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Battery Won't Calibrate nor Hold Charge

I am using a Pavilion ze4145 laptop that was bought a few years ago. It was a friend of mine who gave it to me and said I could keep it if I could fix it, and get his data off of it. After solving several problems with the fan, ac cord, and BIOS, I was able to get the thing going.

However, the battery will not hold a charge and the status light is blinking amber. I went troubleshooting and tried everything the HP website had to offer. Nothing has worked. When I calibrate the battery, it takes only a few minutes when it should be taking several hours. I figure that it just won't hold a charge. It is a Lithium Ion battery so it shouldn't have the memory effect.

I don't know much about how the guy treated this computer before I got it, but am certain that even though he doesn't know much, he took the best care possible.

I am not looking to buy a new battery, but will if I need to, and if it's certain that the battery is the problem.

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  • PickleBoy Jan 24, 2008

    Thanks dude, looks like ill be buying a new battery.

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If the battery will not calibrate properly then it definitely needs to be replaced. You have already troubleshot it right to the source congrats!

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