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#1 ddibowski

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:50 PM

I have an HP Compaq nc6400 running Windows 7.  The battery shows Fully Charged (100%).  When I try to use it without the AC power it runs for less than a minute and shuts down. 

 

I did find the Power Options and changed the Critical Battery Level and Low Battery Level.  They were 98 and 99 percent respectively.  I changed them to 10 and 20 percent respectively but that did not have any affect. 

 

In Devices, Battery -  I had two Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery entries.  Something I read told me there would be three entries under Batteries, one of them the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.  I uninstalled both of them.  When I restarted the computer the two entries were back. 

 

I suspect the battery is shot and I don't have another to try.  I just want to know if there is anything else I can try before I buy another battery.  It just puzzles me that it shows 100% rather than a red x through the battery.

 

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 03:17 PM

No way to borrow one from a local computer shop/store?  And, test right there in the place?


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:44 PM

Yeah I don't have a working relationship with anyone near me.  I was just hoping someone might be able to explain why it shows as a "100%".

 

Seems like if it turns out to not be the battery then I am obligated to let them fix it. 



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:42 PM

Any more ideas on this?






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