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08-01-2011 06:49 PM - edited 08-01-2011 06:56 PM
Hi, i own the HP G61-306NR
my battery icon has a red X on it when its charging and when its not charging. when i take it off charge the battery life is very short even when it says its been charged to 100%. also when i hover over the icon it says "consider replacing battery".This has happened before and all i did was shut it down or restart it and it would go away. I've done both of those things and this time it wont go away. please help.
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08-01-2011 07:13 PM
It sounds like you may need to replace the battery. You could try downloading and running the stand-alone battery utility on the link below to confirm this.
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03-08-2012 10:38 AM
I have the exact same problem that is listed above. However, it seems really odd to me that I should have to replace my battery after only 2 years of use. Especially considering that I've had laptops for up to 6 years that have not needed new batteries. I also have 2 other HP laptops that are over 4 years old and still don't need new batteries. It seems to me that this would be a manufacturer's defect and not the consumer's responsibility.
04-18-2012 09:06 PM
I purchased 5 of these computers. 2 years later, all of the batteries are failing, and 2 of the keyboards are falling apart, and the adapters are almost useless.. what the heck is HP producing? my last laptop at least lasted 4 years before falling apart.
Sooooo dissapointed. Wish HP would stand by its products. no wonder the MacBook Air is making big waves.
08-31-2012 03:31 AM
I have seen some trouble reports about the Hp G61 battery, that only confirm my suspicion: the battrey check on this machine is doubtful, and the battery is not charged well, even if you replace the battery by a new one. is there maybe a problem with the charger in the laptop. it seems to me the problem starts somehow with a faulty charger and is irreversable. My new battrey lasted less then 2 weeks, it keeps my Hp running less then 5 minutes now.
08-31-2012 03:45 AM
After replacing my battrery on HP G61 the problem reoccurred very soon, the indicator shows a slow decrease of the charge for the first minutes and then it drops quickly to 25 % and sudenly the PC stopsdead.I think the problem is not originated by the battrey but in the charging device.
in fact I can only use the laptop for less then 5 minutes on battrey power. It won't even start windows and outlook in time to write a short email.