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Replacing battery HP Pavilion Notebook PC

Q: Replacing battery HP Pavilion Notebook PC

Hello, Since a couple weeks ago, I have noticed my laptop battery capacity has been significantly lower than before. Without charging, the laptop lasts about 1 hour while it used be around 3 hours. I was thinking about to purchase a new battery in case my current suddenly won't be usable anymore. I have searched for a couple of laptop batteries on the internet to find that all of them were either not similar to mine or had different capacities. At the moment I don't know what to buy, I am not planning on replacing my laptop for at least another year and I'm afraid the battery won't last that long. My laptop is an HP Pavilion 17-f040nd and uses the battery that came through the shipment. The battery and laptop are both 2 years old and have been used almost every day. The battery has a voltage of 14,8V and a capacity of 2700 mAp. It'd be nice if someone could tell what battery I should buy to ensure replacement for my current one. Regards,Mats.

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I removed the web camera from my old Pavilion dv4 (the spare part is 650494-001) as this is a high-definition camera.  Can I put it into my new Pavilion Notebook 14 (the spare part in this laptop is 725665-001 but I guess is the same camera but this part includes adhesive and screws)? Thanks

A:replacing web camera in Pavilion Notebook 14

Hi,The part number (650494-001) search in HP part surfer website do not list any of the Pavilion series notebooks in its products list.http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspxRegardsVisruth

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The battery on my HP Stream 13 Notebook needs replacing. I have purchased the part from a website (as I can't seem to find it on the HP website) and I am wondering how I would go about replacing it? Is it as simple as removing the back of the laptop and replacing it, or will I need to take it to a technician? Many thanks.

A:Replacing the battery of the HP Stream 13-c051sa Notebook

Hi,It shouldn't be too difficult to replace the battery on your own. Here is the service manual, look on page 41 of the manual. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04501162 Let me know if you need further help, DavidItaly

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Hi there,I was wondering which battery I need to replace the original battery for my laptop? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:replacing battery for HP Pavilion dv7-3188cl

Hi, Please use part number from the following link:     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=WP586UA As indicated: No longer supplied. You can use part number to buy elsewhere such as:      https://www.amazon.com/Battery-480385-001-Compaq-4400-DENAQ/dp/B0031WRF52 Regards.

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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 1˝ 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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Does anyone know if they make a bigger battery for the HP Pavilion 17-f053us Notebook,I have a 4 cell in here now and it's not that old and I seem like I always have to charge it just like my old Battery. I thought I might reach out and see if anyone knows where I might look.

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I have a HP Pavilion g6- 2399a Notebook PC and I am looking for the compatible battery for the product. As I do not have my original battery, I do not know the product code and cannot seem to find the relevant battery that I would neeed to buy. Does anyone know which battery is compatible with this product on the HP website, and the product number?  

A:Battery- HP Pavilion g6-2399sa Notebook PC

 Hi, http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593126 6 cell, 55-Whr, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery 593554-001 6 cell, 47-Whr, 2.20-Ah Li-ion battery 593553-001

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Hi, I would like to upgrade my battery as it runs out very quickly now. Please would you be able to advise me on which battery to get for a pavilion g6-1327sa laptop and where is best to buy it from. Thank you,Kathryn


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A:HP pavilion g6-1327sa notebook battery

Hi KathrynManual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03094322One of the below ?battery would be enough:6-cell Li-lon, 2.20 Ah, 47 Wh : 593553-0016-cell Li-lon, 2.55 Ah, 55 Wh : 593554-001�https://www.amazon.com/HP-Original-Replacement-HSTNN-LB0W-CB0W-DM4-6FF4220BJWA05D/dp/B0080FF8K4RegardsVisruth

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Hello, Two weeks after my one year warranty was up my laptop started shutting off when the battery was around 30-40%.  I checked the battery using the HP Support Assistant Diagnostic Check and it continues to say the "Primary battery is OK."  I've also noticed that since this started happening the battery won't fully charge.  It only charges to 90-94% then shows "94% available (plugged in, not charging)."  I used to unplug the battery until the battery saver (set at 20%) would turn on then I'd fully charge it and repeat.   I use my laptop for work so I'm usually plugged in 8-14 hours a day for five days a week.  I shut it off every night as well.  Am I missing something or is this the battery life I should get?  Did I use it too much?  I purposefully got a long life battery because for work. I found the article below which sounds similar to my situation and wanted to ask anyway. https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Pavilion-15-notebook-sudden... This is my first HP and I didn't have battery issues like this with any previous laptop doing the same amount of work/usage for at least 2+ years.  Is this the way HP's are?  Am I supposed to expect this type of performance out of my laptop? Thanks for any help/suggestions/words of wisdom.

