Care and Maintenance Tips for an HP Pavilion DV4000 Laptop Battery
Posted Dec 19 2013 6:34am
Essentially, an HP Pavilion DV4000 laptop requires an original HP Pavilion DV4000 battery for it to perform optimally. The Pavilion DV4000 Laptop batteries are manufactured from various chemical compounds which vary among all the different types of laptops in the market. Specifically, an original HP Pavilion DV4000 battery is a 6-cell, 4400mAh Li-ion battery and weighs about 310.00 grams.
Understanding the problems associated with the HP Pavilion DV4000 battery
This high-capacity rechargeable battery for HP Pavilion DV4000 is fully compatible with and a replacement for OEM HP battery and features the latest Li-ion battery technology for higher capacity and faster recharging time. With proper care and maintenance, the battery ought to serve for a minimum of five years. However, the HP Pavilion DV4000 laptop battery may have a defect if it does mot power on the machine and if it does not hold charge. Its LED indicator, located near the power icon, either always blinks or it does not glow at all. Another indicator of a defect in the battery is that the device only operates correctly when it is connected to the AC adapter.
When the battery is properly connected to the DV4000 adapter but fails to charge, then it could be as a result of the adapter failure, a battery failure or a system board failure. This will force you to troubleshoot the power supply, the system board and the battery in order to correct the failure. Check your notebook manual for the various steps to be followed to perform such the three diagnostic procedures.
Care and maintenance
Never leave your HP power adapter for Pavilion DV4000 and battery plugged into an electric outlet for an extended period of time after you have completed using your machine. This is a common mistake made by individuals, especially those who use their laptops as desktop replacements. Leaving the adapter plugged into a power socket maintains an air of electricity which has serious consequences such as causing damage to the interior components of the HP charger thereby rendering it useless.
It is also important to condition the battery for HP Pavilion DV4000 to help you slow down the process of wear and tear. Once you start using the battery, you’ll realize that the required time for charging it and its life gradually reduces. Therefore, conditioning it frequently will help refresh and maintain the Li-ions and battery cells at optimal levels all the time. Conditioning is usually done by leaving the machine on (ensure no program is running) till all the charge in it is consumed and the laptop dies off and then charging it again fully. A new laptop battery for HP requires at least two conditioning cycles before it attains its full capacity.
In addition, it is necessary to adjust the power plan settings for your laptop so as to get the most out of it. A power plan is a collection of system settings and hardware that manages how your computer utilizes the available power. A good power plan will help you maximize system performance, save energy and achieve the balance between the two. There are so many support features online where you can learn how to manage the power plans depending on the kind of Windows OS you use on your Pavilion DV4000 laptop.