Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
It is not your charger. If the charger had a problem (rather rare) it would not provide enough power to run the laptop at all. The way those fail is totally at about 99.99% of the time.
Your symptoms are typical of a bad battery. It probably has 2 or more bad cells inside for it to stay that low. As I mentioned when you try to charge them and the cells are damaged they will overheat which can cause more damge both to the battery and the rest of the laptop It can also be a bad battery mangement controller. This just monitors the battery charge state. They can loose thier stored settings Once this happens it doesn't know where 100% is. The battery in the DV6XXX series do not have a reset or user calibration option.
So the simple test here to figure out if it is the battery is to charge it as high as it will go. When it reaches as high as it will go then pull the charger out and run the laptop on the battery. If the run time is short before the battery warning comes on then the battery has bad cells and needs to be replaced. If you see more of a normal runtime of about 2.5-3 hours then the battery is fine but the battery manger is the problem. If thats the case then you can either replace the battery or learn to ignore the charge display and go by time used or watch for the low battery alarms.
This is typical of a battery with 2 or more failed cells. Best advice is replace it. A new battery is worth about $65 for that model.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
It could just be that the battery is not holding charge like it used to, due to age possibly. Either that or the computer isn't reading the charge right. Run the laptop on battery power to figure out if the battery's capacity is dimenished. You could have a slight problem with your charger. Measure the output with a voltmeter. Usually, however, power supplies just die. That's about all I can think of, hope it helps.
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