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HP Compaq plugged in & blue light on but icon says NOT plugged in

Hello hello hello experts. Urgent problem at hand..

I've got an HP Compaq Presario V6000 laptopthat's 2 years old. It is plugged in and the blue charge light is onaround where you plug the cord in (when I unplug the power cord theblue light turns off ) yet the icon on my desktop is saying it'srunning on battery life only and not plugged in at all. The laptopitself is functioning right now but the battery % is dwindling despitebeing plugged in. The block thing in the middle of the power cord(where you plug one part of the power cord into) isn't cold and I knowthat generally gets quite warm after the power cord has been plugged infor awhile (and it had been plugged in all night). Any ideas???

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  • tsg3 Nov 10, 2008

    Do I need a device to check the power output of the adapter? (If so I have none :X )

    Another tidbit of info is I've tried in multiple outlets and nothings worked.

    Will resetting the battery/removing it from the laptop empty its battery life?
    The reason I ask is that if I need to buy a new power cord I want to try and stretch my battery life
    as long as possible to do any absolutely essential things.

    Thank you for helping btw!

  • tsg3 Nov 11, 2008

    Okay I removed the battery but no go. It wouldn't turn on with the adapter even though the blue light around the charger is lit.

  • tsg3 Nov 11, 2008

    Alright I was looking through the HP support page and I found this section here:

    Troubleshoot the System Board
    If you've verified that the AC power functions properly, troubleshoot the PC's system board by following the steps below.

    1. Remove the battery, and keep the notebook connected to AC power.

    2. Press and release the
      to start the computer.

      • If the notebook PC powers
        , then the AC adapter and system board are functioning properly. Go to
        Troubleshoot the battery


      • If the Power LED is
        , then the AC power adapter needs to be replaced. Contact HP Service and Support for further assistance.

      • If the power LED is
        , but the notebook PC does not power on, then the notebook PC needs to
        be repaired. Contact HP Service and Support for further assistance.

    3. Shut down Windows by selecting
      Shut Down
      from the Start Menu.

    The italicized 3rd bullet is my case.
    When I had the battery out and the adapter plugged in the power LED was on
    but the computer wouldn't do anything.

    So I think I've learned my problem is with my PC :(

    Thanks very much for your help ashish_shrm
    You directed me down the very same path. Wonderful site!


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Check power out put of the adapter is it giving you the correct readings
Try to remove the battery and run it from adapter itself check to see if its working
Reset the battery removing it from the system

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

  • Asish Sharma
    Asish Sharma Nov 10, 2008

    Removing the battery wont deplete its battery life...try to remove the battery..and switch on using the adapter....keep me posted.....

    try to back up your most important data for now in case you run out on power


  • Asish Sharma
    Asish Sharma Nov 11, 2008

    M sorry i couldn't be of any more help but ya its at the repair end for fix looks like its the mother board

    ...thanks for voting



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