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02-01-2012 08:35 PM
I have a 4 year old HP DV5T laptop and am currently experiencing a number of power/battery problems simultaneously.
1) The computer says it is "plugged in, not charging" and the power light is flashing constantly. This happens almost all the time, with the power light very occasionally staying on solid (usually when the computer is shut down, unplugged and then first plugged in).
2) At times over the past couple days, the power indicator sometimes showed a healthy amouth of battery - 85%+ - while at other times it showed 0% battery. Nothing in the middle. It has given no indication that it was charging at any point. For example, right now it has been plugged in for 30 minutes but hasn't moved from 0% (light has been flashing the entire time).
3) Regardless of what the power indicator says in terms of percentage remaining, if I unplug the AC adapter the computer shuts down instantly. Even if it says it has 85%+ power.
When I turned it on the other day, I got a brief notice saying that my battery had insufficient power stored. It was on the screen prior to boot up for a few seconds then was gone.
Any suggestions on how to deal with this? Appreciate the support.
02-02-2012 03:29 AM
Since computer is 4 years old, i presume battery has bnot been changed till date hence causing all these issues.
I guess, its time for you to get the notebook battery replaced. for more information on battery visit here.
hope it helps
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02-02-2012 05:19 AM
Given what I'm seeing - the blinking light, the "plugged in, not charging," etc - does this seem like a dead battery, or another issue more related to hardware management? Would rather not jump into a new battery if I can avoid it.