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WARRANTY REPAIR FOR DEAD BATTERY - Cant find instructions on...

Q: WARRANTY REPAIR FOR DEAD BATTERY - Cant find instructions on...

The battery on my HP Pavillion Laptop will not charge and is likely dead. I have gone through all of the troubleshooting steps including: (1) uninstalling and reinstalling the batterty driver, (2) reverting back to a previous restore point and(3) reinstalling Windows 10. None of these steps have work so I concluded that the battery is dead. My product is still under warranty but after an hour on this site, I still cannot determine how to get my battery replaced. Please advise me on where I can request a replacement battery.

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A: WARRANTY REPAIR FOR DEAD BATTERY - Cant find instructions on...

Hi, What is your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/WARRANTY-REPAIR-FOR-DEAD-BATTERY-Cant-find-instructions-on/td-p/5687138
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Warranty-Dead-Pixels/td-p/5798615
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A year ago this month, June 2015, I PURCHASED a  M3800. I emphasize "purchase" as the laptop wasn't shipped until July 20th.    I have had recurring problems with start up from the get go - Sometimes it would start up, sometimes not.  Often times, removing any USB attachments and/or holding down the power button for 10 seconds resolved it.  While it was on, it worked like a champ. LOVED IT!  By Dec 2015 it died. Contacted Dell support, shipped the M3800 back and within 10 days, received my M3800 with a replacement motherboard.  Well, it's now June 21st, 11 days past my warranty  and guess what? DEAD ... Well, not entirely, the power button LED lights up momentarily when I press it.   I've tried multiple solutions, including removing the battery to eliminate static electricity, and still nothing. Any ideas would be seriously appreciated. Thanks heaps! 

A:M3800 Dead?? Won't Power On - 11 Days AFTER warranty expired

Hi THE SUE,
Thank you for writing to us.
Please follow the steps to troubleshooting from below link to isolate the faulty part:
http://dell.to/28LNNJB
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19983666
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Re-Battery-replacement-under-warranty/td-p/5836408
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A:Battery replacement under warranty????

It should be, contact HP and ask, they will want you to run a battery test and get a failure code before they will replace it under warranty. USA  http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html Any other Country http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Battery-replacement-under-warranty/td-p/318031
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Complaint-about-warranty-for-battery/td-p/5801286
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Hi,
my battery recently reported permanent failure, it was under warranty so I contacted Dell support to request a replacement. I've provided all the necessary information and had also ran some diagnostics, the person I was in contact with was happy with all the information provided and informed me that they'll send me a replacement.
Few days later he messaged me the below. I'm not quite sure why they need my whole laptop for this, I'm not really happy to have it collected and kept by them for what I can imagine will be several days if not  weeks. Is this a normal course of action for faulty battery?
"I forgot to tell you that the warranty on the system is Collect and Return, which means we have to collect that system and have that fully diagnosed and checked through our repair team. "
 Thanks.

A:Replacement of battery under warranty

It depends on the system you have.  If the battery isn't user-removeable (i.e., it's inside the system rather than easily removed by sliding a latch externally),it's not a user repair and you will need to return the system to the depot for service.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19974885
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A:Is battery warranty worth it?

I was wondering the same, I believe its a one time sealed battery replacement for any reason (inop, wear & tear)

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Tablet-and/Is-battery-warranty-worth-it/td-p/3287126
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A:Out of Warranty Repair (UK)

Is the damage confined to the keyboard? That is not expensive or difficult and just about any computer shop should be able to handle it and it is even possible in many cases to do it yourself.  Please let us know if you want to try replacement. If not the best way to go about it is to procure the part and take it and the laptop to a local shop.  Where are you located in the UK? See pages 74-77 of the Manual here: Service Manual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuovxquGRFk The video is also useful. Removal of the keyboard part stops at about 7:50.  Post back with any more questions. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Out-of-Warranty-Repair-UK/td-p/5719947
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A:Motherboard not charging battery or battery dead

Batteries are consumables... They should always be changed first if a charging problem appears
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/motherboard-not-charging-battery-or-battery-dead.91756/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T540p-warranty-repair-no-ETA/td-p/3341550
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Warranty-repair-failed/td-p/3475657
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Send-to-repair-under-warranty/td-p/5836177
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Pavilion-13-x360-PC-just-days-out-of-warranty-and-battery/td-p/5642537
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-under-warranty-repair-at-QSL-Sydney-Australia-FAILS/td-p/3321698
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Who has ever sent their computers in for a repair when it's under warranty to the manufacturer's repair center?

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Acer says its a hardware problem.

A:Computer Repair Under Warranty Question?

I bought an Acer Aspire T310 desktop machine (the first time I'd purchased an Acer product) in early 2006, which had a faulty DVD/CD burner. I contacted the repair centre and they assured me that if i sent it in they'd replace the drive.

The service centre was (and is) about 80km away, and it so happened that I'd be in that vicinity on business in a few days, so I arranged to drop it off then. I did so, and then went off to conduct other business.

