Second battery on laptop...

Posted: 11-29-2007, 07:50 PM
I have an HP / Compaq nc6230 laptop. I installed an 8-cell "travel battery"
(external), which fit well, but now Windows Vista is telling me that "Battery
2" is not installed. I've searched the power options, rebooted and even went
into BIOS to see if I needed to set something, to no avail.

What can I do in Vista to make it recognize the new 2nd battery??
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richpit

Second battery on laptop...


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David B.
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Re: Second battery on laptop...
Posted: 11-29-2007, 08:02 PM
How does this battery attach to the laptop power wise?

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"richpit" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have an HP / Compaq nc6230 laptop. I installed an 8-cell "travel
>battery"
> (external), which fit well, but now Windows Vista is telling me that
> "Battery
> 2" is not installed. I've searched the power options, rebooted and even
> went
> into BIOS to see if I needed to set something, to no avail.
>
> What can I do in Vista to make it recognize the new 2nd battery??
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> richpit

richpit
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Re: Second battery on laptop...
Posted: 11-29-2007, 08:59 PM
There's a connector on the bottom of the laptop that it plugs into. Then
it's held on via a couple of clips.
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"David B." wrote:
> How does this battery attach to the laptop power wise?
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> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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> "richpit" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:EE3CE616-09F6-4E49-98AB-4C36A29C0CAF@microso[email protected]..
> >I have an HP / Compaq nc6230 laptop. I installed an 8-cell "travel
> >battery"
> > (external), which fit well, but now Windows Vista is telling me that
> > "Battery
> > 2" is not installed. I've searched the power options, rebooted and even
> > went
> > into BIOS to see if I needed to set something, to no avail.
> >
> > What can I do in Vista to make it recognize the new 2nd battery??
> > --
> > richpit
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>
>
BENAGLIA
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Re: Second battery on laptop...
Posted: 11-30-2007, 06:58 PM
I remember reading, in another forum!, something about external batteries
being recognized as Docking Stations. Will try and find the post and advise.

AndyB

"richpit" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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>I have an HP / Compaq nc6230 laptop. I installed an 8-cell "travel
>battery"
> (external), which fit well, but now Windows Vista is telling me that
> "Battery
> 2" is not installed. I've searched the power options, rebooted and even
> went
> into BIOS to see if I needed to set something, to no avail.
>
> What can I do in Vista to make it recognize the new 2nd battery??
> --
> richpit
richpit
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Re: Second battery on laptop...
Posted: 11-30-2007, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the effort, but the issue seems to have resolved itself. Short of
me packing up the laptop, taking it home and bringing it back to work today,
I did nothing. But, upon booting up this AM, the 2nd battery is recognized.
Weird.

Thanks anyway!!

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richpit


"BENAGLIA" wrote:
> I remember reading, in another forum!, something about external batteries
> being recognized as Docking Stations. Will try and find the post and advise.
>
> AndyB
>
> "richpit" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
> news:[email protected]..
> >I have an HP / Compaq nc6230 laptop. I installed an 8-cell "travel
> >battery"
> > (external), which fit well, but now Windows Vista is telling me that
> > "Battery
> > 2" is not installed. I've searched the power options, rebooted and even
> > went
> > into BIOS to see if I needed to set something, to no avail.
> >
> > What can I do in Vista to make it recognize the new 2nd battery??
> > --
> > richpit
>
>
BENAGLIA
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Re: Second battery on laptop...
Posted: 11-30-2007, 07:22 PM
Blame the weather! Great happy you managed to sort it some way

AndyB

"richpit" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:[email protected]..
> Thanks for the effort, but the issue seems to have resolved itself. Short
> of
> me packing up the laptop, taking it home and bringing it back to work
> today,
> I did nothing. But, upon booting up this AM, the 2nd battery is
> recognized.
> Weird.
>
> Thanks anyway!!
>
> --
> richpit
>
>
> "BENAGLIA" wrote:
>
>> I remember reading, in another forum!, something about external batteries
>> being recognized as Docking Stations. Will try and find the post and
>> advise.
>>
>> AndyB
>>
>> "richpit" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
>> news:[email protected]..
>> >I have an HP / Compaq nc6230 laptop. I installed an 8-cell "travel
>> >battery"
>> > (external), which fit well, but now Windows Vista is telling me that
>> > "Battery
>> > 2" is not installed. I've searched the power options, rebooted and
>> > even
>> > went
>> > into BIOS to see if I needed to set something, to no avail.
>> >
>> > What can I do in Vista to make it recognize the new 2nd battery??
>> > --
>> > richpit
>>
>>
 
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