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HP pavilion zd8000, Battery not charging

Some days ago the battery stopped charging and the indicator led blinks every time the battery is in the device, my computer is a year and a half old. I tried with a new battery but it isn't charging, it still the same. I updated the BIOS and also did the power drain. None resolved the problem. I will appreciate any help! Thank you

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  • gedun2000 Aug 01, 2008

    Problem started several months ago. Battery would not charge and if I disconnect the electrical cord the computer would shut down. I'd have to plug it back in and waite 3 to 5 hours before it would boot up again. Purchased a new battery, not change, it will not charge. Took it to Tech Shop and they informed that the power supply socket was lose causing the computer to short out each time the cord was moved. It also prevents the battery from charging and is connected to the motherboard. To repair would take a new motherboard plus labor, equaled $1000. I purchased a new laptop for less than the price to fix the old one. Still using the zd8000 but have to leave it in one place without moving it.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    Pissed off. Waste of money. Computers at the high-school I work at have a longer life-span. Went back to Harvey Norman, who umm'd and arrrr'd for 15min before telling me that the battery was "unique" and that they don't stock "this type of battery" anymore. Like going to a medical center, i guided their diagnosis with my suggested solutions to the problem. After ummm'ing and arrrrrr'ing again for 5 min's, one of them had a brilliant idea - he wrote the name and address of a place that may still repair "unique" HP Pavilions, like my 'just-turned-two' year old machine. Yipeee! I was so happy that I was getting the hell out of there (Harvey Norman - Gardeners Road, Alexandria store). Unfortunately, it was short-lived when he said; "Oh, it'll probably cost you as much as a new computer. Come back and we'll help you out ok?" : 0 F*^~ off! 

  • dantara69 Aug 11, 2008

    2 Months ago my HP Pavillion wouldn't recharge my battery. So I assumed that the battery was dead and purchased a new one. I Began charging the new one but it wouldn't take any charge at all. Persevered with the mains charge only, leaving it not very portable. Then the on - off swith began not working correctly, it never booted up until half a dozen preseses of the button. Over the days this got longer and longer to boot up. it would appear to boot then die. So tried again sometimes for up to half and hour till eventually it died and nothing. It still shows signs of life via a blue light at the front indicating that power is entering the computer. The adapter 'green' button is still on so I assume this is ok. This machine got hotter underneath than any laptop I have every had. Tried unsucessfully to take it apart and after removing 29 screws and still virtually intact, gave up and put the srews back. All my important work is on this machine - deparate to give it the kiss of life.

    Dantara69

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    The battery did not last a long time and it cost 255.00 for a new one. I left the old battery in place should I take it out...don't know...and on the keyboard the keys seem to miss strokes or when I type some letters do not register..



    any suggestions....I love my HP but wish the battery would hold up...

  • mcgmac45 Aug 17, 2008

    I have also had problems with my zd8000 running exceeding hot. When it gets too hot it shuts down. My battery also failed about 8 months ago. I sent it off to be recharged, but it still would not charge above 8%. I sent it off again and noticed that when there was not a battery holding at least a minimum of 5% charge in place, my keyboard skips strokes. I bought a new battery and it will not charge above 5%. I imagine the battery will soon be fried and then keystrokes will fail again.

    Let's hope for a recall.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    This zd8000 has run hot since day one, 3(?) years. Battery would not last more that 30 minutes after 6 months. The keyboard started having trouble after 2 years - it misses a lot (1 out of 10) of key strokes. The screen looks fine, great actually.

    Now it wont boot with the battery in it, but will run without it.

    HP Sucks!


  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    My battery will not charge I thought if I bought a new one this would fix it but other users have already done that and it didn't work.

  • imjstagrl Nov 20, 2008

    I bought my ZD8000 in July of 2005 and purchased the 3 year extended warranty. By December of 2005, I was sending my computer back to HP for repairs because it kept shutting down (hard). After getting my laptop back, it was no more than 3 months before it was doing the same thing. BAM! It would just turn off with no warning. Then the battery stopped working and the adapter would get so hot that it would burn your skin. I ended up returning my laptop for repairs about 5 times. My warranty was up this year in July. I had to send it back about a week before my warranty was up because of the "shutting off without warning" issue. Thank god I did send it back because of course... the problem came back. It started shutting off AGAIN!!!



