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Battery Being Drained on HP550 Pavilion


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#1 maximumrock

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:28 PM

I have a HP 550 Pavilion laptop (running VISTA) that is about 11 months old.. For some reason, the last 3 weeks.....The battery has been getting drained super fast... it used to last me a good 1hr and 45 mins or so.....depending on what i was doing.. now i have to leave it plugged in all the time.. It goes from 100% to like 30% within 10-20 mins.....

I have scanned my laptop with Malwarebtyes, SuperAntispyware, Trend Micro Antivirus and Hijackthis.. And i am not finding any bad stuff that might be eating the PCU.. The PCU does seem pretty high when i am running firefox.. ..Now i have it at 100% and it says 23 min remaining..

Do any of you think this is a bad battery issue, or something else? I have 5 weeks left on this warranty, so i would like to get this handled before then..

Open to any ideas or suggestions..

Thanks guys!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:59 PM

Strange as it seems, batteries lose a lot of the Lithium ion over time and don't hold a charge as long.

Using devices such as USB devices put a drain on laptop batteries as well.

The way a rechargeable battery is charged and discharged has a lot to do with how long it holds a charge and how long it lasts.

I looked up Pavilion 550 and it comes back as a desktop PC not a laptop, not sure why that is, did you post the correct information?
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:16 PM

Strange as it seems, batteries lose a lot of the Lithium ion over time and don't hold a charge as long.

Using devices such as USB devices put a drain on laptop batteries as well.

The way a rechargeable battery is charged and discharged has a lot to do with how long it holds a charge and how long it lasts.

I looked up Pavilion 550 and it comes back as a desktop PC not a laptop, not sure why that is, did you post the correct information?



im sorry, i thought it was a pavilion. my mistake.. its just an HP550.. I bought it off Tigerdirect.com last august. below is an image of its details.. except, i put in extra ram last year making it 3GB.. thanks for the quick reply........

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:22 PM

Okay thanks for making the correction, now we can get on the right track.

You're welcome for the quick reply, give me a few minutes to do some quick research.

Kind regards.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:28 PM

First a link to the support pages to your laptop.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...amp;y=4&x=8

Here's another support link.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...eriesId=3764998

Be back shortly......

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

Here is my suggested advice, go to the link below and enter the correct information in the boxes provided, then check for a new battery for your device and order one.

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/default....27A1B5A36AB5883

Best of luck to you as I believe your battery has exhausted its full potential. It happens with rechargeable batteries.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

Okay thanks for making the correction, now we can get on the right track.

You're welcome for the quick reply, give me a few minutes to do some quick research.

Kind regards.

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Here is my suggested advice, go to the link below and enter the correct information in the boxes provided, then check for a new battery for your device and order one.

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/default....27A1B5A36AB5883

Best of luck to you as I believe your battery has exhausted its full potential. It happens with rechargeable batteries.


thanks again man!! i ended up goin to that link...and actually called them while i was doing it.. and since it was still under the warranty (5 weeks remaining)they replaced my battery for free .. will arrive on tuesday! so thats good news! :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:29 PM

they replaced my battery for free .. will arrive on tuesday! so thats good news! :flowers:


Yes that is good news, can't complain about free services like that.

I am glad everything has worked out in your favor.

Happy computing! :thumbsup:

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