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Is there a stylus-pen compatible with the HP Envy x360 m6-aq103dx?

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 I actually have two questions, but could only fit one in the subject bar. The first being: is there any stylus-pen that is compatible with the HP Envy x360 m6-aq100 series? I have an HP Envy x360 m6-aq103dx and have had no luck finding a pen that will help me create precise blueprints for an architecture class. It is difficult to make small lines and shapes with a passive stylus. My second question is: What should I do about a short battery life? My computer battery dies very quickly, about 30-45 minutes after turning it on. The hidden battery icon will say, for example, that I have 2 hours left, and the computer will die within 30 minutes. It seems like I am always rushing so that I can complete several classes worth of homework before it dies, or I am constantly near the charger.

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Nice little computer - Product introduced Oct-2016


Product Homepage:

HP ENVY x360 - m6-aq103dx


I am the messenger of all things disappointing, today.  I am sorry for that.  


  • No stylus support for this model.  Nada, zip.  Rats.


  • Battery likely needs to be replaced.  First, you can try calibration and the component testing (which does not "fix" anything but might help you determine just what is going on with the battery).  Lots of details are included later in this message - take the time to at least read the important information regarding the battery Recall program.  Thanks.






Active Stylus - Compatibility Document

Search the document for a compatible stylus and find additional information about stylus support.

Open document: HP PCs - Touchscreen Compatibility with Pen and Stylus

  • If there is an HP Active Stylus available for your model, it should be included in the document.
  • If you are unsure of the model series, click open the appropriate category (Consumer or Business class systems), peruse the list to find supported models.
  • Pen(s) compatible with your computer are marked with a “check mark” to the right of your computer model, in the column(s) under the Pen name / description(s).
  • Additional information can sometimes be found in Advisory Documents for your computer.
  • The document is updated as new information becomes available.
  • Take the time to read the compatibility document – sometimes your questions will be answered.



How to Search the Compatibility Document 

  • Open the document in your browser
  • Click open both (all) categories (business and consumer) to expand the lists
  • Examine the lists to find a match to your computer model
  • Product Name contain an “m”? Consider this to be the same as the model with no “m”.
    • Example: HP Envy x360 15m-bp011dx is the same (and uses the same stylus) as HP Envy x360 15-bp011dx
  • Use CTRL-F to open the website search bar – type in the model type of your computer, leaving off the “HP” prefix and stopping just before OR just after the “dash” in the name. “Less is better”.
    • Example: Spectre x360 15-   or   Spectre x360  or  even just Envy x360 (no size designator)
  • If a match is found, examine the results to determine if there is a pen for your model group
    • Example: At this writing, matches for Spectre x360 15 include model groups: Spectre x360 15-ap0xx, Spectre x360 15-bl0xx
  • What about the “X*” notation in the Tilt Pen column? The pen is compatible.  Models marked with the asterisk have not been tested and may – or may not - provide full functionality.
  • What about “xx0xx” as compared to “xx1xx”? Frequently these are both the “same” (both support the same pen). 
    • Example: Envy x360 15-bq0xx is the same as Envy x360 15-bq1xx
    • If you are not sure, ask. (Know that response times vary widely – our community does not have access to the information and we, too, must ask to receive additional information.)



Not all pens require drivers (software).  For those that do, the drivers might be found in the Website Support pages for your computer.


Open Support Home

Enter the name of your device

Select category Software, Drivers & Firmware

Open All > Peruse the list > Select, download, save, install Updates for "Pen"






Things that are the Battery


What is included:

  • What you need to know (battery Recallprogram, for example),
  • What you can try (component testing, for example),
  • What you can do (options):  Purchase and Replacement options...



If the battery is bloated, there is no fix except to remove and replace the battery.




  1. Read important information about battery recall.
  2. If your battery is impacted, follow the instructions to contact HP.



If your battery is not impacted by the recall:

  1. Read Information and Run component tests on battery / AC adapter (charger).
  2. If necessary, purchase and install a replacement battery 



Recalls and Advisories


Product Recalls – Please READ

Open:  HP Replacement programs and product recalls



Important Update: Expansion of the Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Program for HP Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations announced in January 2018 – Additional Batteries Affected


HP urges customers to recheck all potentially affected products


In cooperation with various government regulatory agencies HP has announced an expansion of its worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries announced in January 2018. The potentially affected batteries may have been shipped with certain HP notebook computers and mobile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through April 2018.


The batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers.  It is essential that you check or recheck your battery, even if you did so previously and were informed that it was not affected.

HP’s primary concern is for the safety of our customers. Because these batteries pose a fire and burn hazard, it is essential to visit the HP Battery Recall website at as soon as possible and check your battery.




August 2019 Expansion of the 2018 HP Notebook Computer and Mobile Workstation Battery Safety Recall ...


Partial Excerpt from the August 2019 Expansion Notification:
In August 2019, HP expanded its worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries which was announced in January 2018 and expanded in January 2019.


HP Support Community



Please Note:

Recalls - Devices / components eligible for Recall replacement are not subject to warranty status.


