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Calibrating Notebook Battery - Odd Behavior

Q: Calibrating Notebook Battery - Odd Behavior

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I'd like to "CALIBRATE a new battery for an HP notebook. Why? because when I was playing a YouTube video directly from the new Battery after it was Fully charged..the video would not play in a most healthy way. I checked the BIOS and it has the latest from the HP website.
When I plug the computer with the AC adapter it plays healthier.

I assume as [any] Battery loses its charge that it might cause some issues..Correct?

What is the differences in the Terms: Full Hard Disc Test and Hard Drive Long DST Test?

In the BIOS Menu I did not see the term Full Hard Disc Test. I'm running the Hard Drive Long DST Test now. Is this correct? is there any harm in Calibration using this test?

Best way to Calibrate a battery?

Thanks again,
Raphael

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6134 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 450 GB (391 GB Free); D: 15 GB (2 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
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A: Calibrating Notebook Battery - Odd Behavior

This is the specs of the Battery. The battery is advertised; It is a "Non-OEM battery" but 100% compatible.
Specification:
Condition: Brand New - Grade A cells.
Battery Type: Li-ion
Voltage: 14.4 Volt (14.8 Volt compatible)
Capacity: 5200mAh (better than 4400mAh)
Smart surge short circuit protection
High quality UL SA CE RoHS approved

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Hello,

I'd like to "CALIBRATE a new battery for an HP notebook.

What is the differences in the Terms: Full Hard Disc Test and Hard Drive Long DST Test?

In the BIOS Menu I did not see the term Full Hard Disc Test. I'm running the Hard Drive Long DST Test now. Is this correct? is there any harm in Calibration using this test?

Thanks again,
Raphael
 

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My wife has a two-year-old Samsung notebook. Recently when she unplugged it the machine cut off, even though the battery said 79% charged (it wouldn't charge any further). I figured that the battery was bad so I bought another one from Amazon.

This one charges to 100% percent and does exactly the same thing. I'm perplexed but think there's something going on with the motherboard that won't let it use battery juice, even if Windows 8.1 says it's 100% charged.

I've tried the hold the power button down for 1 min with the battery out trick to no avail.

Any ideas? I'm stumped and think I might need to get her another notebook.

Thanks, Robert
 

A:Samsung Notebook Battery Won't Power Notebook

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Installed keyboard sometimes only types 5 or 6 letters then behaves as if the control key was held.  Any new key selected would jump to the shortcut if applicable.  If I then select the print shortcut and close the print window, I can type five more letters/numbers.  Sometimes I can type a whole sentence before it does this. I have replaced the HDD, reset the bios to default.  All drivers are up to date, and there are no viruses.  However I could not load the 2010 Bios update because of an admin lock.

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Hi All,I purchased this HP Envy less than 2 months back. Power backup then was easily more tha 8 hours. Suddenly It got reduced to around 3 hours. The laptop is heating a lot too. Any solutions? This is covered in warranty right? TIA!

A:Strange Battery behavior

Help us to help you by posting the following information. 1.  The complete Model Name. or Product Number. of the notebook - see This HP web document if you don't how to locate the model number and\or product number.  

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    I tried to run battery report on my laptop. I notice that the battery capacity on my laptop already decrease in just small amount of time. Is this normal? 

A:HP Pavilion Battery ? is this behavior normal

   hi I think this decrease is normal for battery life because every battery have a lifetime and during the time it will decrease. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again**Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.Thank You,

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So im running my laptop off of my ac adapter because the battery is shot and wont hold a charge. My battery worked before but now for some reason it wont charge but it will run off of the a/c adapter. So i fooled around with the cord wiggling it and taking it in and out like 50 times. i go to bed and the next day i put my laptop on my desk but accidentally the ac adapter got unplugged. i didn't notice it and then i press the power button and Bam! it turns on. i log in and then find out im running off of a battery! its 24% charged and im flipping out. the 4 orange light 1 green light error pattern is still going on when im charging but now it works all of a sudden!? how is this possible?
 

A:Wierd Laptop Battery Behavior

I don't expect it will last. But I'll cross my fingers for you .
 

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I have used the search tool and found a few threads that rang similar to mine, but not quite. So I am creating a new one.

