I bought a new 9cell battery from eBay (link) for my old and trustworthy Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li2727 laptop, since the 5 year old original I have only lasts for a half an hour these days.
The problem that I have is that when I use the new battery the laptop opens but gets stuck in the initial BIOS boot screen (where the CPU, memory check and drives are seen) with no error whatsoever. It just gets stuck there and doesn’t move on to loading windows.
When I use the cable or my old battery to boot, everything is fine. When I use the new battery after booting into windows, or even after just passing the first BIOS screen, the new battery works fine and lasts a good 3 1/2 hours.
The company has suggested that I return the battery if I wanna, but somehow it feels like it is not the battery’s fault and that I will have the same issue with the replacement. I am using the latest BIOS version available for the laptop.
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Are you sure the part number of the replacement battery matches up to your old OEM battery? I know ebay is notorious for selling hard to find stuff but you might want before going to ebay look on Amazon to see if they had the battery match before buying on ebay. I bought a used 6 month battery for my Gateway P-6860FX and it worked but you never know. I would double check the part number to make sure they match. But from what your describing it sounds like the battery was bad? So can you tell us more info on the battery that you bought through eBay? ie how old or used how much or where it was made? What O/S are you using as well? And if it is the fault of the battery get a refund and buy another battery from a different source in eBay that more closer to your part number of the OEM battery that is the only way to at least match your battery specs. Could be their specs doesn’t match up with your laptop requirements and that in itself could be causing power usage problems??? Check the voltage and current rating of your old compared to the new and see what they say or don’t say. That should be your guideline to knowing how to match your battery specs.