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HP G61 408CA not charging..

by lonewolf11 / April 22, 2013 1:59 AM PDT

When I plug power cord adapter in the light beside where I plug it in which is usually solid is blinking, battery is not charging .

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This 2009 laptop should have a worn out battery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 2:04 AM PDT

The battery looks to be the common 300 cycle battery so try the usual reset noted in the CNET Laptop Troubleshooting forum but at this age the battery is well past it's expected lifespan. If you didn't replace it at about 2 years and it fails in a particular way it can damage the onboard battery circuits and you are looking at replacing the battery and the motherboard.

If the charger is not from HP, it's expected to not charge.
Bob

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battery was replaced
by lonewolf11 / April 22, 2013 3:19 AM PDT

The battery was replaced last may 2012

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Then try the generic reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: battery was replaced

It's noted in the top/welcome post in the CNET Laptop Trouble Shooting forum.

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Tried reset
by lonewolf11 / April 22, 2013 6:21 AM PDT

Did reset laptop will not turn on when battery is removed

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It should not turn on
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Tried reset

The generic reset is what it is. It's a simple procedure to get out of many odd situations. It is not a cure all but something I've seen folk pay 120 bucks for a shop to perform. Amazing.

So, let's recap.

1. Perform the generic reset.
2. Slip in the battery as noted in the writeup and then apply AC but do not turn on the laptop.

Does the charge light come on and does it charge up?

At no time do I turn on the PC as this is all about checking the charging and not to involve any OS or windows.
Bob

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When ac plugged in
by lonewolf11 / April 22, 2013 6:56 AM PDT
In reply to: It should not turn on

When ac is plugged in the light beside it flashes whereas normally it was a solid white light, and previously i had left it 'charging' but it hadnt charged when i powered up the laptop, it was still at 13 percent .

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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: When ac plugged in

But I thought I was clear. This is to test the charging and exclude windows, driver issues.

It looks like I failed and you need to take it in for repair.
Bob

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