MAIN SYMPTOM/PROBLEM: Some mornings I will wake my computer from stand-by. Check an email. Begin typing out my reply. About three sentences in and the computer will just shut OFF, not shutDOWN, without any warning. Insanely irritating when it comes to lost drafts etc.

This has been happening on/off for about two months now. Suffice to say, I have been watching the battery LED's color status closer as a result. Solid green. Power options show on AC Power (Yes, permanently plugged in) and battery at 100%.

When the computer turns itself OFF the battery LED either flashes orange then eventually a solid orange.
15-20 minutes later a solid green and I start my computer with the ON button.
I will then check the power options and they will read the same as mentioned above.
On mornings like this, this may happen 1-2 more times in a row over an hour or so, then fully function without problem for an entire weekend or weeks at a time.

NOW... If I choose not to wait for the LED to turn green and turn the computer on and check the power options it shows the battery life way low (Sometimes 0%). In this case it will be seconds before it happens again, which is to be expected. I do have a couple battery power alarms that never go off when the battery gets to a certain percentage. So it seems to just skip from 100% to 0% literally in an instant. Yet, if this is... Read more

A:Unusual BATTERY/SHUTDOWN Behavior

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I have a TrippLite backup. Basic model, 4 outlets for surge protection only, 4 for surge and battery back-up.

I'm working away a bit ago and my computer and monitors just...die. Black. Nothing. But everything else was fine. The power hadn't gone out. My calculator and lamp, plugged into the surge protector side, they're still on, never flickered. Two monitors and tower, plugged into the battery...out. The battery didn't beep. It just quit.

The unit is probably 18-24 months old. I have no beef with it if it's dead, I'm just surprised at HOW it died.

Mostly I'm just curious. Does this sound weird to anybody else or is this a typical death?
 

A:Bizarre Backup Battery Behavior

Yup, that happens. Electronics can just die, sometimes they go slowly and other times then work fine one second and are dead the next second and sometimes they partially fail.
 

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This morning my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop did a strange thing.

AC adapter plugged in, boot was normal, did a few things and left it running. About an hour later, I noticed the battery LED was flashing red three times alternating with one green flash. Right clicked and opened Power Meter panel and found no battery detected

Rebooted and pulled AC Adapter out of back of machine before POST started. It would not boot...

Plugged AC Adapter bake in and powered up. Got a black screen that said something like "No battery recognized" ( not sure of the exact wording) "hit any key to continue'. I did so and machine booted normal after that. Checked power Panel again and still no battery detected.

Turned machine up side down and removed battery pack, looked things over and found nothing unusual. Plugged pack back in and everything returned to normal. Battery level was at 100%. Even rebooted again on battery power..

BTW... When I had the battery pack removed, I noticed it was cool to the touch.

My question... Anyone had anything like this happen... I'm assuming at this point a faulty connection, but it just came out of no where. I had not moved the machine or jarred it in any way. Just looking for some opinions as to alterenate ideas or experince.

Raybro
 

A:Laptot battery power wierd behavior

look at the brass lead inside the battery port on the laptop itself.
one might be bent or scratched.

keeps it up---probably start thinking about buying a new battery

could be messed up inside where you can't see it.

after the battery shows 100% ----is it real hot to the touch or swelled up or
distorted.
if its swelled up or distorted after a few hours of the laptop being on is very
dangerous---battery could explode
 

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I haven't been able to figure out what two of the blue function keys do. I browsed all the documentation, including the unabridged manual, but couldn't find a lexicon of any sort. They are the ones under F5 and F6. Both symbolize closed locks. The other one has a number nine in it and the other one a vertical arrow with dual heads. Neither seems to do anything. I thought the first one was a number lock for the integrated keypad, but appears not to be.

My other question regards a battery behavior I encountered just today with my brand new Latitude. I was doing a light web browsing when my system reached a thirty percent battery level. I was under power saving mode in Windows 10 Pro x64. All of a sudden the system turned off. When I plugged the AC charger in and pushed power button, I resumed into Windows logon screen, which suggest the system went into suspended state. I have set the threshold for that much lower. The reason for my worry is that now that I had resumed back to Windows, the battery appeared to be almost completely drained and showed just 2 percent charge left, as it had just a few minutes earlier showed 30 % and several hours of usage left. What I wanted to ask is that is this normal behavior or a sign of something wrong? Could a brand new laptop battery exhibit this erratic behavior? I have 18 hours of usage on the new laptop and not once before has the battery status took a leaps of any sort to either direction.

