The new upgrade replaced my old 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD @ 5400RPM, and Windows Vista 32-bit.
Anyway, prior to the upgrade, my original battery was wearing out and would only hold charge for about 20-30 minutes if I was lucky. After the upgrade, my battery life took a steady decline to where it would only hold a charge for 5-10 minutes.
When it finally would not hold a charge at all, I naturally took into consideration the prior behavior of the battery and figured that the battery was dead.
I purchased a new battery, but now it will NOT charge as well. Do you think I have a faulty power adapter? Note that the laptop powers up when plugged into the power cord, but it just will not charge a battery.