It hasn't been used in a few months.
When I plug in the power cord, the lightning symbol (Power charging) light is orange.
The cirle in the on button and on the panel on the front side are dark.
I hold down the start button and the circle start button lights orange and you can hear the short whine of a power up but it does not hold it. The computer immediately stops running (I suspect that's the cooling fan I hear, although there is a click that could be the hard drive).
Is the battery not charging at all? After being left plugged in for an hour, the lightning symbol light (charging light)is still orange.
Why doesn't the computer run on just the direct plug into the wall? Why does it need a battery?
If I install a new battery, will it start up and run?
Could the battery just be loose in its socket? How can I tell if it's dead- is there any such thing as a computer battery tester?
What should be my next step? Buy a new battery?