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OK, I see there are a myraid of posts concerning this issue, but no fixes. Even the HP employee gave a link that does nothing and appears broken. I purchased and installed 8GB RAM and that didn't fix it. What a waste of money. And for HP to ignore all the posts about the problem is, frankly, disingenuine, reckless and bad business. There simply MUST be a fix or workaround for this.  IF I HAVE TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER, IT WILL NOT BE AN HP. Are you hearing me, HP? My statement says a lot. I have been computing for 21 years and only ever bought HP or Compaq. I use the computer for business and the state my computer is in currently is far from a shining example of streamlined productivity. Double, triple, quadruple clicking on single click stuff, no response clicking, clicks bring up multiple duplicate windows, click for new tab and 2 tabs pop up, insert or remove SD card nets low keyboard battery warning and on and on and on. What's going on? WHAT IS THE FIX? EDIT: as with most users, this all started with the Win10 upgrade last Fall.

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Hi,I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop, and the battery life (as what it is saying) usually reaches about 4 to 6 hours depending on usage.
Suddenly this evening while working on some codes I noticed that the LED light at the front right edge side is blinking white and red. When I plugged out the AC power the laptop  went dead.
At restart the BIOS program or whatever it is called is saying that my battery has experienced a permanent failure and needs to be replaced, and seems not to be detecting the battery at all.
But on Windows 8 the battery is being detected. I even managed to run a powercfg /batteryreport on it and it is said to be working fine. The OS is also reporting battery OK, no "the battery needs replacement" or any problems are being reported. Even the DELL diagnostics found no problems on my battery. 
My BIOS is now on the latest one and the DELL utility is already refusing to re-flash the bios.

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hi i am using dvd shrink and nero to back up my dvds i just brought a new tower and i am fed up with my kids breaking my dvds so i back them up and i am not really losing loads of money just my disks, but its is saying after a few seconds invavald memory but now it is saying calibration is full plz help hi new update my pc is frezzing up on me now and saying not responding rc manger 2 ?any idea or help on this one plz
 

A:calibrating

Please read the TSG Rules, we don't assist with movie copies.
 

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I am trying to calibrate my SP2009W using Spyder 3 Elite. The software tells me there is provisions for adjusting color temperature(Kelvin) and should be set to 6500 degrees. I don't see any control on the monitor that gives me that option.

Does anyone have one of these monitors and if it has such a setting where is it?Under the Menu all I have is brightness and contrast control.

A:Calibrating Monitor

Welcome
I do not use the software, but this article seems to explain the procedure
Review - Monitor calibration with the Spyder 3 Elite

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How to calibrate the Microtek scanmaker 3800 scanner. And what is the use of calibrating and when calibrating should be done.
 

A:Calibrating Scanner

If you want to use the little slide and film adapter that came with the scanner you should use the calibration utility with it. That is all it is for as far as I can tell.

I think the results might just be a little less crappy after you run the utility. I have a 4900, which is true 2400 PPI (2400 X 4800) and the results from the film and slide adapter are still poor. Fortunately I have a dedicated film scanner and donít need it, but I would be a little disappointed if I had bought it to scan film.
 

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In cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, HP has announced an expansion of its June 2016 worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook batteries. Additional batteries are affected. The affected batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers.
 
Because affected batteries pose a fire and burn hazard, it is essential to recheck your battery even if you did so previously and were told that you were not affected. Note: if you have already received a replacement battery, you are not affected by this expansion.
 
To recheck your battery, and order a replacement if eligible, go to the HP Battery Recall website at: http://www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2016

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I am an artist trying to match up the digital photos I saved with the colors the commercial printer prints for me. The samples I ordered from the printer are not matching the colors of my work. One is too dark. One is too orange. The are given to them in RGB format as they specificed.  It was suggested I try calibrating my monoitor which may help. I tried following the display calibration instructionswhich are not that clear. It says I need to use the display menu button. Where is the display menu button? I've been at this for two hours trying to find it on the keyboard, in the manual and via online search. I have no idea where it is talking about. I do see the color brightness buttons.   Help is appreciated.

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Hello,

when I try to burn a cd with my "easy cd creator" what was pre-installed on my computer, I get the message that there was a calibrating error.
What can I do about it?

I hope somebody can help me cause I need my burner very soon.