HP – Replacement and Product Recalls - Latest Information

 HP Replacement programs and product recalls


From HP - Important Information

 Battery Safety Mode


"Fat" Battery / Bloated Battery / Swollen Battery


  • If the battery is in a swollen or bloated condition, the battery must be removed from the computer and replaced.
  • There are no other remedies, tests, or useful options.


HP EliteBook/ProBook/Zbook Workstations - Notebook PCs - Swelling or Deformation of Notebook Battery


Warranty Check – Contact HP


If the battery is failing (or has failed) and the computer is within the Warranty Period, contact HP Technical Support.

 “Everywhere” Contact Information - HP Technical Support

Open >  HP World-Wide Support

 Select your region and follow the prompts


Where to Find Additional Information about your device

Check your computer’s Website Support for important advisories and bulletins

Category "Bulletins and Advisories" (wording may vary)


Warranty Check


       NOTE:  If the single-system-check fails to find your device, use the "multiple devices" method to

check single or multiple devices.


  • If necessary, Select your Country on the main website page
  • Scroll down > To the right of Check multiple warranties, Click Continue
  • Enter the Serial Number and Country for one or more devices / systems to be checked
  • Check the box to verify you are "Not a robot"
  • Click Submit (at bottom of list entries)
  • When the page opens, Click View Details


NOTE: The online database results do not impact the actual contract.




Information / Tests


HP Community thread on the subject

Accepted Solution - Battery won't Charge or Battery won't Hold a Charge


Article that explains Smart Battery Technology  

Battery use and care, how batteries perform over time, and expected battery life

How to: Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technology


Battery will not charge when system is warm to hot

If the “not charging” issue is (only) apparent when the system is running hot (or near that point), the battery and charge system are likely overheated as well – the charge system will resume operation when the computer cools down.  Short Version:  An overheated battery / computer / charging-system will not charge the battery – this is normal behavior.



Battery seems “stuck” in a particular charge setting         

The battery might be OK and just need calibration (balance / set).


The steps to check / calibrate / replace the battery are included in this document:

HP Notebook PCs - HP Battery Alert Appears Before Windows Starts


And / Or


Document includes information and link for testing the hardware using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) (preferred method) and / or using the HP Support Assistant to test the battery.

>>>  Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)    <<<


Tips for extending / improving battery service

Microsoft - Battery saving tips

HP Notebook PCs - Improving Battery Performance (Windows)


Documents and Reference


This document is for HP notebook PCs that have a removable battery.

HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge


If the adapter fails it will not power the notebook.

HP Notebook PCs - Using and Testing the AC Power Adapter


Run Component Tests


Contributed by  Wes_notebooks 

Testing for Hardware Failures


HP Document

HP PCs and Tablets - About UEFI and the Startup Menu



Oddities and Contributions


  • Fix (High) Contrast (on computer screen)

Contributed by Pantopia

Unplug charging cable, wait a few seconds, plug in cable.

Relevant Post


  • Battery at 100% but shuts off when unplugged (results unconfirmed at this writing)

Contributed by Rcamp48

Test system: HP Elite Pad 900 G1

Setup:  Tablet connected to docking station

Symptoms:  Shows 100% charge in battery – computer shuts off as soon as unplugged

Test (Solution):  Press and hold Power button and Reset button at the same time

Relevant Post


  • Battery does not charge, possibly after Microsoft Updates (issue reported at least back to 2011)

Contributed by Jeanydo

Test system:  Pavilion Notebook

Symptoms:  Battery stops charging – no known issues with battery or charger – Windows 7 through 10 (at least)

Test (Solution):  Control Panel > icon view > Device Manager > Open Batteries > Right-ClickMicrosoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" > Uninstall > tab Action > Check for hardware changes (reinstalls the driver)

Relevant Post



Purchase Options


  1. If you determine that you need to purchase a battery, AC adapter, or power cord for your computer, check for the part(s) in HP PartSurfer. 
  2. If / When you know the battery type / part number, you may check for the battery at the Parts Store
  3. If the part is not available from HP, use your search engine to find – and purchase - the part in your region.

 HP Document:  HP Notebook PCs - Purchasing a Replacement Battery



Find your Product , Part(s), and Replacement Procedure


See:  HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?


Open Support Home


  • Enter the full model name
  • When the website opens, select category
  • Look for and open the Maintenance and Service guide for your computer
  • Part numbers and replacement procedure are listed in the component replacement section (wording varies)



Check for parts at the PartSurfer Website / HP Parts Store


Open PartSurfer

  • Select your Country
  • Enter the device Product Number , Serial Number, or Part Number in the Quick Search box
  • HINT: To see a system-specific list, replace the Product Number with your device Serial Number
  • Items accompanied by a tiny box in the Add-to-Cart column are available for purchase


NOTE >> Parts marked as "n/a" are not available from HP.



Parts marked as available for purchase might be available from:  HP Parts Store


If HP does not provide the part for retail purchase,

Use your search engine to find the part number at your favorite online store.




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Thank you very much, I appreciate your response.

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