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Pavilion zd8000 battery will not charge charging indicator light flashes and the mains light remains constant. Renewed battery, tried another mains adaptor still will not charge. Laptop works whilst connected to the mains.

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Try cleaning the battery contacts. It's possible some dirt is keeping it from connecting correctly. Does it work with a charged battery placed in it and unhooked from power? If not, there's some issue with that internal circuitry.

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Sounds like the battery may be bad. I would first suggest trying a replacement battery and see if it will charge if so problem solved; if however a replacement battery (that is known to be good) still does not work it is possible that your battery charger on your laptop has gone bad, which is possible but very rare.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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watch the battery indicator from time to time with mains power disconnected to see change
usually when charging the the indictor will flash.

run mouse over indictor if on screen and it should tell you how much % of battery is still left.

not possible to be more specific without model number


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Matt Sydney Aug 4, 2008 00:28:44 GMT 10 pts
I experienced this problem last night, and seemed to have fixed it this morning.

SYMPTOMS: HP Pavilion dv9000, Win Vista x64 Ultimate. Running on battery, battery level became critical; windows went into 'Hibernate' mode. Upon plugging in to mains power, and resuming the Windows session, the Wireless is still disabled, no matter what position the switch is in.


POSSIBLE CAUSE: Critical battery switches off the wireless network card to preserve power. Motherboard seems to log this status but when re-connecting to mains power the card does not receive power again. Uninstalling the driver and getting Windows to re-install automatically upon re-boot does not work.


SOLUTION: Charge up the battery whilst the computer is running. You can charge it to a substantial level, say, above 25%. Disconnect mains power so that your laptop is running on battery only. Set your wireless switch to OFF (this is usually to the left position, away from the orange indicator). Now run your computer down to the critical battery level again (perhaps overnight). In the morning when you press the power button, the 'CHARGE' indicator (looks like a lightning bolt) on the front of the laptop should flash quickly, indicating that there is no charge in the battery. Remove the battery from the laptop's underside. Wait a couple of seconds, then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Keeping the battery off the laptop, reconnect mains power. Boot up your PC. When at the Windows desktop and all your startup programs have finished loading, switch your wireless on (to the right position). You should now have a blue light, and wireless should once again be working. You can now re-insert your battery. You might have to setup your wireless network connection again as mine seemed to be 'lost', but at least hopefully the main problem is now fixed.




Jamie Madriz Aug 8, 2008 01:58:15 GMT N/A: Question Author
Matt, i did what u said, and i'm happy because my wireless switch is WORKING! :) Hopefully it stays this way.

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Halecol


1)try to check also if you'll see a solid GREEN LED light on your ac adapter.if yes, possible problem could be on the battery port or the battery itself

2)With regard to the battery meter,where did you find that?If not in the BIOS,try this.restart computer and press F2 several times .Once you're inside the BIOS.try to go to the battery option-try to see if the battery indicator would say 100% also.



3)if 100%,try another battery if you have one.use only the battery as the only source of power..if a known good battery works then the problem is with your old battery.if a known good battery won't work,that would mean that you have a problem with your battery port.if that is the case, you may have to replace your motherboard for that but if you still have an active hardware warranty on your pavillion dv 4000.try calling the manufacturer for a motherboard replacement and try asking also if your battery is part of any recall.

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