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  1. asuss06

    asuss06 Thread Starter

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    hi,
    my last battery for my HP pavillion dv5000 laptop wouldnt charge anymore, so i got a brand new one, only to find that THAT new one wont charge either. my computer is only 2 yrs old. does it sound like an internal problem that requires proper repair, or is there a setting i have to check or a formatting procedure i need to do? help! its so frustrating without a battery!
     
  2. Goldfish92

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    That sounds to me like the power lead and transformer are broken not the batteries not charging. You can check by doing the following:

    Remove the battery from the laptop and insert the power lead ONLY and then try turning on the computer. If it turns on the lead works, if not then it is probably broken... let me know what happens :)
     
  3. asuss06

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    the computer turns on just fine without the battery and only the AC power line plugged in. So what exactly does that mean?
     
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    That means that the somewhere along the way power isn't getting to the battery... but it is getting to the computer. Does the battery show as 'charging' in windows under power in control panel.
     
  5. asuss06

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    no, the battery does not show as charging in the power options box in the control panel. its frozen at 2%. the little light in front of my computer is flashing though, but i guess that doesnt matter much now...
     
  6. Goldfish92

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    In that case it sounds like you need to send the laptop off for repair as somewhere along the way power isn't getting to the battery and I'm not sure you can fix that without replacing a component or two...

    Is the laptop still under warranty?
     
  7. HCD

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    I fixed 2 laptops last week with identical problem - hopefully the same as yours! with the battery in place - take the cover off the wireless card on the underneath of the laptop. Check that the two wires (black and white) are connected to the card - if not reaffix (can work loose over time). Take wireless card out (leaving 2 power connectors attached) - then power on. If this works turn laptop off and then reinsert card. It should boot up normally. If it doesn't work - take wireless card out and test power.
    Let me know how it goes
     
  8. asuss06

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    nope, that definately didnt work. and then i had to reconfigure a bunch of stuff to get my wireless working again. ahhhhh!!! i think im just going to bring it in and have a pro look at it and fix it. thanks everyone for your help anyway.
     
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