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We have found that our battery is not charging.  We now need to have the laptop constantly plugged in to make it have power.   Sometimes when we turn the computer on, as it doesnt hold enough power now to go to sleep mode that it has an error message displaying about the battery and needing to do something about it but it always moves to the next screen too quickly for me to understand what the issue is and what to do about it. Can you please point me in the right direction on how we can resolve this issue as it is annoying.  The minute the power chord comes out of the computer, the power is lost. Regards,Kellie Anthony  

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Hi, My battery status shows "0% available(plugged in, not charging)" since a few days and without AC power supply, the laptop does not switch on. The white light keeps blinking when I plug in the AC supply (always now). I have tried the famous solution : "Please perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery icon " After this, the problem still exists. ...I went ahead to check my battery status through HP Support Assistant.The battery status says: Unknown  (93)  Any smart ideas to resolve this? 

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I need a replacement battery 729892-001 for a HP Pavilion TS 11 Notebook.The computer told me so in an error message. Plus my touch screen goes haywire when the battery is in the machine but not when it is removed.The HP website says "This part is restricted and not available for purchase. "Where do I get a new one?Is there a suitable alternative?


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A:I need a battery 729892-001 for a HP Pavilion TS 11 Notebook

Hi, Please try    https://www.amazon.com/HP-729892-001-Battery-Primary-lithium-ion/dp/B00H2Y6WN6 Regards,

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I just need to know which battery is  best for my laptop. I don't want to get the one that is incorrect and will blow out. 

A:Which battery replacement for HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

Hi, Part number fof battery for your machine is: 756743-001. Please bookmark the following link for future references:       http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=J9H81UA As you can see: HP store does not stock that part, please try     https://www.amazon.com/756743-001-battery-Pavilion-756745-001-756480-541/dp/B01AKA08ME Regards.

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I need to purchase a replacement battery for a Pavilion Notebook 15-AB269SA. The code of my faulty battery is 800049-001 but can't find it in the online store. The other code number on the battery is 6EUUB06BB9T373. 

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I have a problem with my HP Pavilion notebook, the notebook is not used frequently and it's just out of warranty. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and I am not sure if that has caused the problem, may be just a coincidence?
The problem is that the battery is on 0% charge and displaying, "0% available plugged in not charging."

Because the battery is on 0%, could this be the problem? I read somewhere that if the battery goes completely flat it will not take a charge from the notebook charging system, is this correct? Or any other ideas would be appreciated to get it working again.

A:HP Pavilion Notebook - Battery 0% - plugged in not charging

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OS: Win7 (64-bit)
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First off, I will say that the main battery I am using is not an HP OEM battery, however, it has been verfied to work and charge correctly in another family member's dv6 notebook.  Furthermore, I have access to an HP OEM battery, from a family member's dv6, with which I have confirmed the same issue.  FYI: I replaced my OEM battery about a year ago with an aftermarket battery when my OEM battery stopped holding a charge.  This happened after before my laptop was 2 years old. 
So, here's a description of the problem.  About a month ago, even though my laptop was plugged in to the AC adapter, the battery stopped charging.  The laptop continued to work until the battery completely ran out of charge.  Once that happened, the laptop shut down, DESPITE still being connected to the AC adapter.  At this point, as long as the battery was installed in my laptop, with the AC adapter still connected, it would not power up.  The only way I could get it to power up was to remove the battery.  Then, it would boot up just fine, but of course, I was now tethered via the AC cord, turning my laptop into a "thin and light desktop".  If I attempted to put the battery back while the computer was on, connected to the AC adapter, it would shut down IMMEDIATELY.  I took ... Read more

A:HP Pavilion dv6-2190us Notebook PC Battery Won't Charge & Wi...

Okay, so the type of battery you have is designed to last approximately 1 year (see link below) it has lots of links to other useful docs too.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00596784 HP & other companies do sell Long life batteries but they cost more.We would ask you to put the unit in our unit and run Battery check which is inside HP Support Assistant, make sure you have the latest version, same for your BIOS Version. You will see there are bunch of tips on how to make your battery last longer, but you really need to start doing them from the start, if your battery is already 1 year old there is a good chance it is low enough on it's capacity to require you buying a new one.You should check out our site, they often have sales, and Batteries would be under accessories.Check out other sites too, compare. Good luck. 

