Battery malfunctioning

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv6-1230us ente...
July 5, 2010 at 07:11:51
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB
my laptop doesnt progress with battery when charge is plugged in most of the times nowdays the battery doesnt reduce but neither increases

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July 5, 2010 at 07:20:14
It wont while you have the charge plugged in. It is taking power from the charge and the battery is doing nothing. Unplug the charger and it should reduce and then go back up again when you plug the charger in.

If you mean that it doesn't go up even though the battery is not fully charged then could could indicate a failing battery. The do have a limited life span and all laptop batteries will fail at sometime.


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July 5, 2010 at 08:37:46
Laptop main batteries typically work as they should for a year or so, then they begin to rapidly deteriorate. In my experience, by the time they're two years old they cannot be charged to anywhere near their full capacity. If the battery is two years old or older, you probably need to replace it, especially if you use the laptop on the battery alone and want to have a reasonable amount of time before it needs to be charged.

Replacement batteries are available for many HP and Compaq models that have twice the capacity. The trade off is, they protrude a bit from the bottom of the laptop, such that your laptop then sits on the battery and the front of the base, a bit tilted.

You don't necessarily need to get a HP or Compaq battery - there are lots of cheaper clones available that will fit and work fine. If the clone's warranty is a year, that's all you get with a HP or Compaq battery anyway, and they're made in the same places, often in China.

You could try this but it may not help if your battery is older:

For Vista and Windows 7:
Calibrating the Notebook Battery

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July 5, 2010 at 09:13:01
The model you list is a model series.
Your specific model - your particlar configuration of the hardware, the language of the software, etc. - is specified by one of the numbers shown, the Product number, which is also on the same label as the model series number on the bottom of the laptop:

HP lists 4 batteries for your model series, one is no longer available.
The last one is the high capacity one.
Normally a laptop comes with one of the ones with lesser capacity when it's new
You can buy any battery compatible with the same part numbers.


484170-001 Battery pack (Primary) - 6-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), 2.2Ah, 47Wh

484171-001 Battery pack (Primary) - 6-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), 2.2Ah, 55Wh

511872-002 Battery (Primary) - 6-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), 2.55Ah, 55Wh
Part 511872-002 is no longer supplied. Please order the replacement, 484171-001

484172-001 Battery pack (Extended) - 12-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), multi-charge options, 95Wh

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