HP laptop internal battery 601

February 2, 2017 at 21:17:09
Specs: Windows 7
I've got a hp laptop it has been to computer tech and they say just throw it away but I need my computer because I just can't afford another one just now ?

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#1
February 3, 2017 at 02:14:53
See this HP support page:

http://support.hp.com/gb-en/documen...

The battery has reached the end of useful life since it's unable to hold a full charge any more. The only fix for this is to replace the battery with a new one.


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#2
February 3, 2017 at 04:23:01
If, as phil22 is suggesting (and I agree with him) it is the cmos battery... not the rechargeable larger main battery, that needs to be replaced, then via the link phil22 has given you ought to be able to determine how it's done. If it's not something you feel competent to do, aren't OK about it, then find another more responsive tech type to do it for you.

The early part of the discussion there deals with locating and replacing the battery; worth reading through all of the assorted links therein.

Certainly I see no reason to throw away an otherwise good laptop if that cmos battery can be replaced.

The cmos battery on some computers is often similar to a large silver button; and clips into place on the motherboard. In extreme situations it has been known to be soldered in and that does require a little more ability and skill to remove and replace. If the one in your laptop is a simple clip in (and the articles in phil22's link do seem to suggest/show that) and it resembles a typical AA cell rather than the button style, then all one has to do is obtain a direct replacement battery and install in place of the current "now ded" battery...

The cmos battery powers a memory chip on the motherboard which holds details required to allow the system to boot up. When the battery dies, the memory contents are lost... Renewing the battery, the system will reset to standard default settings within the memory chip, and the system ought then to boot up etc.


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#3
February 3, 2017 at 11:15:36
Wayne

Explain what is happening with your laptop computer.


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#4
February 4, 2017 at 14:03:51
Everytime I log on it comes up ( Internal ) Battery 601 faulty.
I have taken it to a Computer Repairer and also rang one up about it and they said get rid of it its not worth fixing.
what can i do?

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#5
February 4, 2017 at 15:09:07
You are not clear if you can actually log on to Windows or not.

Can you use the computer when you are plugged into the AC power (wall)?

If the CMOS battery is bad then your Clock will be off. If you can't enter Windows then you can boot in the Setup screens (BIOS) and reset the clock and just set the remaining values to default settings. That should allow you to then enter Windows.


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#6
February 4, 2017 at 16:07:58
I have to admit I'm not impressed with computer techs who looked at it and cecalred it scrap... Whichever battery "may" be diff(hath died...) it ought to be viable to replace it and get the laptop running again?

You might benefit from having it ooked at by another service source; i.e. get a second opinion at least!


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#7
February 5, 2017 at 13:35:24
yes I can use my computer . Its only comes up when I start up. Somes days it wont even let me l turn it on and it takes me sometimes 20min to 3hrs. But once it's on I try and leave it on or put on sleep.

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#8
February 5, 2017 at 13:47:40
I'm inclined to suspect other than the cmos battery. If you remove the actual standard main battery (the one that allows you to use the laptop without mains power) does the problem exist/persist as you describe?

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#9
February 5, 2017 at 14:37:29
Yes the problem is still there.

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#10
February 5, 2017 at 15:19:44
mmm Is there a chance you can borrow another mains/power adapter? I'm wondering if the main battery isn't charging, and when you use only the mains adapter and the fault persists, it may be that the power input isn't the right level (i.e the mains/power adapter is faulty)? Consequently it isn't charging the battery either. Or does the battery actually charge fully?

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#11
February 5, 2017 at 15:32:21
Well the Battery is fully charged and the only way I can use my laptop now is by leaving it plugged in and when I move somewhere else I unplug it and the battery is DEAD in about 3-5 min.
Well I'm using it now on power but if I unplug it the battery will be dead in 3 -5 min and it will take me from anywhere from 5min to 3-4 hrs depending on the computer when it lets me back online.

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#12
February 5, 2017 at 16:55:00
Right so all batteries are dead.
New (original) batteries are not cheap:

http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stor...

perhaps you can find a cheaper site but take into account reliability.

Keeping the old dead battery inside your laptop can become a hazard.
Use your laptop without the main battery, just with the charger.

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#13
February 5, 2017 at 20:05:40
So then buy a replacement battery. We could help you if we knew the full model of your HP laptop. The MOST it should cost is $100. Probably less. Or, as sluc has suggested, stop using the battery. Remove it from the laptop. They come out easily.

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#14
February 5, 2017 at 20:29:25
Ok thanks for the help.

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