    Well they don't usually tell you, but each repair is warrantied for 3 months; and that saved me! I happened to call HP a few weeks ago to let them know that before my 3 months was up on my repair warranty, they need to fix it again. This time I asked for a supervisor/case manager. BIG DIFFERENCE. Not to be rude or offensive to anyone, but they are American, and therefore there is no language barrier. I felt like they completely understood everything I was complaining about, and I understood them.



    LONG STORY SHORT... They sent me a refurbished, 2008 laptop that has Windows Vista and is WAY better than the ZD8000! I was so grateful. Even though it is refurbished, it is a blessing because my laptop was out of warranty. Plus, they will only send you a model better than the one you own. I only had warranty on the repairs, but because they had seen all the times I had to return my laptop, they did the right thing.



    If you have warranty, even a day left on it, send it in to get repaired, that way it extends your warranty out. After so many times (3 or so) of their repairs failing, let them know you feel that you have a lemon and ask for a supervisor. These are not cheap laptops and we should not pay for a computer we can't use. If you call while you have any warranty, you have the right to be satisfied by HP, whichever way it takes.



    I know the calls are long and annoying, which makes it easy to forget to call, but please just do it and get it over with. If I would have waited one more week to call, I would not have gotten this new/refurbished laptop! I will see how the new one works, but I have a 3 month warranty on that one too, and this time, I am staying on top of even the most minor issues to keep the warranty intact.

  • srsblake Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same issue. I bought my laptop in August of 2005 and had SO many problems with it. From the DVD drive not working right to the power cord not stayin plugged in (whoevers genious idea it was to stray from the original power cord design was anything but a genious). Anyways, I sent the thing in a total of 8 times in one year and a couple of those times it was to have the same issue worked on. To finish, about one month after my warranty expired my notebook became my new desktop. So if a case is made against HP I'm in.

  • mtreeder Jan 09, 2009

    My 2 cents. Overheating machine and charger, keyboard problems, display problems and dead battery. Got the comp in late '05, contacted HP about heat problem early '06. They told me the charger was under powered(135W) and that I needed 180 W one. I said great send me one, they checked and found out they did not sell them then and changed their story to the 135W being fine. Eventually the battery stopped working so I took it out. Amazingly most of my problems stopped, still gets hot thou and the fans run constantly and loudly. Also the power button is flaky. I now have an expensive semi-mobile Desktop machine.

    Has anyone ever tried the 180W power supply and did it help?

  • neofprefect Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. I discovered a blog I can no longer find.
    Apparently Hp issued the zd8000 with a 135 watt adapter. This was a problem because it could not handle the issue of powering thesystem while charing the battery. You could either charge the battery or run the system with the battery removed. If you did not, the lack of power caused the charging circuit on the motherboard to fry. This caused a loss in ability to charge the battery or operate the computer without the adapter plugged to an outlet.

    unless you are a tech person and could replace the circuit yourself, you are forced to buy a new motherboard.

    Hp soon solved this problem by offering a 180 watt adapter. This adapter could handle the huge power problems of the computer and cpu.

    The malfunctions of the P4 series made Intel look at where cpu technology was going. That is why thay pushed to release the new duel core cpu's even tough they where lower speeds then the present P4 units. The longer milage and lower heat out weighed the boost and power of the ultimately flawed P4.

