How to Replace Battery in an HP nc6000 Laptop

By Daniel Barrows

  • Overview

    The HP nc6000 is a feature-rich laptop designed to meet the needs of the modern business individual on the go. In its standard configuration, the nc6000 comes equipped with a 1.8 GHz Pentium M processor, 512 MB of DDR SDRAM, an ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 graphics processor, 60 GB of hard drive space, a combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM and a 14.1-inch XGA TFT display. The HP nc6000 also features a removable lithium ion battery capable of powering the device for five hours of standard use; if you are away from a power outlet for an extended period of time, you can add extra hours of use to your nc6000 by replacing your dead battery with a charged one.
    • Step 1

      Turn off your laptop; alternatively, put it into Hibernate mode by pressing both the "Fn" and "F3" keys.
    • Step 2

      Turn your laptop over. Locate the battery release hatch on the bottom of the laptop, near the Mini PCI compartment.

    • Step 3

      Slide and hold the battery release latch in place while you pull the old battery out of the battery bay. Set the old battery aside.
    • Step 4

      Align the new battery with the battery bay. Slide the new battery into place until it is firmly seated.
    • Step 5

      Return your laptop to an upright position and turn it on (if in Hibernate mode, briefly press the "power" button to make the laptop ready for use). The replacement procedure is now complete.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy
    • Tip: Keep your fully charged batteries in a cool place when not in use; this will slow the natural depletion of the stored charge.
    • Tip: Recalibrate your batteries every month by allowing them to fully deplete an entire charge prior to recharging. Prior to battery depletion, open the Performance and Maintenance control panel in Windows, select "Power Options" and disable the Hibernate function.
    • Tip: You can check the charge status of your batteries from within the Performance and Maintenance control panel; select "Power Options" and click on the "Power Meter" tab.
    • Tip: Conserving power is a good way to extend the use of your batteries when no replacements are available; lower your screen's brightness, remove any CDs or DVDs, turn off wireless capabilities and disconnect any peripheral devices.
    • Warning:
    • Do not dispose of dead laptop batteries in the trash. Use the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's website to find a recycling location near you (see Resources below).
    • Do not attempt to bring your laptop out of Hibernate mode if the battery carries a low charge; instead, replace the battery or connect the laptop to an AC adapter.

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