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Help! 6 minutes battery life on laptop!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jaipr, Jul 5, 2009.

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  1. jaipr

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    Ok, I have a two-year old HP G5000 series laptop with Vista. I always have it on AC because it has such rubbish battery life, but I recently took it into the garden and downloaded 2 battery meters from the net. After 6 minutes they both said 7 percent remaining. It's been on charge for about half an hour and the charge is apparently 8 percent now... I knew it was worn, but not that worn! I can't use the standard Vista battery meter because it's greyed out under the Notification Area tab. It says it has about 7 mWh out of 90 mWh capacity, just checked:eek:... oh dear... If that is pretty bad, then is it possible to get a replacement from HP, or get an alien battery?
     
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    What's the exact model number of that HP laptop?

    Is it in this list?

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  4. jaipr

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    Yep, it's the HP G5056EA.
     
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    Here is the HP support site for that laptop. You might want to save it in your browser favorites list for reference to when needed.

    Here is the site concerning a battery replacement.

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    Sounds like you need a new battery, and it always being plugged into the AC might be the cause!
     
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