Solved

COMPAQ ARMADA 4120 battery problem

Posted on 1998-09-05
3
432 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I have COMPAQ ARMADA 4120 Notebook... with 16M RAM and WIN95

When connected to 220V AC power my Armada is working OK, but
when I try to work on DC battery power it's dead!!
and yesterday it worked just fine, but today the battery problem apeared...
in Control Panel, Battery Settings... it says that the battery is 90% full...
the battery is: 14.4V, placed on the back side in the special plastic case...

HELP!!!
0
Comment
Question by:sleepwalkie
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ACScomm
ID: 1124503
Take the battery out of the machine, clean the contacts and insert it back in.
if you still got the same problem ( and you have only one battery ) try to replace it at the shop you bought the computer.
( I assume you have only one battery... )
0
 

Author Comment

by:sleepwalkie
ID: 1124504
Cleaning the contacts didn't help, and I'm not in the position to change battery.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
MATTCEI earned 150 total points
ID: 1124505
It looks like the system is seeing the battery output (WIN reports 90%),but rejecting it as too low.This would indicate a hardware problem in the notebook's battery-state sensing circuitry,OR another (probably from COMPAQ) battery sensing program.Are any unknown programs running?

But first,lets definately rule out the battery.They all have a thermal fuse in them that can stick open.Can you get your hands on a voltmeter? If not,a 12 volt automobile rear light bulb (stop,turn,or backup) will do - your local food store probably has them,at < $1.00.If the batt is ok,it should light up brightly,and the glass should get warm after a few seconds.
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning …
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question