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I replaced my old battery in my Pavilion g4. Now my battery icon is missing. What do I do?

Pavilion G4 Notebook
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

The last few days I've been getting a message on start up on my laptop that my internal battery was weak.   The diagnostics I ran confirmed this.  I saw the HP replacement battery wasn't reviewed very well on the HP web site so I purchased a Duracell replacement battery.  It appears to be working well, except now I no longer have a battery icon in my lower tray so I have no idea what my battery level is.  When it gets low, it gives me no warning and just shuts the laptop down.  It also doesn't indicate when I am using my power cord.  Is there anything I can do to change this?

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I replaced my old battery in my Pavilion g4. Now my battery icon is missing. What do I do?


StPaulBev wrote:

,,,, so I purchased a Duracell replacement battery.  It appears to be working well, except now I no longer have a battery icon in my lower tray so I have no idea what my battery level is.  ...


Hi,

 

Sounds like you replaced a WRONG battery, It should be the battery which powers the machine NOT the RTC battery.

 

What is your Pavilion G4 ?   Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:

  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108

Regards.

 

Regards.

BH
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I replaced my old battery in my Pavilion g4. Now my battery icon is missing. What do I do?

Thank you for responding to my question so quickly.  When I turned on my laptop this morning, the battery icon did appear in the bottom tray.   Apparently if I had tried the usual solution of rebooting my electronic device, it would have shown up more quickly.  This was my first time using this forum so I appreciated the quick response.

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