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Battery problems My laptop battery started decreasing and wouldn't charge when the ac adapter was connected. I purchased another ac adapter thinking that was my problem. It didn't work. Now I have purchased a new battery, do you think that will fix my problem? My laptop will not even power on now, when I try to turn the power button on a lightening bolt flashes blue. What is that? If the batter doesn't fix the problem, what should I do next?

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  • tjebbia May 21, 2009

    my laptop is HP Pavillion ZV6000

  • tjebbia May 21, 2009

    I hope I got the battery correct. I just ordered a replacement battery for a HP Pavillion ZV6000.



    I can't turn on my computer at all to go to the control panel.



    I'm not sure how old it is I think like 5 years old. I have never had any problems with it though, until now.



    Thanks so much for your advice.

  • tjebbia May 21, 2009

    Guru09 How would I check that?

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It should fix the problem, did you make sure you got the right battery(correct model number etc? like a genuine OEM battery).

If that doesnt fix it, go into your control panel, power settings, and select the battery option.. and check how your laptop uses the battery when its not plugged into AC power.

If that doesnt fix it, then contact HP, if its still under warrenty, it might be the AC terminal thats going bad, and might need the computer serviced. BTW how old is the computer?

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There is a problem with connection by rusted connectors please check

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SOURCE: My laptop HP Pavillion ZV6000, battery started decreasing and wouldn't charge when the ac adapter was connected. I purchased another ac adapter thinking that was my problem. It didn't work. Now I have

As others have said, the most common fault with the ZV series is the power socket. However, you mentioned the Lightning Bolt. This indicates that the battery is being charged and it should go out as soon as the battery is fully charged.

If the Lightning Bolt flashes on and off regularly, especially when the power cable is moved, then the socket is at fault and needs replacing.

You can check to see if the battery is receiving a charge by doing the following

1. Right Click the Desktop
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Screen Saver tab
4. Click the Power button
5. Click the Power Meter tab

This will tell you the computer's current power source and whether the battery is charging.

I have replaced several of these sockets on ZV5000s and I'm sure the 6000 will be similar. I would not recommend this job for anyone without technical knowledge, despite some of the websites that say you can do it yourself. You will need to strip the entire laptop down and all but remove the motherboard before the socket can be replaced.

Hope this helps

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