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HP Battery Alert: Primary (internal) Battery (601)

Pavilion g6 -2016tx
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Hello everyone!

Greetings of the day!

 

I have a HP Pavilion g6 -2016tx laptop. It's been 7 years I have been using it. From the past one year, I am getting this message whenever I start it:

 

HP Battery Alert
The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low. For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.
Primary (internal) Battery (601)
ENTER - Continue Startup
For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup
 
I was ignoring this message for past one year. Now I need some information on it. Please tell me:
1) What would happen if I don't replace my battery and continue using my laptop plugged in to charging all the time?
2) Is it going to effect  motherboard or any other component if I don't change my battery?
3) Is there a risk of explosion of battery?
 
In short please tell me that is it absolutely mandatory to replace my battery or not?
 
I would be highly thankful to you.
 
P.S.: When I am not charging, my laptop's battery drains within 10 minutes.
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@Ankit94 

 

Battery has failed.

Battery will not likely explode.

Unless it leaks / shorts / or otherwise becomes suddenly unstable, dead-ish battery won't harm motherboard.

 

Found on your computer's Website Support:

Alert
AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program
View article
 
Information
Expansion of HP Battery Safety Recall Program

View details

 

Do either of these affect you?

Unknown - View the article / details to find more information...

 

 

Answer

Given that you already run the computer with an essentially dead battery inside it, it is my opinion that it is not absolutely mandatory that you replace the battery on your seven year old computer.

 

That answer assumes nothing else is going on and that the battery remains stable (sits there and behaves without developing new problems).

 

 

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@Dragon-Fur

 

Thank you very much for the detailed information.

 

Regards

Ankit Arora

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@Ankit94 

 

You are welcome.

 

Sometimes the answer is "it depends on what you need / want".

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