HP/Compaq :: My Battery In Mynotebook WON'T CHARGE- Dv9000
Aug 7, 2009
it's a dv9000.. 17" so i don't lug it around that much... it's usually plugged in so i don't drain the battery or anything often at all.. but i noticed earlier this week.. that when i did happen to use it while unplugged, when i plug it back in the taskbar icon shows that it is not charging back up again! right now it's at 44% and for the past few days has not changed at all.. i've restarted, etc.. is this a problem with my battery? a problem w/vista? something i can manually configure/fix?
I read a subject about downgrading vista to XP here which is quite helpful and the bewlow link is the subject, but I think this sort of downgrade does not have a straightforward process to do it and get rid of all the frustration you will face, therefore; you always get a problem which is different from some one else.
DV2799ea - How to install XP and all drivers (Yes it is possible)
I have followed the above link and managed to almost install winXP but not completely yet, I have managed to to install the SATA drive from a USB floppy disk just to enable me to go ahead installing the XP, but during the xp installation process it also asks for the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver which I have it and have all the necessary drivers, and this is where I have been stacked because I don't know how to instal this driver, because obviously it's not possible to use flopy disk to load this driver as it's more than a few MBs, I put it on a USB flash drive and it did not detect it, I even copied it into a blank disk and inserted it into the CD ROM, but still does not pull it and detects nothing, so I don't really know how to load this drive and the rest of the drives, because it does not give me any other options apart from F3=QUITE ENTER=CONTINUE.
My dv5t won't take a charge. The charge indicator light does not come on and the battery charge indicator graphic in windows doesn't show it is charging (plus the AC adapter isn't getting warm). My laptop is now out of charge and I have no way to use it. I think the connector at the PC end might be loose or something, but perhaps it is just the AC charge adapter.
The reason I say the conenctor at the laptop end might be loose it because I can wiggle the charging plug around in the socket quite a bit when it is plugged into the laptop power socket (the round socket at the rear of the right side). Sometimes the charge plug has weight on it when in my lap since the darn things sticks out so much, and I am wondering if I have caused the socket to malfunction internally (loose lead or something?).
I just bought a HP netbook for my sister for christmas and we got it all set up today fine. Only problem is that the battery (it's the extended battery - not sure how many cells) just will not charge. It has been plugged in all day so far today and it still reads as 0%, and when you unplug it, the computer will just die (because no battery power).
Granted the unit WAS an "open box" when I bought it so perhaps this is the reason it was originally returned, even though the unit looked brand new. What can I do to resolve this problem other?
I have replaced the battery. A computer repairperson has had me run the battery down and then charge it completely before I turn the computer on again. That would work sometimes. It would sometimes recharge if I unplugged it, shut off the computer, took the battery out, then replaced the battery and plugged it into the power cord. The computer had sometimes run on the power cord other times it would continue to run on the battery when it was plugged into the power cord. The computer battery has run down, even though plugged into the power cord. It will not recognize the power cord and charge. I have put the old battery into the computer and turned it on, so I know the computer will work with power. It does not charge the old battery either. I left the battery out for about 12 hours, replaced it, plugged it in and it still doesn't charge. There is not enough power in the battery to turn the computer on at this time. I would like to be able to charge it long enough to be able to get any files off the computer that haven't been backed up.
I recently was given an HP dv2125nr laptop that needed a new motherboard. I purchased a new one and replaced it and the laptop was up and running. I was happy and figured that I had just salvaged a decent laptop.
When I first turned it on I noticed it wouldn't run off battery power but thought, no big deal it just needs charged. That turned out to not be the case. I went about reinstalling the operating system using the recovery partition and didn't give much thought to running it on battery til I noticed that the power icon said "On AC Power, Charging" It didn't give me a percentage however, and when I double clicked to inpect further I noticed that the battery icon under battery #1 had an X through it, and it also said "Total Battery Power remaining: Unknown".
At this point I updated the BIOS because I had seen a few forum topics that suggested this, I also made sure I had the most up to date drivers off HP's site for all hardware. Another step I took was to uninstall the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" then scan for hardware changes and let Windows reinstall it. None of this worked.
I then assumed I had a bad battery on my hands, I ordered another one (not an HP, a cheaper one) and when it came I plugged it in overnight to charge and after about 12 hours turned the laptop back on to see if I had a fully charged battery, I did not!
It was acting in exactly the same way the original battery had acted. The only difference that I could notice was, that on one of my many reboots the icon under battery #1 in the Power Meter window only had a single red slash through it, instead of a red X.
Things I have tried:
1. Updated BIOS 2. Updated all drivers 3. Fresh install of Windows XP (again after the original recovery install) 4. Unistalling the "ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" in Device Manager. 5. Ran HP Battery Check Utility, has a divide by zero exception upon startup, then says no battery is present. 6. Booting directly to BIOS and allowing it a chance to charge overnight. 7. Swapping both batteries (no difference). 8. Taking back apart casing to make sure there were no loose wires.
My only thought next would be that either both batteries are bad (seems unlikely) or that there is a problem with the new motherboard. The motherboard being bad would surprise me, as it is able to run just fine without using battery power.
I've read that the best way to prolong the life of a notebook battery is to take out the battery and store it at 40% charge. However, I like to keep my battery plugged-in as a backup power source. Is there anyway to make my laptop stop charging the battery at around 40%? That way I can extend the life of my battery while still having protection against a power outage.
