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Laptop Battery Not Charging


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Hello. I have an HP laptop. It's about four years old. Lately, the battery won't charge. Any tips on how to fix this?

 

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

Batteries seldom last more than 4 years. Maybe time for a new battery. You could try this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx62t6qZ34U



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:39 PM

thanks!



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:41 PM

Hey, first I'd say test if it's the battery or the charger.

Take the battery out if you can then plug the charger in. If the laptop turns on and runs then it may be your battery. If it doesn't turn on its the charger :)

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

HP has a battery test for its laptops.  You should be able to go to the support page for your model and download it.  It doesn't take that long to run and will give you a status on your battery.  The one I have is SP56849, I don't know if it applies to all models or not.

 

If the battery passes the test you can try calibrating the battery.  There may be a calibration in the BIOS or it may be software you need to download from HP.

 

You can also try removing AC power and the battery and holding down the power button for 10 seconds and reassembling.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:07 PM

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:38 PM

Ran the HP battery check. It said battery not detected. Restart and try again. I restarted and got the same result. My hunch is that the battery is dead!



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:18 AM

It may be the battery, or it may be debris in the battery connector, possibly the system board.  Without another battery to test with you're not going to know.






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