laptop won't boot with battery installed
December 21, 2005 6:08 AM Subscribe
My laptop won't boot with the battery in, even when it's plugged in. Is it dead?
posted by miniape to computers & internet (9 answers total)
It's an HP pavilion, about 1 year old. The batter wasn't holding a charge very long. I followed some instructions I found on the internet to re-calibrate the battery. They said to boot in BIOS, let the laptop run itself down and then charge it back up.
I did all this. Now when I turn my computer on it begins to boot but craps out during the process (shuts off completely), even with the power cord in. If I remove the battery, the computer will boot normally and work fine. Is there a way to get this thing working with the battery still in it? Is there any hope for the battery?