Originally Posted by TriggerFinger
According to this
it could be caused by a bad battery. 601 means a bad primary battery. It may also mean it has low charge and it cannot power ON a laptop by itself.
I am not so sure what you are referring to as 'external battery'.
I suggest you try powering ON after the battery is fully charged.
Ooops....I guess I should've been clearer!! External meaning the one that is on the bottom of the laptop...the one that is long and black and can easily be taken out at anytime.
The battery rapidly discharges when I unplug the power. And sometimes when it may say 100% charged, when I unplug it, it drops instantly to maybe 73% or whatever random number. It's bizarre!
I am just concerned that I will lose everything if it "goes out" (internal battery) before being replaced.
The 601 msg comes up every single time I boot...plugged in and even appearing to be at 100% :(
Thanks for the input!!!