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My notebook is just stopped booting: When I try to boot it by pressing power button  the power indication light flashes white 3 or 4 times. This cannot be because of low power as I was charging the battery overnight, albeit directly. (I was using wire to charge, connect it to universal AC adapter that wont fit in the pc) This may be because the battery took too much voltage from the direct charging, and many of you may be tempted to scream USE AC ADAPTER IDIOT but I don't have it I may have misplaced it. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for any grammatical errors.

A:HP Pavilion Notebook Battery May Be Fried (NO AC ADAPTER AVA...

I think you already figured out what happened. 

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Today I purchased a brand-new HP Pavilion 15-N214TX notebook. When I got home, I unboxed it, inserted the battery, plugged it into the wall, and powered it on for the very first time. I then saw this message:

HP Battery Alert
The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low.
For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.
Primary (internal) Battery (601)
ENTER - Continue Startup
For more information, please visit: www.hp.com\go\techcenter\startup

Windows reports, Plugged in and not charging.

I've removed and re-inserted the battery, gone into the HP Support Assistant application and ran a battery check (only for it to report that it can't find a battery!), and I've ran the pre-boot diagnostics, which also reports that there's no battery inserted. I saw somewhere that you should remove AC power before running the tests. When I pressed the power button while the laptop wasn't plugged into AC, the charging light simply blinked white three times. I could at one point get into the pre-boot diagnostics on battery power, but I still saw the message telling me that no battery was found.

This is a great laptop, it's super fast, software installs quickly, programs open quickly, it shuts down and boots quickly, but this battery issue is a huge letdown. I don't expect this kind of an issue from a brand-new ~$1100 laptop.

Please help!


A:HP Pavilion 15-N214TX Notebook Battery Issues

Perhaps, the manufactures has shipped you faulty battery. Consider placing an RMA order as it's still in warranty.

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i have HP Pavilion 15-p000nx Notebook PC . i have changed the mother board  , and since i have changed it  my pc shows that the battery is plugged in , not chargingcould you help me please ?   

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I bought my hp Pavilion notebook in India. Now I live in the UK. For the last month or so, I've problems with my laptop. Whenever the laptop is on battery, it discharges very quickly. It randomly shuts off (not shut down, just shuts off with a gut wrenching clink of the hard disk) anytime below 50% charge. no notification of low battery or going into hibernation. It may happen in the middle of typing a sentence, or browsing. I ran diagnostics. HP battery check software first showed a "weak battery" result. I was about to order a new battery, when I ran the software again, which now says "primary battery OK". It is very confusing, as even if we agree that the battery has developed a problem, I can't understand why the system is not detecting low battery or putting the computer to hibernate, as per the settings. I've checked drivers - updated. The laptop is just one year and 3-4 months old. Should I replace the battery? Or is it a software error from the new windows 10 upgrade?Any help will be appreciated.Thanks!

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Good day! I would like to ask if somebody here knows the compatible battery for HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook. My battery only runs less than 4 hours now. I want to upgrade the battery to a bigger capacity battery. Also, does anybody here know if there is a compatible dock for the geming notebook? I am always plugging my laptop when playing games. And as far as I know, plugging the laptop consistently for a long time will damage the battery. Thank you!J

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Power cord plugged in to notebook.  Charging light is amber.  Battery is at 87% plugged in and charging.  The mamium charge for the last couple of month is about 86% to 87%

A:HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook battery light amber

Hi MillerDo a hard reset.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768Then uninstall battery driver from device manager after physically removing battery and powering on notebook with AC power alone. -->In Device Manager, expand the Batteries section by clicking the little icon to the left of the word Batteries. Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall. Verify that that's what you want to do. Do not uninstall any other drivers.Then power on system with battery inserted, go to BIOS setup --> reload BIOS to default. Save and continue to loading Windows.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00034791See if has resolved.If not, do a manual calibration of battery. Follow this web document:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00821536RegardsVisruth

