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08-07-2016 06:31 PM
This problem occurred with prior Win 7 Home O/S, so I upgraded to Windows 10.
Heavens-to-Mergatroid! This laptop runs just fine when only battery is powering it. However, once I also plug in the power cord, the O/S does a hard crash within 1 to 3 minutes. How special!
I can get about 2.5 to 3 hours when using the battery, but not if I also plug in the power cord. That means that when the battery gets low I must perform a standard shutdown and then insert the power cord which recharges the battery if I don't turn on computer. If I then start the computer with both connected, it crashes. I am not patient enough to live with a computer that has to be recharged every couple of hours. HELP!
I suspected a heating issue, so I took the back panels off and thoroghly cleaned the fan vents and other cracks and crevices using canned air, but this did not fix the problem. Since in runs just fine on the battery, I deduce it is NOT a heating issue, neither dust or heat paste issues. (I also used a cooling mat to no avail)
Im 70 years old living in God's waiting room, but parts of my body are 18 to 30. However, I do have "Essential Tremors" in both hands so I cannot do a full laptop disassembly even if I want to, which I don't. I cannot afford to pay a computer repair shop $100 or more to try a fix this vexing power issue. Other than hocking my car (it's too old also) to buy a new laptop, does anyone have a kind affordable suggestion that might correct the problem?
08-08-2016 10:41 AM
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I understand that your HP 2000 works great on battery only. I am happy to look into this for you!
Please take a look through this guide, Using and Testing the AC Power Adapter.
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