System specs: HP DV7T-2000 Core 2 Duo P7450 4Gb RAM ATI Radeon 4650 320Gb HD
I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that will not power up. Fans and drives don't spin up. The odd thing is it will charge the battery when hooked up to the power supply. The orange lightning bolt is solid until it is fully charged then it blinks. I have a second power supply and I get the same result.
The laptop does nothing when I remove the battery and try to run in directly on the power supply. I have re-seated the memory, hard drive, DVD drive, WiFi, keyboard, touchpad, monitor, audio board and replaced the power button board.
I also checked the power level going all the way to the processor and all is well.
i have a compaq presario c500 i have a problem that it wont charge and it wont run without the battery ...i know its not the charger and not the battery at fault as i have two of the same laptops and tried both parts from the other laptop with no sucess . is it more likely to be the motherboard or the actual mains plug on the laptop ....when i plug the adapter into the laptop it shows a charge light on front and the battery icon on screen shows as charging but it still dies the only way to get round it is it to charge it in my girlfriends laptop then put the battery back in mine ...is there any setting in the bios that would change how its charged
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. The 6-cell battery that came with it stopped holding its charge, so I bought a new 9-cell battery. Now that one won't hold a charge. I figured it must be the cord, so I bought a new one. It still won't hold a charge. When I run my mouse over the battery icon, it says XX% (currently 37%) available (plugged in, not charging). I know just enough about computers to be dangerous, but not enough to figure out what is wrong. Can anyone help me trouble shoot?
I have just purchased a new acer aspire and when I plug in the ac the computer starts to beep every few seconds. the message i get is the battery is attached but not charging. The laptop runs fine off the ac without the battery, but when the battery is in ,it beeps and does not charge?
i've had my Z for for a couple weeks now. previously i had a vaio FW which has been used for a good year or so. by now, the battery on my FW is pretty much useless because it cannot hold enough charge to keep the laptop running for 10 min without the charger being plugged in. however, i notice that my brand new Z isnt able to hold the charge 100% either. this was the case for my FW as well, and it progressively got worse to the point where, as mentioned, i couldnt run it without it plugged in. what's can i do about this? i'm trying to prevent this from happening to my Z since i will most definitely need it to run on battery life for a couple of hours during classes. when using my Z at home, i normally keep it plugged in (it have not let it reach 0% battery life yet). i've been keeping it plugged in even when it is off..that is the only way i see 100% battery life upon start up. if i leave it unplugged, when starting up, it will only display 96-98%. the longer i leave it unplugged, the lower the charge is when i start it up again (after about 8 hours unplugged and shut off, it'll show 92% at start up).
A while back I booted up the notebook and my battery light began blinking rapidly. The battery icon says the battery was at 100%, but it wont run or start up on the battery alone. I took this as being a battery issue and I've just been running it of the wall.
Just recently I bought a new battery and it ran off the new battery, which still had some juice (about 40%). I plugged the charger in and to my dissmay, watched the battery level decrease. So i'm thinking this is more of a laptop issue and not a battery issue....
I bought this laptop a couple months ago and since i got it, the battery has just not charged. it just says "plugged in, not charging" i tried another power cable and it charged for 30 seconds then stopped charging but it still said "plugged in, charging" even though it wasn't charging.
This seems to happen fairly often. Yesterday I had my computer on standby and plugged into the mains for several hours in the afternoon. I turned it on, shut it down (without looking at the battery status) and went somewhere and when I turned it back on the charge was at 6%.
Today I was using the laptop and the charge was at 70%, I shut the computer down and put it in my bag. Turned it on again in a couple of hours and the battery again is at 6%.
My initial thoughts were that I had a battery issue the Ion battery. So I went to dell and purchased a new battery 2 weeks ago. Plugged that guy in and my theory was a bust.
Next, I turned to the ac adapter and decided it must be the problem. Back to dell to drop some more $$$ - just arrived and...well, let's just say I wouldn't be writing to this post if that solved my problem. I have surfed through various other posting will no avail.
The laptop can run fine on just the ac power - just no juice is getting to the battery to recharge it. I went into the BIOS set-up and it stated that it did not recognize the ac adapter -
can't figure why that may be the case, but none of the less I've got nothing but Dell products here - no knock-offs. Any suggestions or theories? I just can't believe I could have a bad motherboard here - the laptop works great otherwise.
The laptop about one month ago had the power jack smashed (cable was stepped on) someone plugged the cable back in, in doing so the main power pin (surrounding the center pin) was bent over so it now made contact with the (data) pin that tels the laptop what power supply is connected and if it is a genuine Dell.
This in turn shorted out the circuitry in the laptop that can read this 'data' line.
So no matter what power supply I use the laptop will always state that the wrong adapter is connected and will not charge. (strange also is the PCMCIA slot has no power. Everything thing else works.
What I have tried,
Tried my battery in another D600 (charged and ran no problem (my laptop would run from the battery but still no PCMCIA power.
Tried my charger on another D600 worked fine so the data pin is fine on it. Tried another charger on my laptop same problem.
I already fixed the power port.
Last I tried the laptop in a Docking station and same problem (wrong adapter type) This is fed through the bottom of the laptop not the power jack.
So this tells me the problem lies in the logic circuit on the main board.
Is there a simply surface mount fuse that may have blown? or am I looking at a bad IC.