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My HP DV6000 was stuck on 5% then I followed he advice of others on this website and removed the battery it then charged up to 28% and stopped. So I tried it again and it went up to 29% and stopped, so I uninstalled Microsoft ACPI and reintsalled it and it charged up to 30% and stopped. So now its stuck at 30%, any suggesstions?

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  • jamie_haumah Nov 14, 2009

    Sorry it was that the battery wasn't charging properly, it would start but only for a few seconds and then stop.

  • Richard  Scott
    Richard Scott May 11, 2010

    what was the oringal problem Is the battery playing up?

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If the laptop battery is 3 - 5 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time until they won't charge up at all.

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    Chris Hingee Nov 14, 2009

    The fault could still be a faulty, especially if the battery is old.

    If you can put your battery into another HP DV6000 and charge it up and if the battery charges to full capacity then the fault is the charging circuit in your HP laptop.

    The charging circuit is part of the motherboard and would be difficult to fix, the cost of the repair most likely will be expensive, I suggest you get a quote before you decide to go ahead with the repair.

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Is your battery newly purchased?

If NEW battery:

you need to discharge it fully and charge it again. you need to repeat the process 3x. you should see some changes in the percentage

if battery is OLD

then you might need to change to a new one.

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