Thanx

Spookje1101
 

A:Calibrating error cd burner

Try different media, different burning software.. If problems persist, try upgrading the firmware of the drive. If it still produces errors, replace the drive.
 

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Does Win 7 allow calibrating color on each monitor separately on a dual monitor setup? 

A:Calibrating color on second monitor

Have you tried the controls on the monitors themselves?

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Hello,

when I try to burn a cd with my "easy cd creator" what was pre-installed on my computer, I get the message that there was a calibrating error.
What can I do about it?

I hope somebody can help me cause I need my burner very soon.

Thanx

Spookje1101
 

A:Calibrating error cd burner

Please post only once. Closing duplicate, reply here:
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=286478
 

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please tell me the best calibration for my dell studio xps 16 using ati's ccc advanced mode
(Colors are oversaturated on my Windows 7 Dell laptop XPS Studio 1640 - Microsoft Answers) (the 5th post from the last)
i am a photographer and would like to get a good calibraion for my screen without using any hardware calibrators.

A:need help with calibrating dell studio xps

Hello ambroochizafer,
I am having a hard time finding any hardware specifications for that computer, The manufacture site does not show it in their products list.
Can you get your hardware specifications for me please and post them for us to have a look at ?

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Bought my HP laptop about 4 years ago.  The battery is completely dead, but I use the notebook plugged into AC all the time anyway.  My question is:  Should I remove the battery and just leave it out permanently or leave it attached?  I always use it at home plugged into a power source, so don't even need the battery.

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Can someone tell me about notebook batteries. I leave my battery in the notebook all the time I am currently just using it home - so I am using the ac adapter. I am currently using several hours a night working on a project for work. Will this decrease the life of my battery? Should I take out the battery until I need it? And would you recommend a extended warranty. The salesman told me it covers the battery, lcd monitor.

t
 

A:notebook battery

normally from my experience, the way the laptop will work is that it always uses the battery and when you plug in the adapter this just charges your battery as you use it!
So the laptop wont work without the battery in!

This in the long run will decrease the battery but no more so than it would in normal running situation.

Depending on what you plan on using the laptop for and ofcourse how much the laptop costs and how much the extra warrenty is!

If you need anymore help give us a shout

Rutter
 

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Hi I have a old notebook dv6-1157 eg and looking for battery for that notebook.Do you know what product nummber of the batery I should have? BrgdsBirger

A:Battery to a old notebook

@bdageryd 12-cell, 95-Wh, 8.8-Ah Li-ion battery for use with all computer models   511884-001 6-cell, 55-Wh, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery for use with all computer models   511872-001 6-cell, 55-Wh, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery for use only with computers for Germany   511872-002 6-cell, 47-Wh, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery for use with all computer models   511883-001 Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01758220 REO

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Does a notebook battery lose charge even when the machine is turned off?
For example, it was at 100% when I turned it off and removed the AC adapter.
Less than 24 hours later, I turn it on, and the battery indicator says 65%.
I've only had the laptop for a week, and this is the second time the charge has significantly decreased while off. The first time, the battery was completely dead after being fully charged, removed, and not used for 2 days.
Another time, I charged to full and rebooted. The battery showed 95% upon restart. I can't believe it would use that amount to power up.
Is my battery a dud?
 

A:Notebook Battery

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Why is it everytime I use my compass on my iphone 4s I need to calibrate it first? I asked a friend about it & he said something about changing a setting but I cant find it. Any ideas?
 

A:Configuring/calibrating the compass on the iphone4s

Well, I've been thru the manual a few times I see nothing to do with calibrating it.



How do I switch it between true north & magnetic north? The above image is from the manual, NOT the iPhone compass.
 

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I'm using a Compaq Armada e500 laptop.

I'm starting to do some exacting color work so I need to calibrate my laptop's monitor. (I see on my photographer-friend's monitor that my color selection is way off.)

Does anyone here know how to go about this?
 

A:Solved: Calibrating Laptop Monitor

Here's the best I could dig up but you may not like it. Go 1/2 way down the page.
http://www.vividlight.com/articles/2110.htm
 

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I have MAC Leopard..10.5.8 and a Canon IP8500.
I continue to print with a message that says calibration and colour etc will not occur due to non postscript printer. It's right! I am looking at gorgeous photos on monitor and crap when printed. Now what?
 

