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replace battery or buy one?

by angi1981 / January 22, 2012 6:08 PM PST

hello friends,my hp pavilion dv6 laptop stopped charging its bttery about an year ago and still im using my laptop when its pluged in.(if i forgot to plug in it will shut down in few SECONDS)
so i want to know is it safe to use my laptop every day with non recharging battery?(however i have used it everyday for an year with this problem by plugging it until i use).

secondly what is best and worth? replace a battery now or buy a new laptop?what do you recomend?
pls help me,all answers are appreciated!!

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Yes it is safe
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 6:19 PM PST

but that might not be the case. The thing about laptops is, with battery backup if there is ever a mains power cut, the battery takes over immediately and you don't lose your work, or cause other problems with an unexpected shutdown.

So my own advice is, get a replacement battery as soon as possible. Since the incidences of laptop batteries catching fire some years ago when cheap replacement batteries were being used, the recommendation is to get batteries approved by the maker only, and not cheap 3rd party batteries. They may not be safe.

Why would you want to get a new laptop if this one is working well otherwise? Only you can decide that.


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by angi1981 / May 4, 2012 3:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes it is safe

thanks Mark for your help.

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by ianmagic2 / November 28, 2012 10:14 AM PST

you would better buy a new one , that not safe

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