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Battery disconnected Battery is replaced, indicates 42% charge with no power available to run the mini.

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I'm a bit confused, the battery is a replacement? And it will not charge? Is that correct? If so, return the battery, some aftermarket batteries don't work well, and COULD be a FIRE hazzard. Have you tried another Cord/Charger with the EXACT same power specs? Always buy a genuine replacement battery, inexpensive batteries are inexpensive for a reason. You can find more info on your HP model here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodSeriesId=3832468&prodTypeId=321957

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