because I'm in college. I will get a can of air and see if that helps.
CMOS batteries here run 2 or less dollars.
How about the warranty? The downside could be the weeks it's gone but better than you tinkering in a new area.
Canned air on the 1st of the month keeps laptops off service counters. There are fine videos about use and WARNINGS about spinning up fans to warp speeds.
I'll look into the Warranty. and get a can of air. Thanks for your help!
Having a problem posting?
I can't create a discussion in any forum.
I can reply to a post in the test forum but not on any other forums.
Seems to have to do with ubo.
I now have it to a point where I can reply to post in all forums.
Since I can't create a discussion I'm forced to use other folks discussions.
I'm sure we spoke about this a while ago.
Have you tried a different adblocker? I had to change from FF to Chrome and from adblock+ to Ublock origin. Worked fine since december.
Have you tried a different adblocker?
No...the problem with replying seems to be in one of the filters that ubo uses.
I'm slowly narrowing it down to which filter.
Since I can't create a discussion I'm forced to be a pest and use already created discussions.
The test forum works with all filters enabled so that's of no value to me.
Hope you can track it down. As I said I had similar problems in December but managed to work around it.
PS. I'm flagging this in case it's a site bug.
Post was last edited on January 27, 2017 4:54 PM PST
delete temporary files
things to try
delete temporary files and cookies
restart the computer
disable your adblock and other addons
try another browser
Things to try.
delete temporary files and cookies....done
restart the computer.....done
disable your adblock and other addons.....done
try another browser..............done... it works but the other browser does not have the adblocker.
FF does work now as far as replying to a post with only a few filters active.
I'll slowly keep adding filters until I find the culprit.
My apologies to the op for hijacking their thread.
Doesn't seem reasonable
Could you not have got someone to create a thread for you - phone, email, even to Lee or the Mods? Your contributions are always very valuable, I'm sure someone would have been happy to help.
I'm not sure the OP got his question answered and he seems to have been frightened away.
I should not have used the op's thread for testing.
It was late, I was tired, I'd been fighting with this for multi-hours.
It's late in the UK now but if you contact me personally tomorrow with anything you want posted I will do it on your behalf.
Just so Bob__B knows
I had to stop using FF for 2 months for the same reasons he's having now after going through all of the fixes he's doing now.
I used Chrome.
After updating FF today to v.51.0.1 everything is back to normal .
I had the same me ole mate.
I've yet to update FF but Chrome is great and not so resource hungry as people think.
Thanks for the offer
Nothing personal but I hope I never have to take you up on it.
Anyway all fixed now.
My problem was I could not reply to any post EXCEPT in the test forum, that's what got me out into the weeds, it seems the test forum is somehow different.
The problem was in one of my ad-blocker filters.
I could not create a new discussion in any forum.
I would not get an error creating the discussion, it would just never appear on the forums.
Just for yuks I tried it with IE and it worked.
I then went back and tried it with FF and it worked?
Perhaps someone can explain what the tie-in is there.
Wow. Strange! Glad you got it fixed.