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battery problems

pavilion 14
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

since the battery fell out when computer was on - it has had problems...


says it is charged at 88% or 83% or 95% but when you run it on the battery, the pc dies quickly.


it doesnt charge often to 100%.


ran the adapter test - passed


ran the battery test - passed but charge details: not available


updated BIOS - battery went briefly to 100% straight away but then started to only go to 95% before stopping charging and again died when only run on battery power.


tried recalibrating - no help


did the battery test using F2 - no errors found...


I'm really struggling to know why and dont really want to buy a new battery to find out its not a battery problem.


any ideas?

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@Jonyoung Welcome to HP Community!

It seems like the battery is not holding charge or is malfunctioning, here's what I recommend we do:


I have a few steps listed below that should help you resolve this concern:

Unplug the charge, Turn off the laptop and turn it back on after 30mins.

Reinstalled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery under device manager:

1) In the search box, type and open “Device Manager”.

2) Expand “Batteries”.

3) Right-click the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" that is listed there.

4) Click on “Uninstall”.

5) At the prompt put a check in the box to remove the current driver

6) Shutdown the computer.

7) Remove the battery for a minute and then put it back in. (Skip this step if you have a non removable battery)

8 - When the computer comes back up it should automatically find the driver.

9) Go to Device Manager.

10) Expand Batteries.

11) Right-click the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" that is listed there.

12) Click "Search automatically for updated driver software"

Do the same thing with Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller.


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