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I have a HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC (Product Number F6C70PA#ABG), and since I have upgraded to Windows 10 (current version 10.0.14393) last year I have had nothing but trouble with it. 1) First, when I use the shutdown option in the power menu, the notebook will not turn off; the screen goes black but the fans continue to run, and the Wireless Antenna light goes orange but does not turn off. The power button in the top left also stays lit. The only way to turn the device off properly is to hold the power button down for 5 seconds. 2) But even when I turn the power off by holding down the power button, I have recently discovered that the notebook is still draining power. If it is turned off, and the AC power removed, the battery is completely drained when I next come to try and turn it on. This is despite the fans not running while the power is turned off in this fashion. 3) Also recently, when booted up the notebook takes an excessively long time. After approximately 2-3 minutes from power off, the notebook will display the coastal scene. I press the up key or click my mouse to bring up the login box, but the login box takes another 2-3 minutes to appear. After inputting my password, it takes approximately another 2-3 minutes to finish booting the desktop.  I note that, in an attempt to follow other tech support advice to allow the notebook to shutdown properly (to solve problem 1 above), I have previously turned off the fast boot option.  However, it... Read more

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Hello, For 2-3 weeks my laptop has been turning off with 30-50% battery left.  As soon as it is plugged in, I have no problems. While attempting to turn the computer back on (before I plug it in) the computer usually shuts down before I get to the login screen.  On a few occasions, however, I have succesfully logged in and started my web browser before it shuts down again.  Every time that my computer dips into this margin, it kills all proccesses (unexpected shutdown).  I have tried different power options, but they just delay how long the battery stays above 30-50%. I do not know of any other details.    Thanks for readingIsenfireLDC

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I have an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC, and the battery seemed to be working fine at first, but then it suddenly stopped charging and even when plugged in, it wouldn't charge. Now, its at 0% and removing the charger would obviously force it to shut down, thus forcing me to use it plugged in all the time now. I tried to use my HP Support Assistant to test the HP Battery Check and see the condition of my battery, but the results were a simple big Unknown. I have gotten the warning that my battery has low capacity, and I am not sure on what I should do. My laptop and battery isn't even that old yet. Please help me on this.

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After job I unplug my computer from electricity.Nex day battery are less then 50 % charged.

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Hi, I have a new Windows 8, HP Pavilion 15 Notebook. I just updated my HP Support assistant recently and now cannot do the Battery Check. It says Battery - Unknown Status (93)  ??!  What is that and why can't it access my battery ? I have removed and re-inserted my battery but that made no difference. Also the battery is working and there is no issue with it that I have noticed but why cant I run the test ? I have the latest version of support assistant - installed. How can I fix this issue with the battery check ? Thanks in AdvanceRegards 

A:HP Pavilion 15 Notebook Win8 Battery check Unknown 93 status...

Hi crusader8, I saw your post regarding the problems are you having running the Battery Test in HP Support Assistant. I would start by uninstalling and reinstalling the HP Support Assistant. You can also use your HP Diagnostic Tools to check the battery. Under Component Test there is a Battery Test.  Try that battery test to see if it is seeing it correctly. Thank you,

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Hi there!  Since the battery life of 320S is less than stellar, I tried to find ways of enhancing it beyond the beaten paths. When examining which batteries are compatible to mine, I noticed that besides three two-cell types (7.2V),- 5B10M49825- 5B10M49823- 5B10M49822 (this is the one the laptop came with)three three-cell units (11.4V ) were offered as possible replacements. These are:- 5B10M49826- 5B10M49824- 5B10M49821 My question is:What effect does the change of the battery voltage has on the battery life? Has anybody tried this change and what were the results?I think this strongly depends on how the onboard voltage is generated: A very primitive voltage regulator would simply turn the excess voltage into heat and would have no effect on the battery life.A more sophisticated regulator would detect the incoming voltage and could (the conservation of power applies) turn additional voltage (e.g. 11.4V) into additional current at a lower voltage (e.g. 7.4V), yielding a longer battery life. Can Lenovo say how the onboard voltage regulators will react to an aleviated input voltage ? can the battery life be extended this way?Has anybody already tried this conversion and if so, what was the result? Best regards and thanks in advance,Matthias

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Toshiba Satellite: So after 2 new battery's were installed, only flashing light, will not charge, will not even turn on. When I install the old battery it come on.

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Dear everybody! I'm going to buy more 8GB Crucial ram for my laptop. Currently i have 4GB. So i will have 12GB ram total. So Could anyone give me some advices about this. Is it ok ? Is it compatible with my device ?  Thank you.  

A:HP-Pavilion-17-f100-Notebook-PC-series - HP Pavilion Noteboo...

@0xaddr? Memory Supports the following configurations: ? 12288 MB (8192 MB×1+ 4096 MB×1; not supported on computer models with a 32-bit operating system) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04427554 REO

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Last night when i switched on my laptop i was welcomed by a red cross on my battery icon which says consider your replacing battery I bought the laptop a year ago ,actually 13 months ago but i don't think it is the time to change my battery !

