I use my computer and randomly it will have the battery drain while plugged in. It says on the computer that it is plugged in but it is not charging the battery. If i turn the computer off and take the battery out and put it back in, it works fine. This has been happening more frequently. Does this mean I need a new battery???
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Re: I think its my battery
It might be the battery or battery contacts, but sounds more like a problem with the a/c adapter cord being bad at the connector that goes into the back of the pc. Or, the power jack on the back of the pc may be loose, or damaged. Ron-
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I'm guess here that you have had the unit for some time? If you leave it plugged in all the time you can actually damage the batteries. Any battery powered (rechargable) device should have the batteries drained periodically to condition them to last longer. My guess is the battery is not holding a charge properly and giving spikes. You can take to battery store and have it checked or if you have a ohm meter you can check for yourself.
Charge the battery completely. Monitor the battery indicator, which is
usually found that the bottom of your computer screen, to check if the
battery is already fully charged.
Plug off the power adapter and use the laptop until the battery is
completely drained. To drain the battery faster, run several programs at
once and keep the contrast of your screen to its highest levels. Turn
off all power-saving features as well. Turn off sleep mode.
Make sure that the battery is totally drained by waiting for your laptop
to shut off or go into sleep mode automatically because of very low
Plug the power adapter again and charge the battery again completely.
Once this is done, restore the power-saving features and adjust the
contract settings of your screen to normal.
Try to perfrom power drain. You must first turn off the computer. Take out the battery and unplug the power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 secs. Put the batter back in, plug in the power adapter and power ip the computer then observe.
the battery might be going bad on it, try taking the battery out and running the computer just off of the plug. that series of HP has overheating issues and are prone to randomly shutting down. if you have a bad battery, it can overstress the powersupply trying to charge a bad battery. Also, the solder joints tend to go bad on the motherboard where the power jack is connected to it, so try holding your power wire at a bit of an angle while turning it on and see if that does the trick (the sideways force can temporarily connect those broken joints.. There was also a class action settlement on these computers i believe, so google class action zd7000 and see if you qualify. The power plug jack was part of this, so you might get it fixed free of charge.