Monday, January 12, 2009


I noticed that my laptop power stayed at 6% even though I was on power for over two hours. I checked and noticed this...plugged in, not charging. Please help

  1. Any one with a HP Pavillion 6000 series, who is having certain tech difficulties should go to HP page and search for extended service warranties to see if your system qualifies. I had an issue with my wireless driver and all I had do was to first turn your system completly OFF, then remove the battery, then remove the middle cover (underneath Lap Top) and then remove the wireless card. (You will see it connected to two small cables) remove the cables and the small screws and remove the card and then reinserted the card and close the cover -do remember where the two cables go- . Then turn on your system, -do not put the battery yet- and go to control panel/ device manager/ look for network adaptor, and see if you see your lan card, once this is done reconnect your battery. If you don't then contact HP they will fix it for free, even if your warranty expire. They will even pick up your postage!.
  2. Two possible problems for this -

    DC JACK Issue
    1: one side of the DC ground is not conntected to the rest of the system, so no circuit is complete to the charging section.

    CHARGING Circuit issue
    2: bad power controller chip (MAXIM IC) or zener diode in that circuit, maybe bad
  3. Reinstalling the power management software has just fixed it for me, i have a dv6552. Go to device manager and under batteries, unistall the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery. Go to Actions on the menu bar and select 'scan for hardware changes'. It will reinstall it and hopefully start charging immediately (mine did anyway).

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