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The latch is stuck on my new hp dm4-1160us laptop. tried to follow the directions of fixya, but no luck yet.

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My m2000 battery is not working

The possible causes are as follows:
Determine if the laptop battery is defective. While less than 1 percent of batteries are defective, the possibility is still there. If the battery is new and only charges some of the way, it may just require a BIOS update to charge fully. New batteries that refuse to charge at all may be defective. Purchase a new laptop battery to replace the defective one.

Test the laptop power adapter to see if it's faulty. Run the laptop directly from the laptop power adapter and without the battery. If the laptop does not work with the adapter plugged in, the adapter is dead and you will need to replace it. The laptop battery may refuse to charge if the adapter is faulty. Charge the battery with the laptop turned off.

Insert the laptop battery into another laptop to test it. If the laptop battery charges in another laptop, the laptop's motherboard may be bad. Replacing a motherboard in a computer can be very expensive. If the cost to fix the computer is not worth the cost of replacing the motherboard, consider purchasing a new laptop.

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Hp dv2000 battery latch stuck

I am just gonna post my answer to another, like question. BTW, this seems to be a design flaw. Do not know if HP made them this way to keep maintenance busy, or they just do not have a clue. Here was my solution, which was found on a similar question. - The HP Compaq Presario CQ62-417NR Notebook PC, which was the "newest" model in stock when I bought a laptop June 2011 has the same design flaw. Crappy plastic latch, that gets stuck in the open up position. One must be careful when putting a battery in to be sure the stupid crappy latch is not stuck all the way over to where they pushed it to get the battery out. Mine was stuck big time. Thanks to the comments on here I found my solution, which is the only one. (I am not going to risk taking a computer apart to re-set the latch; some times I lose my car keys for days on end, so taking it apart is not an option for me) My solution was to use one of the little flat head screw drivers - 3.00mm. I was able to slide it into a small crack on the side long part of the battery opposite the dvd drive, give it a small tug and the battery popped out. The latches are so cheap mine broke when I first encountered the problem because I tried to force the long knob. I did not realize it was in the open up position. Words of caution. Just pop the battery out, and you may save the latch knob. Just be careful when popping the battery out to stay away from the side where the contacts meet. A screwdriver could potentially cause problems in that area (towards the dvd drive). Cheers!

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I own a HP Scanjet 4850. Please give me information on free driver software. I want to connect my scanner to my laptop, Windows 7. I want to scan photos and save them to a cd. Thanks...

On this link you will get the official driver for your scanner for Windows 7 (32 bit). Download it, run it and follow the on screen guide. This is just about the drivers. About software, you can use any image editor software you like, at the programs - accesories is already the Microsoft Paint. You can also try Gimp from this link. It's a freeware remarkable editor. The procedure more or less is the same: start the program and go to "file" - "import from scanner". Follow the on screen steps.

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you need to mimic what the latch did most latches are like arrows in this case get two thin items ( blunt butter knifes) and move the latches both left or right if its a middle type latch then try pushing in were the broken latch was .get what i mean if the old latch pushed in then its a middle latch if it slide then is double arrow latch ounce the laptop is open if you dont want to spend $$ fixing the lach just cut of the locking arrows to stop it locking again

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