What can i do ?? Can i use my this battery for a period of 6 months more atleast !

A:Battery Problem - Consider replacing your battery

This is apparently a known issue with Windows 7. Some laptops had an older BIOS not made for Windows 7. Some manufacturers have made "patches" available. And some have had luck with the method described in this thread:

"Consider Replacing Your Battery" Issue in Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

Of course, this is assuming the battery isn't indeed in need of replacement. Good luck, let us know if you had success. A Guy

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Just bought a HP Pavilion x 2 Detachable 10-N003NA Notebook which came with W8i as o/s which was not suitable so downloaded the free W 10 which I find very time wasting.I run W7 on my main computer and find it to be excellent for my purpose so is there any way I can replace the W 10 on my notebook with W 7.

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Hi, I just bought 2 laptops today and wanted it to be in Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 10.May I know where to get the Winows 7 drivers?I had tried to search around but I couldn't get Win7 driver.Can you provide me? The laptops I just bought are:HP Pavilion 14-ab175TXHP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab161tx

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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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Hello,I have the following laptop, which I love everything about it; however, seems like the keyboard is damaged and I can't type the following letters on the keyboard:  QWERT or the #'s about these keys.  I wanted to replace the internal laptop with one of these laptops below, but not sure which one will fit my current laptop.  Here is the laptop I presently have:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03484222I presently have two options that are both HP laptops:HP 17-s043CL17.3 Envy Laptopw/ 4gb graphics card---------------------------------------------------HP 15-BA013CL15.6 LaptopWill I be able to completely remote the guts from either one of these laptops and place it inside my original laptop?

A:Replacing guts from one notebook onto another

Hi, None of them will fit. They are 15.6", 17.3" and 14" how can they can swap keyborads around physically ? Please use the following list to get the right part:     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=B5W50UA You can order from HP or try Amazon. Regards.

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This post is in reference to this thread.....
I am replacing the following hard drive for a laptop:

However, i dont know jack about laptop hardware.
Is this IDE, ATA or what?
Are all internal hard drives universal, or are there special ones for special computers.
The laptop is a HP PavilianZE5200.
I was told by the person im fixing this for , that i can ONLY buy from newegg.com (due to him having an account there).
I was wondering what product you direct to me to buy on newegg?
and also give me some information about laptop hard drives.
Thanks for everything, i need this info asap.

A:Replacing Notebook Harddriver, help!

Thats a bog standard 2.5" laptop drive, IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics, as all now are) and its ATA (PATA to be more correct, Parallel ATA, not SATA, which is Serial ATA).

Any standard 2.5" laptop drive should fit just fine.

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I have an old gateway solo 1150 and I have determaned that the keyboard is bad.
I bought a new one and am attempting to replace it. I believe I have all the screws out and got the front part open about an inch and feels like it's stuck on something in the middle. I don't want to pull it apart to hard and break something.
I've done extensive searches on the web including Gateway with no success.
So I'm looking to you guys for some help.

A:Replacing a notebook keyboard

Does the new keyboard work?

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I have a Gateway Solo 5300 with a cracked screen. I bought another Gateway Solo 5300 on ebay and replaced the cracked lcd screen with the new one. The only problem is the colors are wrong. The Welcome to Windows Screen is orange. Could it be the inverter?
Or maybe the back light?

A:Solved: replacing lcd on my notebook

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I tried to install windows onto my laptop. It went through the set up process, but when it got to the install part, I got an error message stating that Windows could not find a HDD installed on my computer. So, thinking something was wrong with the HDD, I bought a new Wester Digital HDD. After installing the new HDD, I again tried installing windows, with the same outcome. Someone has told me that Compaq is bad about putting "blinder" codes in their BIOS to hide the HDD from being overwritten. I called Compaq Tech Support, but because my warranty is out, they wanted an arm and a leg to "help". Is there any truth to this? Does anyone have a solution for this problem?

A:Replacing HDD in Compaq Presario Notebook

If this is a SATA hard drive, you need to install SATA controller drivers at the F6 prompt. Since this procedure needs a floppy drive and you probably don't have one, go into the BIOS and see if you can change the controller from SATA or AHCI mode to IDE mode. If have this option, then Setup should continue.