When I returned several hours later, it was ready, with a new drive fitted, at no cost due to the warranty.

Obviously in my case I virtually eliminated any chance of damage-in-transit, but I certainly can't complain about the service I received from Acer.

Interestingly, having owned seven Acers over the years (I currently own three - one desktop and two laptops) that was the only time I've had an issue of any kind, with any of them.

Needless to say, my next machine will probably also be an Acer.


Wenda.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/57945-computer-repair-under-warranty-question.html
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A:How do I correct defective warranty repair?

We can only offer sympathy. This Forum has no access to warranty decision making. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-do-I-correct-defective-warranty-repair/td-p/5815234
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Battery-stopped-working-month-after-warranty-period-was-over/td-p/5854512
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T450s-built-in-battery-health-check-and-warranty/td-p/3436626
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I have spoken to John Lewis and they say that if we take it into them, they will send off to Dell for repair and that, due to the Data Protection Act, whatever the problem is with the laptop they will wipe my hard drive??????

A:XPS 13 9350 can I open sealed battery unit under warranty???

Hello!  On most models of computers that Dell sells, they allow you to add or remove parts to suit your needs as long as you do not damage them.  You can find the service manual for your laptop here. As for what John Lewis' policies are I'm not sure as I've never heard of them.  Dell will do testing on the battery and motherboard as well as other components based on your issues when they receive the laptop.
As for data, its always a good idea to back up your hard drive.  There are generic steps that companies take when diagnosing computers and other devices and sometimes that requires reloading the OS and other software components to have a 'clean slate', as such they would wipe your hard drive.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19988301
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-acting-with-intent-to-harm-to-get-out-of-warranty-repair/td-p/5611881
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19993353
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I hope this query makes sense.

Notebook going in for warranty servicing, replacement of fan.

I wish to store VHP system and Vista setup information on an external HDD.

Has anyone found a freeware or workaround to allow me to save and then restore my Vista settings and programs to a new default install of Vista?

I understand when my notebook is returned with a new fan, VHP will be at factory default status.

Files, documents and the like will already be on a backup HDD via Sync Toy 2.0.
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Am more concerned about the Vista setup and other aspects such as Windows Mail. Contacts, Windows Calendar, etc.

Will I have to reinstall all my programs and the like?

Suggestion welcome, use detailed instructions however, please.

Thanks in advance, Robert

A:Warranty repair and backup for Vista Home Premium (VHP)

I guess I am not sure what you are asking. You can make a backup image of your computer, or back up individual parts. I am assuming you know that.

So what exactly is your question?

~Lordbob

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/204806-warranty-repair-backup-vista-home-premium-vhp.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Warranty-repair-on-new-T460-taking-a-long-time/td-p/3330790
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/How-do-I-find-out-if-my-computer-is-still-under-warranty/td-p/5786165
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A:How do I find out if my computer is still under warranty?

Here>> Warranty Status Check   In order to look up the status, you'll need to enter your serial number and model number. The Serial Number (s/n) is a ten-digit alpha-numeric number that is unique to your product.The Product Number (p/n) is a six or seven-digit alpha-numeric number that identifies your product. If there is a pound sign (#) or a dash (-) in the p/n, enter only the letters and numbers before the # or - sign.Both numbers can be found on the Universal Product Code (UPC) or Service Tag sticker located on the back, side, or bottom of your product.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/How-do-I-find-out-if-my-computer-is-still-under-warranty/td-p/1083949
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/emerson-switchboard-where-to-find-instructions-on-using.439047/
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Please give us the exact problem you're experiencing if there is one.

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A:battery dead

Welcome to the Forum!
Leaving your laptop plugged in the entire time will dramatically decrease your battery life., and so it isn't the best thing to do..

Good luck!
Nommy

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/282541-battery-dead.html
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A:dead battery

have a read here
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-battery.1046499/
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A:Thinkpad 460 - battery dead?

I don't recommend taking apart a new laptop that is under warranty.  You need to call support or return it

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-460-battery-dead/td-p/3309002
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/G50-45-is-dead-and-the-battery-won-t-charge/td-p/3415913
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A:Solved: Took little battery out, now its dead

is this now solved ?
IF not would you click on the button at the top of the post "mark unsolved"

taking the battery out of the motherboard has reset the bios- it may need reconfiguring for that motherboard
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-took-little-battery-out-now-its-dead.934062/
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A:Dead Dell Battery

Yes, it happens. It depends on the battery, and whether you cycle it from full to dead often or not. The e1505 is also a budget model that eats battery life. If you want battery life, I would suggest that you get get an ultralight, not a low-end dell. =/

Sometimes freezing the battery will help... but make sure it's in a sealed bag with no moisture if you try it. You don't want to short it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-dell-battery.683646/
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A:Dead battery mu06 hp

I would imagine that the battery is really dead. The firmware inside it does not like it going that flat.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-battery-mu06-hp.1154562/
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A:Laptop Battery dead?

and???