  • FixPlz Mar 03, 2009

    Same problem here. Sent in under warranty for overheating and shutting down. 2 Fans replaced and new power supply returned with the laptop. Power supply was blamed. I was instructed to keep the battery out when using the power supply. My machine worked for some time without too many issues, but I no longer had a "laptop". When I began using the battery again, I experienced the same issues. This time so severe that the video card and memory were fried and of course I am out of warranty. During these abysmal experiences with this HP laptop, I purchased a very inexpesive replacement from another manufacturer (< $500) with far less problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I too thought I was the only one with the battery problems and the ridiculous overheating. My battery died about 1 year after purchase and my computer started shutting off randomly 6 months later. Now I have to use my computer with a chill pad near an open window or I'm looking at about just 45 min of running time. It can run hot to the point where it hurts to touch. Piece of **** computer considering I paid over 2500 for it, and customer services sucks *** as well. Unless I hear of a recall HP is on my **** list forever.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    Here are some links to contact the Board of directors and Mark Hurd, the CEO. I suggest that everyone with an issue let them know about it. Their support is the worst. I will NEVER recommend another HP product until they get it together. No support and poor quality products. What a change over the last 10 years.

    http://h30261.www3.hp.com/phoenix.zhtml?...

    http://h30261.www3.hp.com/phoenix.zhtml?...

    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/execteam/email/...

  • web22333 May 15, 2009

    A Class Action is needed



    This HP Entertainment Notebook PC is the Worst laptop I have ever owned since 1998.

    In late 2005 it cost me $ 1560. ( I remember I did a serious laptop selecting search) but unfortunately I decided to safe $200 , gave HP a vote of trust and buy this laptop instead other brands I have owned before.It was a terrible mistake.

    Many users worldwide have experienced Lot of problems with this HP Laptop, and hundred of claims have been sent to HP.

    HP does not want to recognize the responsibility in the poor design of this HP equipment that was top of the line only 3 years ago.

    Overheating due inadequate and poor desing laptop ventilation or cooling system.
    Battery Pack overheating problems forced in HP to recall bateries in 2008.
    Display problems showing vertical lines on Screen

    If you Google: " HP ZD8000 vertical lines " you will get a huge amount of desperate users trying to solve the situation.

    The purpose of this video is to ask ZD8000 owners around the world to join internet protests and claims that have been experienced with this laptop:Uploading videos in Youtube, sending emails to HP, forcing HP to recall defective computers.

    If you are thinking of buying a laptop, please do not waste your money in Brands that are not responsible of their mistakes.

    6 Months ago the screen began showing nasty vertical lines, getting up to 15 and increasing. Today the laptop wont start up remaining in black. The laptop only responds in VGA mode. I reinstalled the operating system two times, but when you install HP CD drivers Laptop collapses, and its impossible to start up.

    A little History:
    Just one month after warranty expirexd: my Dimm Memory Card need to be replaced: It Cost me around $150.(Technicians told me that the cause was the heat inside the computer due inadequate ventilation system of the laptop)

    After that, the battery pack was heating up the system so high that was unconfortable to touch the keyboard. Searching on the Internet I discovered that keyboard failure was caused by u a defective battery pack, so they recommend users to pull out the battery pack and work with out it. Four months later, and searching on the Internet (Late 2008), I found that my battery pack has been recalled urgently http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/pr...

    4 before that, screen was failing very bad with vertical lines on screen increasing daily

    Since year 1999 I have owned 2 other laptops( Not HP) before this Pavilion, and both are running well and never presented any problem at all. Always my purchase decision was pointed to get the top of the line laptop of any brand, and that was the case with my defective Pavilion ZD 8000 (8215US).To buy this laptop I spent in late 2005 almost $1500 and it was a considerable amount of money, compared with other alternatives in the same category of home media laptops.

    This Pavilion ZD 8000 represents my worst experience ever in technology, and I consider that HP did many mistakes, in the process of manufacture that should consider recall them in order to fix the high amount of complains that exists all over the world with this laptop.

    What positive technical knowledge could anybody ask or share with that amount massive of failures with this Pavilion ZD8215US ???

    HP should check all complains that exist in the web about this laptop

    HP does not want to be responsible for bad design and manufacture of the evident failure in the manufacture of this computer.





    Please see this video on you tube about my expensive papperweigth and lets inform other ZD8000 frustrated owners that they are not alone.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2stqQtQeP...





  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    Battery dead, health check showing as defective



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The problems with the HP Pavilion (Particularly the ZD8000) are sadly well-known by HP. It's not a problem with the battery or the charger or anything you can easily fix. The problem is heat. If you search long enough, you'll find hundreds of people with three problems: 1) the battery stops holding a charge after about 8 months, they buy a new one and get the same problem; 2) certain keys stop working on the keyboard, they remove the battery and the keys work again; 3) permanent lines start to appear on the display and never go away.

