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Wrong battery detected.

After buying a replacement battery that is compatible, installing it, get blue screen on reboot that says wrong battery is detected. Turned off computer, removed battery, rebooted computer, waited until fully booted, inserted new battery, computer works normally. Turn computer off and reboot, get blue screen with wrong battery detected again. What to do?

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  • Rileymo Feb 25, 2008

    Okay, so what do I do in less guru-ese language, please, am not a guru.

    Thanks.

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Went to hp.com, downloaded latest BIOS update, rebooted, didn't fix problem. Now what?
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Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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Hmmm..interesting....you may need to download the system drivers, usually for bios or other utility programs. the compatibility issue with batteries, is based on the make/model being loaded into the listings from the sysadmin for your operating system.

www.hp.com

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    go to hp .com follow that link, and choose your model and operating system, and download the latest system utilities.

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