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Hi, it can't start OS after warranty replacing motherboard. HDD was encrypted (perhaps HP drive encryption, i have the USB flash with a key), so i can't backup my files and reinstall Win X.I tried to boot from WinPE boot DVD and couldn't open drive C:\. The WinPE offered formatting it. Please answer to me, how i can return my files?

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Hi - I have a Gateway EC18 with a very loud fan and wouldn't you know it, the warranty just expired.

So I went to the gateway support site and typed in the serial number and looked at the vendors for parts but no fan is listed.

Where should I look for a replacement fan?


A:Replacing a loud fan on a Gateway notebook

do you think this is what you are looking for?


There isn't any picture, but the model number matches up. I'm not sure how easy it will be to take apart. I have broken down a few laptops and they are complicated. In the mean time, I recommend you get a laptop cooling stand.

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I have an HP/Compaq 15-s104na with 2213 motherboard and F.24 BIOS with a 500GB Toshiba HDD running Win8.1 (OEM).  Also have a Crucial M500 240GB SSD (MU05 firmware) which has been running Win7 in an old Lenovo laptop.  Thought i'd try installing the SSD in the Notebook to speed things up a little. However, although I was able to clone the HDD to the SSD (SSD connected via a USB/SATA bridge), when i installed it in the Notebook it didn't boot.  The BIOS was recognising the Crucial SSD in Boot Options but then failed to boot from it returning 0xc0000225 (required device isn't connected).  Running the HP Recovery Manager from DVD also failed, not surprisingly as DISKPART> LIST DISK didn't show the SSD drive. Out of interest, I then tried a fresh OS install from an MS 8.1 download using a generic key which gave the same result - no disc found. So, I'm guessing there is something incompatible between the Notebook Motherboard and the Crucial SSD.  Running the Crucial SSD compatibility checker tool does return zero compatible solutions, although I didn't think that SSDs required any special SATA drivers.  Looks like I'll be sticking with the existing HDD (which, to be fair, isn't that slow...!)  


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A:HP Notebook 15-s104na : Replacing HDD with Crucial SSD

Update to my previous problem of BIOS not recognising a Crucial M500 SSD. No-one at HP or Crucial was able to provide a solution, but I have now discovered a good workaround in which I have installed the SSD into the optical drive bay, leaving the original HDD in place.  Now the BIOS recognises the SSD and I have done a clean install of Windows 10 onto it as my C drive.  I'm leaving my data on the HDD as my D drive.  Fortunately I do not want an internal optical drive. So, now I have the performance benefits of an SSD whilst also having plenty of data storage space! Hope this may help others avoid hours of frustration... 

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I have a HP Notebook with a 60G hard drive I want to replace it with a 120G which I have already bought.
The HP has the normal NTFS drive C patition and a FAT32 Recover Patition.
How can I best image the data from both patitions on the new drive??


A:Replacing a HP Notebook Hard drive

Not easily, I'm afraid, since you can only connect one drive at a time.

The easiest would be to buy an external USB enclosure for your new drive and then use a cloning tool to clone the old to the new. A recent user used XXClone running from Windows successfully.

The other method involves buying 2 adapters for the drives and connecting them to a desktop for the cloning process.

The enclosure could be used for your old drive as a backup and storage place after the cloning is finished, so that seems the logical best idea.

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
Drive Image XML
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

Commercial Apps:

O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
Farstone Drive Clone (Drive image, snapshots, file/folder backups.)
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup

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This conversation is a continuation from
Part 10.

If you have not already done so,
please review the

troubleshoot battery problems article and the

consider replacing your battery article. For tips to conserve battery power please review the
Conserving battery power article.

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I asked you guys about a diagnosis of a bad motherboard in an HP pavilion. We were all pretty much in agreement about the bad board. Well, I bought a new one and now comes the task of replacing it. Is it difficult? (I am e-literate) How much should I pay to have it done? Any help would be FAB!

A:replacing motherboard on HP pavilion

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Hi all,

I've attached a picture of the display on a Sony VAIO model PCG-5J1L.
The laptop is fully functional, apart from the screen. This is what it shows after Windows finishes loading.

Is this a case of clear-cut "sure, you need to replace p/n xyz and voila" or a more complex case of "this could be one of several things" ?


A:Dead VAIO notebook display. What needs replacing?

Since the screen is lit up i dont think its the ribbon cable, backlights, or inverter. So im thinking graphics, chipset, or video drivers are corrupted or the video card has gone bad.to get a proper diagnosis i would take it somewhere and then you will know what failed or what needs replaced and go from there.

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