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"Red Cross" on Power Icon + Shutdown when AC Power removed.

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#1 Chronix3


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:46 PM

Hey Guys,

I removed the AC Power cable for a split second (battery was 100% at the time) and my computer just shutdown.
I replugged and rebooted and now I've got a "red cross" next to the power icon in my system tray (see attached image)

If I put the mouse over it - it just says "Fully Charged 100%" and shows my current power plan; which is "high performance" and been using it since I got the laptop.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on my HP Pavilion DV5.
Computer's about a year old now.
I've update all my drivers and checked Device manager and there are no errors/warnings for anything battery related.

Any suggestions on how to get this fixed or what the problem might be?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:55 PM

Your laptop is not detecting your battery. Try removing the battery, and putting it back in.

You might have to buy a new battery.

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