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/1Yr-Old-Elitebook-And-Battery-Seems-To-Be-Dead/td-p/5816407
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A:UPS Battery dead - APC UPS 1000

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ups-battery-dead-apc-ups-1000.430987/
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A:Dead Internal Battery

The most common MB battery is a CR-2032 Lithium. Usually found at most Drug stores, WalMart, etc. Arround $2. That would be a cheap test to try first.

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A:laptop - running with a dead battery

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-running-with-a-dead-battery.832139/
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A:laptop battery dead all of a sudden

Sounds like a typical laptop battery failure to me. Dell only warranties its laptop batteries for one year so it sounds like you got plenty of use out of yours. Try buying a new battery if you want to use the laptop without the ac adapter. Lots of places to get them on the net.

http://www.batterytown.com/product_p/btlco38m.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-battery-dead-all-of-a-sudden.289334/
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A:thinkpad t23 won't use ac adapter battery dead now

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/thinkpad-t23-wont-use-ac-adapter-battery-dead-now.690066/
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A:Battery goes dead - system does not boot up to where it was before

It could be the battery itself is worn or faulty. Usually when it goes into hibernate it saves enough power to keep files in memory. But if you lose power completly it will just shut off.

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I bought an HP Active pen and really only played around with it a little. It sat unused in the laptop case and in less than a month, the battery was completely dead. Very annoying since they're impossible to find. I eventually made my way to a Microsoft store to buy replacements. Do I need to store the pen with the battery removed? I don't see myself using the pen much because it requires too much pressure for anything to happen. Not a natural way of writing.

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Im looking for the location of the cmos battery on my fujitsu siemens amilo D 8820 laptop,basically so I can change it, as it appears to be dead!
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thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amilo-buffer-battery-dead.137176/
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I've never had a laptop before. How does it normally behave if the battery is dead?

I opened the Sony Viao FX215. Turned it on. Got initial startup screen. Pressed F2 (wanted to check out the BIOS before anything else). Moved right to "Advanced" and down to I/O, then moved to Parallel Port.

At that moment it turned itself off. Using the power button does absolutely nothing. Don't have a charger here so I can't check to see if its the battery.

Is this the way it acts when the battery has gone dead?
 

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The laptop will not charge unless the battery goes completely dead and the laptop turns off.  If I plug in the adapter it will then charge.  If I remove the adapter it will not charge.

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i have a Toshiba Equium P200D-139 and for the last year or so the battery seems to be dead (so i think).

the laptop will only work with the charger plugged in and if the charger is pulled out then the laptop shuts off.

in windows it says its plugged in but not charging and the charge level is zero %.
the ac power light is on to say i have it plugged in, but the battery light does not come on.

if i pull the battery out and reinsert it with the laptop plugged in, the battery light stays on for about 2 seconds then goes back out again.

is this just a dead battery because before all this happend the battery use to drain from 100% to 0% in around 2 minutes.

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A:Equium P200D-139 - battery seems to be dead

> the laptop will only work with the charger plugged in and if the charger is pulled out then the laptop shuts off.

Yes, this looks like the battery needs to be replaced.
My 6 years old battery is dead too.
It charges and indicates that its fully charged but after about 1 min of usage the battery is fully empty?

That?s nothing unusual?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71952-Equium-P200D-139-battery-seems-to-be-dead
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Hi all,

I finally hooked up my new laptop to a router so I could "unplug" it and go wireless. Well I did it all successfully. My computer came up for about 10 minutes then it went off... When I tried to restart it the little light for the battery flashes. It says my battery is 100%. So I don't understand. I thought it it was using power via the router why should the battery power matter? I am very confused. If anyone could explain this to me I'd appreciate it. Meanwhile, I just plugged everything back in and things are working fine. Could my battery be dead (even though it's never run on the battery?)

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A:Updating bios with a dead battery on a TP i Series...

Do you need the newer BIOS that bad that you'd risk bricking the laptop?

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Updating-bios-with-a-dead-battery-on-a-TP-i-Series-1721-2627-721/td-p/50201
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The IBM Thinkpad won't let me flash the Bios without a fully charged batteyr. My battery has completely went to crap so i always have to plug it in. Ive been having some bad on and off memory dump blue screen problems and see that my Bios is way outta date. I want to know how I can flash it without having it run off of a battery, but while having it plugged in. any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:How do I update BIOS on my ThinkPad with a dead Battery?

I have an about 3 y/o ThinkPad. It has been few times that I have called support center in my country and recieved professional help without any cost, despite they said in the machine voice that "any support after 30 of perchase will be charged"; they are nice when you have a short question like this.

Try them; call your local IBM or Lenovo support center!

Good luck,
R Jade
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-update-bios-on-my-thinkpad-with-a-dead-battery.734840/
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 57687 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAYAA
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Hi:

My CMOS battery is dead and I've yet to open and replace. I keep the time set correctly manually. Would this cause the computer to operate as if in slow motion?

I've run several CPU speed checks and all report over double the 1.73 GHz, sometimes as high as 2.8 GHz.

Any and all advice or comments will be appreciated.

Thanks, Robert