My Asus C202S started acting weird intermittently with regards to charging. I’d plug it in until the battery icon read 100%, then sometimes when I’d unplug it, the display would still indicate a full battery, but a warning would come up saying I had 1% left. If I didn’t plug it in again quickly, it’d shut off. Other times I could use it on battery for a few hours.
I tried a second charger which initially seemed to fix the issue, but the same weirdness came back.
Next, I suspected the battery or a battery connection. You see, a spider jumped on my keyboard a while back and I threw the laptop across the room. I found out about “crosh” and did a battery_test. It told me that my battery health was zero.
Next step, I opened it up and looked for a loose connection. I followed a Youtube but didn’t find any loose connections or noticeable internal damage. It’s a pretty tough unit. I pulled out the battery, reinstalled it, then put the unit back together.
After reassembly, it fired up just fine, but my battery icon didn’t appear. I unplugged the charger and it continued to function, but the screen didn’t dim as it usually does when I switch to battery. Running another battery_test resulted in “Battery Not Found.” Even after a reset, the result was “Battery Not Found.”
What have I done? How can I get my battery status restored?