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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I just purchased a new Toshiba Satellite notebook. Through testing F16 Xfce (live cd) and then install, and then updating and playing around with my new system, the battery sat at 0% charge. At about an hour in, I checked the battery (removed) and checked the charge point. All seemed good (nothing over heating and clean connections). After one and half hours, the battery started taking a charge. I am relieved and happy at this, but wondering if I am doomed to a battery with a short life (in need of replacement soon). To my understanding, device batteries are supposed to be shipped with a (HowTos)