HP 9000 800/G40 battery?/cable

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Wed Jan 30 15:33:08 2002

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Christopher Smith wrote:

> Ok, when I turn the system on afterwards, all lights -- including the
> battery charging light -- flash. I've assumed that this is just a
> test. In that case, shouldn't the batteries need recharged, and the
> battery light stay on for a while after this? It does not.

What's the age of this machine? Most rechargeable battery technologies are
only good for 5-10 years, and after that they start to leak and damage
surrounding metals. If this system uses NiCads or Sealed Lead Acid
batteries, they should be replaced right away. If it uses Cyclon Sealed
Lead Acid batteries, those are usually good for about 15 years, but after
about 10, they really should be replaced anyway.

Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 15:33:08 GMT

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