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    HP battery problems

    Hi all,
    i have got HP notebook (HP DV 6355 ea) which i bought last september. I am having some strange problems with its battery. While charging it eventually shows that battery is 100% charge but in reality its not. While discharging it is around 80% it eventually hibernates without any critical battery warning. When i plugin the battery and see the status it shows critical battery notification. I have got Windows Vista Home Edition. I am attaching some screenshots may be they are of any help.


    Last edited by mmkhan; July 29th, 2008 at 05:16 PM. Reason: forget to upload pictures
    Excuse me, is there an airport nearby large enough for a private jet to land?

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    How often do you use the laptop on battery only?

    When you aren't using the laptop after it is done charging, do you keep the battery inserted?

    I have the same laptop and it sounds like the battery ran out of charge cycles. Since I don't use my laptop battery too much, I remove it and use the laptop on AC power only. If that's the case sounds like you're going to have to buy a new battery.
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    Buy a new battery...........

    Ignore the destructions and fully charge it.............

    Then fully discharge it...................

    Then fully charge it again..................

    That will "form" it.................

    /Me............... I wouldn't trust the bloody Chinese to run the Olympic Games, let alone make a battery

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    mmkhan,

    Buying a new battery will probably be the way to go. But, I'd try to calibrate the old one first just to make sure it's toasted. Also, HP has a battery utility that can record the state of your battery.

    For calibration and care:
    http://h20239.www2.hp.com/techcenter...attery_max.htm
    The utility:
    ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp3...00/sp32299.exe

    Good Luck!
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    Hi all,
    thanks for the replies,
    i tried the mentioned steps and came to know that battery capacity is too weak so i ordered a replacement from HP as it was in warranty.
    Excuse me, is there an airport nearby large enough for a private jet to land?

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