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Compaq laptop Evo N410c Battery charging

I bought this laptop second hand and was told tht the battery needed replacing.   Bought a new battery and fitted it but there seems to be a charging problem combined with  starting problem.  On plugging into the mains the battery warning light often does not come on to indicate that the machine is ready to be powered up   After unplugging and replugging the light comes on after five seconds and the machine is ready to use.   The light indicates that the machine is charging but at no time can I get a full battery.  The best I can get is 12% and that figure fluctuates down to 9%.   At no time will the mnachine fire up just on the battery.   Potential the battery charger working (properly),  do I have a duff battery?   Can you help?

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  • glenfarg1 Oct 25, 2007

    Did what you said.   The AC adapter is O.K.   Tha battery will not charge and the machine will not start on battery.   I checked the drivers and sought an update from Microsoft but it is their latest driver.   The HP website was checked but I could see no drivers for "HP battery check"   I went through all the downloads looking for sp32299.exe but could not find it.   Can you tell me where to get this exe file?



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First remove the battery and run only on the adapter... If it works fine then there is no problem with adapter...... Charge the battery continuously for 4 hours without seeing the percentage of charging and remove the adapter..... If the laptop runs on battery for 45 mins then it might be the problem with drivers..... Go to device manager and reinstall the drivers if it is less than 45 mins.... Reinstall the drivers either ways...... If still the problem persists.... Go to and and select software and driver downloads and give the product number.... select the OS... Select HP battery check.... Download the file (sp32299.exe) and click save.... Save file onto the desktop and close the site..... Run the exe file.... If it passes the battery is fine... If fails replace the battery....


The steps might be longer..... But i can assure that it will work

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

  • pavani bharadwaj Oct 31, 2007

    if you are using vista... go to hp totalcare... click on battery health check... the test will run....



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