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December 15, 2004 12:00:27 AM

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Hi,

Can someone please tell me the function key sequence at startup to
enable the battery optimizer. My HP laptop has been repaired twice
under warranty and it still has 2 months to go. each time it comes
back the battery life is abysmal. Disconnecting the mains when it is
switched off loses about 5% battery life.

Last time a HP tech told me the keys sequence, but unfortunately I've
forgotten what it was. Never thought I would have to use it again:-((

TIA
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December 15, 2004 12:05:17 AM

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Just had this from tech support.

No prizes for guessing where it is located. Checkout the English.

'I assure you for the total problem
resolution and I am confident that I can resolve this problem'


On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 21:00:27 GMT, GasMan <nospampsteel@tesco.net>
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>Can someone please tell me the function key sequence at startup to
>enable the battery optimizer. My HP laptop has been repaired twice
>under warranty and it still has 2 months to go. each time it comes
>back the battery life is abysmal. Disconnecting the mains when it is
>switched off loses about 5% battery life.
>
>Last time a HP tech told me the keys sequence, but unfortunately I've
>forgotten what it was. Never thought I would have to use it again:-((
>
>TIA
>Please remove obvious from email address if emailing.

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 16, 2004 12:51:04 AM

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GasMan <nospampsteel@tesco.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Can someone please tell me the function key sequence at startup to
> enable the battery optimizer.

You didn't say which HP laptop, nor which OS (Why bother with such
'details'? :-(), but on my HP OmniBook vt6200 with Windows XP, it is
(for example) Control Panel -> Power Options -> HP Battery Optimizer.
Or, if the power icon is on the Taskbar, right-click it and select
Adjust Power Properties -> HP Battery Optimizer.

I am not aware of a "function key sequence" for this, but perhaps that
is part of or can be made part of the HP One-Touch facility.

> My HP laptop has been repaired twice
> under warranty and it still has 2 months to go. each time it comes
> back the battery life is abysmal. Disconnecting the mains when it is
> switched off loses about 5% battery life.

5% in how much time?

> Last time a HP tech told me the keys sequence, but unfortunately I've
> forgotten what it was. Never thought I would have to use it again:-((
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December 16, 2004 4:41:36 PM

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<<HP laptop, nor which OS >>

True. I thought it would be the same for all. It is a HP ZE4560US.

Re O/S, what is the point when I am specifically asking for the
sequence on bootup, before it gets anywhere near Windows (XP home
anyway)

I have since discovered that it is F6 when you see prompt for F2 to
enter setup. I have been informed that this was for 'old' laptops by
India, but it obviously applies to new laptops as well.

5% in less than 5 minutes when the m/c is switched off. Literally
moving it from upstatirs to downstairs.

Having run that optimizer now and left it switched off with no mains
for 14 hours it drops to 99%.

On 15 Dec 2004 21:51:04 GMT, Frank Slootweg <this@ddress.is.invalid>
wrote:

>GasMan <nospampsteel@tesco.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can someone please tell me the function key sequence at startup to
>> enable the battery optimizer.
>
> You didn't say which HP laptop, nor which OS (Why bother with such
>'details'? :-(), but on my HP OmniBook vt6200 with Windows XP, it is
>(for example) Control Panel -> Power Options -> HP Battery Optimizer.
>Or, if the power icon is on the Taskbar, right-click it and select
>Adjust Power Properties -> HP Battery Optimizer.
>
> I am not aware of a "function key sequence" for this, but perhaps that
>is part of or can be made part of the HP One-Touch facility.
>
>> My HP laptop has been repaired twice
>> under warranty and it still has 2 months to go. each time it comes
>> back the battery life is abysmal. Disconnecting the mains when it is
>> switched off loses about 5% battery life.
>
> 5% in how much time?
>
>> Last time a HP tech told me the keys sequence, but unfortunately I've
>> forgotten what it was. Never thought I would have to use it again:-((

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 16, 2004 6:30:13 PM

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GasMan <nospampsteel@tesco.net> wrote:
> <<HP laptop, nor which OS >>
>
> True. I thought it would be the same for all. It is a HP ZE4560US.
>
> Re O/S, what is the point when I am specifically asking for the
> sequence on bootup, before it gets anywhere near Windows (XP home
> anyway)

Ah, I see! You said "at startup" (not "bootup") and did not say
anything about not loading the OS. "startup" is a broad term and might
include login (if at all applicable) at which time the power icon is put
in the taskbar. So, no big deal, but I hope you understand why someone
could read something else, than you intended, from what you actually
wrote.

> I have since discovered that it is F6 when you see prompt for F2 to
> enter setup. I have been informed that this was for 'old' laptops by
> India, but it obviously applies to new laptops as well.

Thanks. That also works for my HP OmniBook vt6200.

I don't see what difference (with the power icon) it makes for *your*
situation, but I guess it might be handy for other situations like a
nearly completely 'unoptimized' battery, an OS which does not have the
"Power Options" software, etc..

> 5% in less than 5 minutes when the m/c is switched off. Literally
> moving it from upstatirs to downstairs.
>
> Having run that optimizer now and left it switched off with no mains
> for 14 hours it drops to 99%.

Thanks for the information/update.
December 16, 2004 10:19:18 PM

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Oops I did, and for that I apologise.

On 16 Dec 2004 15:30:13 GMT, Frank Slootweg <this@ddress.is.invalid>
wrote:

>GasMan <nospampsteel@tesco.net> wrote:
>> <<HP laptop, nor which OS >>
>>
>> True. I thought it would be the same for all. It is a HP ZE4560US.
>>
>> Re O/S, what is the point when I am specifically asking for the
>> sequence on bootup, before it gets anywhere near Windows (XP home
>> anyway)
>
> Ah, I see! You said "at startup" (not "bootup") and did not say
>anything about not loading the OS. "startup" is a broad term and might
>include login (if at all applicable) at which time the power icon is put
>in the taskbar. So, no big deal, but I hope you understand why someone
>could read something else, than you intended, from what you actually
>wrote.
>
>> I have since discovered that it is F6 when you see prompt for F2 to
>> enter setup. I have been informed that this was for 'old' laptops by
>> India, but it obviously applies to new laptops as well.
>
> Thanks. That also works for my HP OmniBook vt6200.
>
> I don't see what difference (with the power icon) it makes for *your*
>situation, but I guess it might be handy for other situations like a
>nearly completely 'unoptimized' battery, an OS which does not have the
>"Power Options" software, etc..
>
>> 5% in less than 5 minutes when the m/c is switched off. Literally
>> moving it from upstatirs to downstairs.
>>
>> Having run that optimizer now and left it switched off with no mains
>> for 14 hours it drops to 99%.
>
> Thanks for the information/update.

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