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08-09-2012 06:54 PM
I am using HP Probook 4530s core i5, it has been 2 months passed since the date i purchased this product. I have noticed these days that whenever i keep my laptop off/shutdown for 24 hours/a complete one day,its battery become discharged upto 5% and when i switch it on for my use it starts charging it. Here i find necessary to tell you that i always use my laptop on AC charger provided by HP,i have never use its battery back-up yet. Please tell me is it a normal behaviour for a battery.
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08-10-2012 03:06 PM
What operating system are you using? You should be able to run a battery test from the Start menu. Here is how:
Running HP Battery Check with HP Support Assistant installed:
- Click Start
- Click HP Support Assistant
- Click Troubleshoot
- Click the Power, Thermal and Mechanical button
- From the Power tab, click HP Battery Check
Running HP Battery Check without HP Support Assistant installed:
- Click Start
- Click All Programs
- Click on the HP Folder
- Then click HP Battery Check
Let me know the results of the battery test. It is better to use the laptop plugged in since most all new batteries are lithium-ion. Lithium batteries are limited to a certain number of full charges before the battery needs replaced. I find it best practice to keep my laptop plugged in as much as possible. When I use it on battery power I do not allow it to deplete past 20%. This is how I keep my batteries lasting as long as possible.
08-13-2012 12:40 PM
A "OK" status basically means that battery is functioning correctly. This link will give you some more information on the battery test: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&
In the HP Support Assistant there should be an option to calibrate the battery. HP recommends to calibrate the battery ever 1 to 2 months. The issue you are having could be the result of the battery calibration being off. You can either calibrate the battery using teh HP Support Assistant, or you can manually calibrate it by using this link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam
Hope this helps!
08-15-2012 09:01 AM
02-10-2013 01:41 PM
My 4530S, Win 7 64-bit, was bought new in Nov 2012 and has a similar intermittent problems with battery and blinking power source LED at jack. Usually it all works correctly and battery test shows "ok", but occasionally it shows "no battery". A few timesth LED blinks and wouldn't show charging at the Win7 battery icon, even with a different AC block. Removing and replacing battery seems to eventually fix it, but not the first time every time. Seems to possibly correlate with a previous BIOS update about December 2012, but timing of BIOS update was not really confirmed since the update came shortly after the pc was purchased. Also experiencing occasional on-board keyboard oddities (maybe shift or shiftlock gets stuck?) that seems to be corrected by repeated tapping shift, shiftlock, and/or control keys repeatedly and/or reboot. I hought maybe needs keyboard cleaning with air can. All these inconsistentancies are very different from my many other successful high end HP laptop experiences. I am fairly technical, but mystified. Is the current consensus of all the forum traffic that this is a 4530s BIOS firmware problem needing HP authorization and return to factory? Or maybe just needs a new BIOS software download (if so, which BIOS version is good?)? Thanks!
03-13-2013 07:02 PM
My battery time is same as before but the health check says about calibrate(21) message . So i have no idea about what this message is and how to solve it if any one who can help me...
03-14-2013 04:09 AM
A new battery did not help. My problem was finally completely fixed with a re-install of my same BIOS version, per HP telephone Tech Support. HP answered promptly and was knowledgeable and helpful. I should have called HP a long time ago, but had incorrectly expected long wait times.
03-15-2013 01:53 PM
Thank you for the update jamnel.
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Also, please note:
Your ProBook is a Business model. Your issue would be best answered on the HP Enterprise Business Community Forum