My laptop doesn't always charge the battery. I have seen it read "32 % > not charging" and similar. I have read a bit on it and it seems if you > never use it on the battery it might do this. However in my case it > seems to be like intermittent or something. >
(snip) Li-ion batteries that don't get any exercise can often be restored by cycling. Leave the laptop playing a movie, on battery, "til it quits. Recharge it, turned off, 'til full, and repeat. The time taken to charge fully gets longer as you repeat, if its going to work. 3 or 4 reps. HTH.