Lew I just ordered one from England, no telling how long it will take to get here! I have another SP3 to change a battery out and a SP2 for battery. This is my first one and don’t want to destroy 2 more unless I get it down pat! Thanks for your info and will like to report back so keep watching. and thanks again.
Lew, I don’t know if you have read my previous problems and apparently this may be a bigger issue that anticipated, however, I was getting the message on the screen when booting, that there is no battery present also the battery indicator was showing battery with a line through it. I removed the terminals again, 4th time, cleaned everything and reseated the ribbon. Now it is showing the battery is at 100% which it never showed that, and at the bottom still indicates that there is “No battery detected”. That being the case, why is it showing the battery fully charged? I believe there is a chip in the battery similar to iPhones, that if it isn't an OEM battery, it will not work, not positive on that, But it seems that the battery companies for Microsoft are very mysterious and although they say that this is a Microsoft battery, there is no indication or emblem from Microsoft on it. It’s in Chinese and unfortunately I can’t read it. Do you have any other suggestions. Richard Ayoub
I have removed and replace the battery leads and the SP3 still indicates that there is no battery installed. I received another new battery and installed it and the same scenario! It just doesn’t recognize the battery. When I took it apart, all was working fine. When I put the broken screen in, it still works… When I put the new screen in, it still works. But both batteries are showing on the screen, that there is no battery installed.