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  1. Posts : 1,621
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    Try3, looks like it is open chassis time? I wonder if a local computer fixit could fix the problem and charge only a reasonable part and labor amount?
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       #12

    RolandJS said:
    Try3, looks like it is open chassis time? I wonder if a local computer fixit could fix the problem and charge only a reasonable part and labor amount?
    With the age and state of the computer I would probably just replace it if it comes to that as batteries aren't cheap and if going to put out as much as I have been seeing this battery will cost might as well just replace the system.
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    RolandJS said:
    Try3, looks like it is open chassis time? I wonder if a local computer fixit could fix the problem and charge only a reasonable part and labor amount?
    The OP seems to be capable of removing a few screws so there would not seem to be any point in paying somebody else to do so.

    Once the battery is removed, the OP will be able to identify any remaining symptoms.
    - If there are no remaining symptoms then the computer can continue to be used albeit always on mains power.
    - I agree that spending money on a new battery for an old computer can be a waste. I have two perfectly good batteries with each of two old computers that are themselves beyond use now. But each battery was only about 10-15 because they are standard removeable ones rather than the 70 my spare [internal] battery for my current main laptop cost me.

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  4. Posts : 1,621
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    Guys, you are right as rain, battery replacement is expensive these days! Normally, a laptop can run with just the ac adapter, however if BIOS is complaining about the battery, a work-around is needed.
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    I'm not that familiar with an HP Omen Laptop but I can tell you about an experience I had with an old Dell Studio 1747.

    Dell has this wonderful feature whereby a data stream from the charger must reach the laptop in order to authenticate the charger as being an official OEM device and then activate charging of the battery. If this data stream is interrupted, the battery will not charge and maintains the current level of charge, ie 92%.

    In my case, I had determined that the center conductor pin from the charger (data line) was making intermittent connection through the jack on the PC case and to the mobo. While monitoring the 'BatteryBar' icon, with everything connected, I very delicately manipulated the connecter, carefully not moving the cord, until the BatteryBar icon illuminated and turned blue.


    By wedging an old mouse under the connecter, I was able to restore the ability to fully charge the battery and the laptop is back in business.

    If the only problem with the laptop, is battery related, personally I'd fix it and use it for testing or whatever else. I still have that old Dell Studio (circa 2008) with clean installed 1909 recently, in early December. The battery is on #2 and a marginal quality battery.

    It does have 8GB RAM and after a recently installed 256GB SSD. It boots in about 15 seconds.

    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 08 Mar 2021 at 12:53.
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  6. Posts : 1,621
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    W10Tweaker, your post is grey lettering on white, can you edit it and make black lettering on white?
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    RolandJS said:
    W10Tweaker, your post is grey lettering on white, can you edit it and make black lettering on white?

    Thanks Roland, I'm not certain how that happened. I changed text colour to black, is that better?

    I use Dark Theme on Vivaldi with a Dark Reader extension. It's much easier on the eyes and laptop battery.
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    It might be my chromebook is acting badly with that theme. So far, all I can see is light grey lettering on white background. Let's see what others have to say, maybe they have a solution for me :)
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    RolandJS said:
    It might be my chromebook is acting badly with that theme. So far, all I can see is light grey lettering on white background. Let's see what others have to say, maybe they have a solution for me :)

    Maybe you need to start a new thread.




    Can you read my posts Dave 1776?
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  10. Posts : 1,621
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    "Maybe you need to start a new thread." Naw, finally, all I did was highlite your post and then I could read it plainly.
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