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about these problems with the ZD8000, except stop using it as a laptop and ditch the battery. I have been problem-free since I ditched my third battery and just use it with a power cord.

Last year, I filed a formal complaint with the Better Business Bureau regarding HP's failure to acknowledge this problem and recall the machine. Each time I called service, I was instructed to follow the battery initialization procedure. All this does is allow support to get rid of you for 24 wasted hours, after which you have to call again and talk to some one new who tells you to do the same thing. The problem is, the procedure fails because the battery won't hold a chage in the first place. If you get to the end of the procedure with them after wasted days, they tell you to buy a new battery.

The HP ZD8000 is defective and never should have been released with a Pentium 4 processor. It's too hot and fries the battery and damages the screen.

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How many HP ZD8000 owners have to experience this problem before a class action suit can be filed against HP for a recall and a permanent fix for the problem? Just curious if anyone knows the answer to that question?

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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My zd8000 has been a piece of $hit since the day I bought it.

The battery is dead and won't charge, the keyboard on the computer doesn't type half the time so now I use a seperate keyboard.

The only way to use it is as a desktop with the power cord.

I will never buy another HP product again. When I call I always get some nitwit who gives me generic responses to get me off the phone.

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That is generally the power plug, same thing for the zd7000 series. Meaning that it is getting DC but a contact in the power jack is: 1. not getting enough current 2. not getting enough voltage 3. bad connection on DC jack to motherboard

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My computer same model is completely dead, is only a little over 3 years old, what should I do? it was a very expensive laptop. Maybe we can do something, HP should be responsible for such defective product.

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Wow.... add me to the list of super hot pc's with an inability to charge batteries. I bought a new battery and it won't charge either. I'm bringing it back. Food for thought: think how much HP has made just off of all of the new batteries and adapters we've bought.

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Wow, this thread was a real eye-opener for me. I have the same problems with the dead battery, extreme heat around the touchpad, and failing keyboard. I though it was just a quirk of my machine (2 year old HP Pavilion Zd8000 series, Middle East model). It pisses me off that HP actually DESIGNED it this way (apparently) and will take no responsibility. I will try removing the battery before the screen starts to go. This is the last time I ever buy HP anything! By the way, (since I'm already on a rant) the HP all-in-one printer drivers **** *** too. They include a process that causes full screen applications to crash every 15 minutes or so.

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My battery died a couple of months ago after running really hot. I bought the zd8000 (Canadian version) in the Summer of 2005, with an extended warranty. The whole thing cost me C$2400!

I like the computer for what it is: a desktop replacement that is mobile from office-to-office. There was time I could save the work on screen and scamper between offices at home and at work, but not anymore.

I thought of replacing the battery, but decided not to after realising that the battery gets too hot and perhaps will damage the rest of the computer. Now I am using it without the battery off the mains.

If there is a recall, HP should do it right away and provide us with viable batteries, even if they only run for an hour or so. My old Toshiba, circa 1998, can still use its battery! I realise now why the Japanese build better everything.

If HP cannot provide the battery that will not slowly burn the ZD8000 down from the inside, it should replace each of our computers with ones that have a cooler running chip. That is the decent thing to do.

I did not spend over two grand for a computer to only replace it in three years. That is simply not the way to do business.

If there is a class action law suit, count me in: jjayman@hotmail.com

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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    aarron11 Apr 12, 2013

    i agree with you , i have the same problem only mine will not start up again at all

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I had a similar problem with my HP Pavilion dv6500 - one day the charge indicator started flashing and the battery icon was indicating "plugged in, not charging".

after googling the problem I found this suggested solution:
just shut the pc off with the charger pluggrd in and take the battery out without disconnecting the charger then put the battery back in wait a minute the it will charge promise

this worked for me, for the time being at least (it's been 30mins since I tried it).

hope this helps anyone else..

