My new laptop Compaq Presario R3000 battery is not charging. How?

Usually, new batteries are shipped in a discharged condition (just as Compaq Presario R3000 battery) and must be charged before use. New battery is generally recommend an overnight charge (approximately twelve hours). Rechargeable battery should be cycled (fully charged and then fully discharged) two to three times initially to allow it to reach their full capacity. (Note: it is normal for a battery to become warm to the touch during charging and discharging).

New laptop battery is hard for the device to charge; they have never been fully charged and are therefore "unformed". Sometimes the device's charger will stop charging a new battery before it is fully charged. If this happens, remove the battery from the device and then reinsert it. The charge cycle should begin again. This may happen several times during the first battery charge. Don't worry; it's perfectly normal.

Hope that it can help your Compaq Presario R3000 laptop new battery life.

What is short circuit? How does it affect the battery? How to avoid the short circuit? - Care battery life

It can cause exterior short circuit if the two exterior ends of battery connect any conductor.

Battery types are different, short circuit maybe cause different serious results. As the battery can't be used again, leak liquid, explosion and more. So, don't have the exterior of battery short circuit.

Don't place battery in wet circumstance. and don't mix the battery with conductor, as the key in pocket together, which maybe all cause the short circuit.

Quotation from article at (Care Dell Inspiron 1100 battery life)

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