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HP nc4010 charges battery, doesn't see it though

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November 19, 2007 7:06:39 PM

I have a used HP nc4010 laptop that successfully charges a battery but it will not recognize it for use. Laptop only runs on AC power.

Any ideas? :hello: 

NOTE: there are no bent pins in the battery or battery bay. Everything looks normal.

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December 6, 2007 6:47:40 AM

So your laptop dies the moment you take off the AC power? Your battery might be at the end of it's life and need replacement. I had a used Fujitsu Siemens that charged the battery to full capacity and died the moment you take the AC power off.
December 7, 2007 3:11:57 PM

Exactly! Hmmmmm... that's strange, but worth a try. I can get another one from a friend. Thanks for the tip!
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