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I bought my hp pavillion zd8000 in Norway the summer of 05. In february or March 06 the battery was dead. Soon after i got red lines all over the screen, and my computer was overheating and turning off all the time. Soon after i sent the computer to service. What they told me was that the battery was not included in the service, but they would fix the rest. Then when i got it back they had fixed the red lines, but the heating wasn't better at all and in addition they managed to break the keyboard. Incredibly bad service when you know what i payed for the freaking thing... 20000 norwegian kroner or in US$: about 4k!

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Hi all !

I experience 2 very strange problems with my ZD8000:

1). It is charging the battery ONLY when it is not powered, but never when it is in running in XP

2). It is not starting only on AC (without battery sitting in its place)

Did anybody experienced these symptoms?

Any ideas?

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I also have replaced 3 batteries to date on my zd8000 laptop.

There are a few things that you may want to try.

1. clean the inside of the computer. Take apart you computer and blow the dust out. You may find that you get a handful of dust and be amazed how much dust is in your computer. The three fan draw in a ton of dust. This dust causes your computer to over heat and shutdown. At least mine did all the time. After I cleaned it, it would run fine and cooler then it did. I clean mine every 3 months or so.

2. The keyboard may have to be unplugged then plugged back in. I had a previoud HP laptop which some of the keys would not work. The simple solution was to take the keyboard apart and simply unplug it then plug it back in.

3. No experience with the charging system.

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  • jetski9999 Sep 09, 2008

    Great solution.Tried cleaning the computer and it does cool the computer down. It doesn't over heat and shut down any more. Amazed how much dust and hair I got out of my computer.



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Guess I'll join the club. I'm having the battery charging problem with my zd8000 as well. So far the keyboard and screen are doing okay, probably because we keep it proped up about 2 inches to allow for better air flow. If we didn't it would constantly turn itself off and we would probably be experiencing the other issues as well.

I can't stand HP customer service and am so frustrated with trying to work this and other problems through them. I would welcome a class action law suit. I definitely think this merits one. boknowsf16@gmail.com

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Http://www.cheap-laptop-batteries.net/hp/pavilion-zd8000-series-battery.htm hp pavilion zd8000 replacement battery.

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I have LOVED this computer - BEST I've ever owned. It is a substitute for a desktop, typically is running 12 to 20 hours/day. YES, battery never lasted more than an HOUR even when NEW, and it DOES overheat, but I've heard this about all large 17" screens. The screen is wonderful to watch videos on if the sun isn't hitting it. ALL large laptops get too hot, and Windows systems have crappy battery lives. That is why they make laptop COOLING plates. YES they do **** tons of air to cool this off and fans get caked w/ DUST. I use my compressor & blow out clouds of dust at least once a year.

Think of the dust as INSULATION and DEAD WEIGHT on the fans: they coat & bog down the fan, AND INSULATE components so the heat cannot escape, and system overheats.

I did have some crashes and SERIOUS problems early on, reuquiring me to send it in twice, but hven't had much trouble for the past 2 or 3 years.

I have had my 2nd battery die, and am going to try one of thes online ads for $49.95, just so I CAN work unplugged occasionally, bu it won't likely hold a charge for long.


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I have had the same problems with with the same model laptop since taken it over from my daughter nearly two years ago who bought it from Best Buy (Canada) on Boxing Day 2006. Since the one year Warranty from HP was over (and we didn't have a Best Buy extended warranty), I ordered an after market battery (still expensive though) through a special order at Staples. After completely draining the new charged battery the first time, it didn't recharge at all. So I obtained a free replacement battery. Again the same problem with that battery. I have been using this laptop as an expensive portable desktop ($1700 CANADIAN sale-price in 2006) ever since since it works just fine off the power adapter (without the battery).

A few months ago, HP did have a battery recall but when I entered the serial #, I received an automated reply that this laptop is not covered. From reading all the posts here and my own experience, it is obvious that a replacement battery won't solve the problem. Quite likely, the charging circuitry on the mother-board is fried due to the excess heat from the battery and the P4 processor. No doubt, the under-powered power adapter/charger and its loose connection are partially to blame too. Obviously, HP should have avoided putting hot-running P4 processors in laptops. One plus for HP: They did nicely replace a defective screen under the 1 year warranty when my daughter still owned it.

