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ArkAnth_092
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HP Pavilion DV4t-1200

Why my HP Pavilion DV4t-1200 always power off after several minutes even my battery is 100% charged! i removed its battery and use only the charger and it works fine! Can you help me with this one!

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erico
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Re: my HP Pavilion DV4t-1200 always power off after several minutes even my battery is 100% charged!

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 Enter the BIOS and choose the Diagnostics tab.

 

Run the Primary Hard disk test. Post the results here.

 

The result should tell you if your battery needs to be replaced. Normally a battery will last two to three years with proper use, but sometimes that is not the case.   

 

Dv4t-Intel.jpg

 

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erico

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Huffer
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The most likely thing is that the battery is dead. How old is it? Batteries exhibit different behavior as they age and one thing that can happen is they still show 100% charge but just don't last very long any more.
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erico
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Re: HP Pavilion DV4t-1200


Huffer wrote:
The most likely thing is that the battery is dead. How old is it? Batteries exhibit different behavior as they age and one thing that can happen is they still show 100% charge but just don't last very long any more.

A laptop's 100% full charge is relative to the full charge capacity remaining in a battery during its service life. That is why a battery calibration which makes 100% full charge relate to the actual capacity is part of the Tune-up application in the HP Support Assistant. 

 

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erico.

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Huffer
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Yeah but most people don't calibrate so after a couple years 100% can be 100% of five minutes. Based on the model number this User's laptop is close to the age where a nearly dead battery is a real likelihood. Also just curious how a hard drive self-test is going to tell much about the battery. Did you mean to post a screen shot on how to run a battery calibration?
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Re: HP Pavilion DV4t-1200

No.
Considering the age of the notebook and original battery I figured a primary battery test test would suffice.
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Re: HP Pavilion DV4t-1200

Eric the screen shot you posted is a primary hard drive test. I know what you mean but I think it might be confusing to the User.

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Re: HP Pavilion DV4t-1200

This HP document  explains the process of testing and battery calibration.

 

@ Steve

The next time you feel something is missing in one of my posts or anyone else's  and  you feel comfortable contributing that missing element,  feel free to contribute to the thread.  It helps when we all work together as a team.

 

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erico

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Re: HP Pavilion DV4t-1200

I wanted to supply the screen shot but was in a place where I did not have the ability to do so and therefore just tried to point out that it was a hdd test. I knew you would fix it.

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