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Battery not being Recognized on SONY VAIO VGN-SZ440 Lap Tops running Vista

I have (2) TWO Identical SONY VAIO VGN-SZ440 Lap Tops running Vista - removing the MS APCI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver from device manager didn"t work.Any Ideas?
One of the lap tops was only in service for a month ( it was a backup I purchesed at the same time to have a single platform for the wife and me, but she would not give up her HP using XP) I had it unopened in the box for ~ a year.
I even switch the batteries between them.
I'm reluctant to just dropping $106.- for a new battery if it is really a driver / link issue between SONY & Vista.
What I dont understand is that I still have 3 other lap tops over 6 yrs old still using the original b
atteries. A Toshiba, DELL and the HP - so I do not whole heartily belive that batteries need to be replaced after just 2 yrs.....
Frustrated and need your help and suggestions.....
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nobusCommented:
if you have another known good working same laptop, switch battery with that one , and check if it helps.
if not, it can be the charging circuits that are bad. = new mobo
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Diamond61Author Commented:
I'm assuming that New mobo means New Mother Board?
So your feelings is that SONY has a bad charging system design on the mother boad..?
Where would you go to find yet another Lap Top that would use the same battery?
I can't belive SONY will not acknowledge this issue - I've lost all respect for them after this.

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nobusCommented:
>>  New mobo means New Mother Board?   <<  yes
 >>  So your feelings is that SONY has a bad charging system design on the mother boad..?   <<  it is one of the possibilities to test out
    >>  Where would you go to find yet another Lap Top that would use the same battery?   <<  Sony, or look around in the work or friends environment; you can also try some repair shops to test it out
>>  I can't belive SONY will not acknowledge this issue -   <<  i don't know that they did not...but it is always possible to come across a bad product...

depending on the age, you may still have warranty left; if so, use it
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Diamond61Author Commented:
SONY has a BAD Product and isnot willing to take responsibility for it. They want me to ship the lap top to them to evaluate at my expence - time and $$$.
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