A:Solved: calibrating non postscript printers

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Hello to All, I tried to calibrate my display using Color Munki.  It didn't work.  How can I adjust RGB, brightness and contrast on my display....hopefully using sliders but if that isn't possible I'll use any method.  Thank you in advance.

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This one has dogged me relentlessly.

HP Pavilion G6 notebook with Windows 8. System works flawlessly on the software side, the hardware, however-

The notebook recognizes the adapter about 60% of the time. If the battery is fully charged the adapter will usually be recognized, but if the battery is low it seems not to. Sometimes if I leave the adapter plugged in for an extended period of time (like overnight) and come back the power jack light will be on and working.

If I plug in the adapter and remove the battery it will switch over seamlessly, but if I replace the battery it won't recognize it.

Trying to boot without the battery works about 40% of the time. Generally I get 3 blinks of the light which suggests a RAM issue according to HP's website. But I've replaced the RAM several times to no effect.

I've swapped chargers to no effect.

I've replaced the jack in the notebook to no effect.

I'm considering a battery replacement, but it charges fine and lasts about three hours (so far) WHEN the charger is recognized.

Am I missing something?
 

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When I bought this laptop a few months ago, the salesperson advised removing the battery when operating with cord plugged in. She said it would cut down on the heat generated.  I wonder if this is advisable.  If I remove the battery, I'll lose whatever I'm working on.  I have noticed that it gets warm, but not terribly so, and inconveniently, the vents are on the same side as the mouse. Where I live, it's not unusual for the power to flash off for a second or two if a storm is coming.  We have most of our serious electronics plugged into backup batteries, just for that purpose.  Unfortunately, we don't have one for the laptop yet. I wonder if anyone out there has thoughts on this issue?  I would appreciate the feedback.

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just got my laptop (compaq presario cq 40 317 tu) problem -- the AC power icon is always on. It wont show the battery. In the power management, there is no tab for Alarms. And I just noticed, there is no battery in device manager either.
and yes.... the battery does work. The display even dims a little when I unplug the ac adapter.

any ideas?
 

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Hi, first time using the forum, sorry if my question isn't too clear, but i'll try my best to be.Not very recently, going on about 3 months now, my HP Laptop's (Product code VF836AV) AC Adapter died, and has been recently a total fire hazard, so I tossed it. For a while now, i've been searching for a proper replacement, using sites such as Amazon, and HP in particular, but to absolutely no avail (bought 3, 2 from Amazon, cables compatible with my Laptop in particular, one for $80 from HP which all 3 aren't compatible whatsoever.) I'm honestly not sure, but I refuse to spend any more money on incompatible AC Adapters. I've ruled this out, on either being a DC Jack(internal laptop power jack) issue, or an issue with the battery/adapter itself.In conclusion, I NEED to find an AC Adapter, or Battery if that's the case, for my laptop. Please help! Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!Product Name: HP Pavilion Dv8t-1100 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC

A:HP Notebook Battery/AC Issue

120-W AC adapter 463953-001 Power cord: For use in Canada, Mexico, and the United States 490371-001 http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-5V-120W-Original-AC-Adapter-HP-391174-001-463953-001-579799-001-Power-Sup... How are the adapters you have purchased "not compatible"? What happens when you try to use them?   

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I am getting a new Westinghouse Digital notebook for Christmas. I know because I the techie in the family that had to be sure it worked before sending in the rebate. It comes with a lithium-ion battery. the same technology as the SONY batteries that have exploded in some notebooks. This battery was made by Panasonic not SONY so I feel kinda safe with it.

Does anyone know of battery suppliers that might have a replacement battery using a different technology like NiMH.
 

A:Lithium Ion Notebook battery

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I need a new battery for my laptop and I know how to change it, but I don't know where to buy a replacement. Does anyone know?

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hi 
i am searching for the same pi06 battery for my envy 15 laptop. did you find it anywhere in India?
 

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Can someone say how to maintain battery lifespan? Since my laptop is non removeable battery shall i use in ac adapter? 

