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I have a DV-6000 series with the original, factory extended battery. Needless to say it has always been left in the machine even when plugged into AC for years now and now it only charges to about 59%. Years ago when using a Compaq the tech people sent me to download some software that reconditioned that old battery. Is there something we can do about this one??
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@HARRENT wrote:
I have a DV-6000 series with the original, factory extended battery. Needless to say it has always been left in the machine even when plugged into AC for years now and now it only charges to about 59%. Years ago when using a Compaq the tech people sent me to download some software that reconditioned that old battery. Is there something we can do about this one??

The only thing you can do is re-calibrate the battery...or buy a new one.  Smiley Happy

Instructions for calibrating the battery

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when clicking on "recalibrate battery" it clearly says the instructions are for Vista machines and mine is XP. Does it matter??? Thanks for the help.
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when clicking on "recalibrate battery" it clearly says the instructions are for Vista machines and mine is XP. Does it matter??? Thanks for the help.

 

Follow the instructions under 'Calibrate the battery while PC is not in use"
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does recalibrate merely mean having the guage in the Systray read 100% when the battery won't take anymore (but is still at about 59% of original capacity)? OR are we reconditioning the battery at all? Will draining it 3 times and charging it 3x help at all?
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@HARRENT wrote:
does recalibrate merely mean having the guage in the Systray read 100% when the battery won't take anymore (but is still at about 59% of original capacity)? OR are we reconditioning the battery at all? Will draining it 3 times and charging it 3x help at all?

 

You can't really re-condition the battery...calibration is the only thing that can be done.
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"Calibration" often minimize even Your current battery life.
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