I got my new battery and it worked. Then, when it was at about 10% of remaining battery life, I decided to charge it and that’s when I discovered that the charger no longer worked. I wondered if, when the electrical current blew out the battery, if it also fried the charger. I took it to a computer store in town and they determined that the power cord was not damaged but the charger was. They disassembled the charger, fixed it, and I took it home to test.
It worked. Yes, the charger showed it was charging my computer. The issue: it took 8 hours to charge it from 8% to 100%. Now I know this is not normal. So, I will bring it back to the computer store and address the issue with them.
Let me just say here that I am looking forward to sharing something more than frustrations here in my future posts.
For now, Happy Holidays!