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02-28-2010 10:51 AM
When I plug the power cord into my laptop, the battery either does not charge, or charges on and off for about a second each time.
- I am 100% sure it is not the power cord, because a light in port on the laptop lights up even when the battery is out, leading me to believe that power is definitely getting to the laptop, but something inside the laptop is disconnected or else the outlet where I plug the cord into the computer is bent or something.
- I cannot turn on the computer with the battery out and the power cord plugged in. It might turn on for a few seconds then turn off.
- Taking out the battery and putting it back in does not help.
- Jostling the plug rarely helps, and the most that happens is the charging light flashes on and off.
- It is no longer under warranty (I have had the laptop for about 2 1/2 years).
I heard from a friend that HP laptops sometimes have this problem. Does anyone know how I can fix it??? I would rather not send it to HP for maintenance. It would take waaay too long. And I'm already mad that they (purposefully?) engineered the laptop so the fan is nearly impossible to get to, even though the fan clogging up is the first problem on any laptop. It is my only computer and it is extremely important that I am able to use it for school.
Any insight would be VERY helpful. Thanks!
03-01-2010 05:52 AM
Hi, I have had similar problems. I got a replacement battery from an internet supplier ( genuine HP replacement delivered in days) and problem was resolved.
Could just be your battery has worn out. A lot depends on how it's used and charged.
06-10-2010 11:15 PM
I have the exatcly same problem. I am sure that it is neither battary or AC adapter as I have bought both new to fix this issue but problem remains same.
It gives me a impression that within the laptop (mother board or power connector) has the issues which does not give the power to the laptop to work , nor it gives to battary to charge.
Let me mention that when I bought a new battary, my laptop worked for 4-5 hours till the charge ran out from the battary and now again I am landed up to the same problem.
any body who has come across this problem and got it fixed , it will be really great if you can share your experience.
Thanks in advance.
06-11-2010 02:08 PM
I have HP Pavillion DV4t model and i also have exactly the same problem. I have additional battery and adapter as well which are also working fine. The problem seems to be with charging point. It seems battery doesnt get charged. when i charge it via my friend's HP laptop and i connect again, it works fine till battery's charge goes out. if with AC power on, battery shows slowly reducing the charge.
Did you got any solution to your problem. Mine is just 15 months old. unfortunately it seems HP has only one year warranty so i also dont want to send to HP
09-09-2010 05:49 AM
I have the same problem. The problem is with the power jack. The place you plug the computer into. To replace it you have to dismantle the whole computer as it is attached to the mother board. I tried to just replace the power jack but could not get it off so I replace the unit it was attached to. I didn't buy a new one and unfortunately it does not work right. I have to wedge the part in. A new one costs around $80 dollars.
07-19-2011 08:11 AM
Hello! As an owner of an old (3 years) HP Pavillion dv 6500 with the same battery issue and soon to buy a new battery, I really look forward to your update on your idea. also, for the person who stated taht the fix is to change the connector piece in the laptop, can a basic PC shop do this?