So, any progress on class action against HP for this charging issue? I will certainly never buy an HP again unless they make proper amends and build better laptops. We just bought a nice Dell Studio laptop for my son with a very long battery life. My daughter switched to a Mac laptop a few years ago with no major issues (other than a recent theft out of the trunk of the car which will fortunately be covered through my house insurance).


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You may try to install a new power management software

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Posted on Jan 14, 2009

U guys have no idea about lap tops. U cant just interupt the battery when it loading. The overheating can cause some problems with the battery but every lap top need to clean their filters every 3 month. This is my first lap top bought it 2005 and it rock! 3 years there have been just one prob its the overheating but fixed. Now the comp is starting to get old, time for a new.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

Well after reading all these people with the same problem as me i realise... there is only one solution... can one of the boffins come up with a guide on how to take this thing apart... make the stupid laptop a headless (ie use external graphics card - cos the purple lines and artifacts are from the memory dieing on the graphics card as it continually over heats) cluster machine... so i can at least use it's processing power for somthing...... pises me off this was an expensive machine when i bought it... i have laptops i bout for 1/3rd the price that are still running fine...

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

Another one here with the same problems. The battery does not hold a charge at all. I have figured out if you dust out the fans every so often it will not shut down unexpectedly from overheating. I did not realize the keyboard skipping was a common thing. I just thought I needed to clean the keys or something.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Add me to the list as well. The battery was the first to go on my computer, now I'm losing video as well. I've read countless blogs about the problems faced with the zd8000 notebook. Like everybody else, I spent over $2K for the laptop just for it to become a paper weight. I sure hope there is a class action lawsuit against HP.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

God I was thinking I was the only one with these problems! I am on my zd8000 right now and i keep having to look back at this post cuz the keyboard won't type certain letters at first touch. The battery poblem was the 1st for me, then the keyboard. I'm just thinking about getting a mac....

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

Ive been pulling my hair out for months with this problem. Again thought it was me and being the only one. How are we best to get this across to HP. Am i best to email them ?

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

Add me to the list of folks with the battery won't charge and the screwy keyboard problems. I just paid a ton of $$ for a new HP battery and it won't take a charge either. The charge light just blinks, the machine says it's charging, but always says 0% charged. I think I'm going to junk this thing and get a Mac.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

I thought it was just me with this battery problem, I thought mabie I did something wrong with my computer, but it seems to be a problem with this model...what a waste of money on this thing.

Posted on May 31, 2008

I found something like manual with my new battery - i have to do something like initiation or initialization of batery: 1 put new battery in and discharge to zero with staandard usage of notebook - without power from adapter 2 plug in adapter cord and charge battery to full load - do this with notebook turned off 3 after battery is charged lets discharge it again without power from adaptor - do steps 1,2 again - 3x times 4 after this battery have to be initialized and ready for usage //that is written in manual.. but im not so sure when battery is fully loaded..indicator starts blinking after few minutes 10-30 of chaaarging and battery -that is newly purchased HP- is still shown as wrong with 0 power.. but disconnecting powercord brings battery to becone source of power.. very funny

Posted on Apr 17, 2007

Bad battery

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I wont ever purchase an HP again for any reason.

DELL FTW BABY

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Same problem too with my zd8000 battery failed to charge,keyboard is malfunction,LCD has a problem too i think this series of HP is defective i thought im the only one who has the problem...tnx guys for the this info

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I too have had battery charging problems with my zd8000. At first, the battery wouldn't charge in the docking station. I sent the computer back to HP twice, before the problem was resolved...allegedly. They told me that they replaced the motherboard the second time they had it. I stopped using the docking station. Shortly after, I began experiencing battery failure..shortened life, high heat..and finally no more charging. I even bought a new replacement battery, but it only lasted one day. The heat around the mousepad was unreal. I finally just gave up on batteries.. and use my HP with a powercord...kinda defeats the purpose of a laptop. Now with all the hoopla of Sony's battery recall, makes me wonder if HP will do the same.. except, maybe in HP's case.. it may be a charging problem.

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