We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

tablet PC battery / charger issues

Medium Priority
555 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
my computer is having issues with staying on. It's an HP/Compaq tablet, tc4200.

The battery has been getting progressively worse and I always have to keep it plugged in.  While plugged in though often it will flash back and forth between the charger and the battery symbol.  Sometimes when I play around with the  power cord it stays charging.  

Now it just starts randomly going into hibernation even when it says its plugged in.  

If the battery is kaput will this affect the usage even when plugged in ? That's my assumption, I'm thinking / hoping a new battery will fix it. Right now I can't get it to stay on more than a minute while plugged in.
Comment
Watch Question

Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Author

Commented:
flubbster, ok, thank you.

Author

Commented:
it's probably time for a new battery, anyway, it's 5 years old.
CERTIFIED EXPERT

Commented:
Time for a new computer!  Surprised your hard drive lasted this long.  Mine average 18-24months with daily commutes and running 18-24hrs/day.
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Author

Commented:
aleghart, donations welcome ! overall it's running well.

jamietoner, good idea, thanks !

Author

Commented:
took out battery and it works fine now, just have to be careful not to pull the plug. So time for a new battery (and maybe a new hard drive . . . )

Author

Commented:
oh, sorry, any recommendations where to buy laptop batteries ? Thanks.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.