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HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab019axSerious issues with battery life since July/August last year (prior to warranty expiration)I have performed HP?s own battery check and it recommends a replacement (42) on 18 month young laptop!!!The screen goes fuzzy, black and freezes after last remote sessionI have had 4 or 5 remote sessions with no improvementLast 2 of those have been in the past 2 weeks after which screen went all fuzzy with blue lines. I had to force reboot  and since then the screen freezes and/or flickers black. Laptop is completely unstable now.I had around 5 hours on battery life and from one day to the next, this changed to about 1Ĺ hoursIn the 18 months I?ve had the laptop I?ve run down the battery frequentlyBattery keeps loosing life even plugged in, currently showing ?65% available plugged in not charging? from its usual 91%HP test says REPLACE battery

A:Pavilion Notebook Battery

Replace the Battery is the only resolution. Take the laptop to the nearest service center. 





I am an HP employee

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my notebook battery stopped taking charge about 4 days ago. i am trying to find out which battery should i purchase as a replacement

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Hey,

I bought a 12 cell HP battery off of ebay (it is not a battery made by HP). Now this is a great battery which lasts me between 5-7 hours.

Now it does last 5-7hours, but I have issues getting the battery to power the computer on.
I first place my 6 cells battery which was made by HP and power on my computer. When the 6 cell is dead, I try to replace it with the 12 cell but the 12 cell won't power the computer on. When I place the AC adapter into my computer, it turns the laptop on. I can take the AC cable out of my computer and the 12 cells keeps the computer powered for 5-7 hours. I can shut my computer off and the 12 cell powers it back on.

The only time the 12 cell can't power my computer on is when the 6 cell is in there previously. What is wrong, and how do I fix this?
 

A:Odd notebook battery issues.

Simply don't use the 6 cell. If you really need a back-up, buy another 12 cell.
 

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This is a new Notebook and the battery goes dead after less than three hours.  I'm wondering if there is a battery upgrade available.

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I have a brand new Compaq Presario 906 Notebook. It's a pretty nice machine...but it fails to accomplish the one thing notebooks should -- run off the battery.

No matter how long I charge the battery using the AC adapter, the meter in the system tray always reads between 15-20%. Also, if I unplug the AC adapter while the notebook is on, the power immediately shuts off. Curiously, I can sometimes turn the power on when the notebook's unplugged, so the battery doesn't appear to be completely useless. Even then, however, it never lasts more than thirty minutes.

Also, is there anything special involved with removing a laptop battery for examination,etc? Or does it just slide out?

Where do I start on this problem? Thanks for the help.
 

A:Notebook Battery Madness

Usually there is a button or a catch that releases the battery and it slides out. A new laptop should not have a defective battery, I would return it or ask for a new battery
 

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Hey all, over the past few months I've been having a little bit of a problem with my Gateway Notebook's Battery. Whenever I plugged it in to be charged, it would only charge after I jiggled the plug which was inside the notebook a little bit. That was ok, but today the problem finally came to a head. After I left it alone to be charged, I came back to it and tried to unplug the adapter from the computer so I could move the notebook, but the plug into the notebook would not come out of the back of the laptop! I don't know what's wrong, but it is impossible for the plug to come out no matter how much force. I really don't know what's going on, but can anyone give me some pointers/guidelines? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

-Marc-
 

A:Notebook Battery Problem

Not uncommon, the early symptoms should have been heeded.

The problem is likely to be a poor/broken connection where the power adapter socket connects to the motherboard. That has now overheated due to the resistance of the joint and high current flowing and welded the plug in.

It needs expert attention, as it is easy to destroy the motherboard at this stage if it is not too late.
 

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Do any of you know what the typical overall battery life for notebooks are?

I'm having an issue with my Sony VAIO notebook that I purchased in 2001 where, despite it being fully charged, it only lasts for about 10-20 minutes off of the AC Adaptor. Must I simply buy a new battery or is there a problem with the notebook itself that requires further attention?

If a new battery is a must, any preferences among you (seeing as how you are all far more knowledgable than I)?
 

A:Notebook Battery Question

Battery life

Battery life per charge obviously various a lot between machines and the sort of usage it has. Around 2 hours should be expected. My Thinkpad does nearly three hours on average.
 

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Hello, my notebook's battery is dead. This is my computer: HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx Entertainment Notebook PCModel #: A1T53UAR The (dead) battery's product number is 633216-541 I found a store that can get me the following product:593550-001 Battery - 9-cell 10.8V 100Wh 3.0Ah MUO9100-CL For HP PAVILION DV7-6000 Series Can I replace my current battery with this one?  Thanks!

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