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I have a 2nd hand companq armada M300 notebook with docking station. It came with power lead which appears to fit both docking station and laptop - the machine powers up fine if I plug the power lead direct into the laptop but I cannot figure out how to charge the battery. I was advised that the battery is brand new - can you advise as to how to charge it, ie where do I connect the power lead and how long should it take to fully charge the battery?

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  • lilacblushes Dec 21, 2008

    sorry for the delay in rating the solution, I have been ill and not able to get online.



    I have tried to charge the laptop but fear that the battery is dead although the seller advertised that this had been replaced with a new one.

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Plugging in the power lead into either socket (laptop or docking station) should automatically start charging the installed battery (if it is working).

Li-ion batteries have a limited shelf life and even if "new" may not work if they have been left standing a long time. These "smart" batteries have some circuitry inside that drives the power indicator guage and could prevent the batteries from working if the Li-ion cells are degraded.

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Http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10381_div/10381_div.HTML

There is a manual for your armada, the battery is inside the hinge, and you put the charger in the hinge..not sure if it on left or right side of it
If the battery is healthy then it will be full charged in a couple of hours from emty to full, if the battery ise´nt that healthy, it can take 10-12 hours of more

Good luck to you

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