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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2011
I'm very happy with this battery. My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ60. I'm able to use my computer now, using just the battery, for at least four hours and without changing the power settings to prolong battery use. My old battery used to give me only 1 1/2 hours of work time, if I was lucky, when I selected battery saving options (like dimming the screen, PC going to sleep sooner.) After a year and a half of using this laptop, the original battery stopped holding a charge at all. During startup I got a message saying the battery would not charge, suggested I get a new one, and Windows wouldn't load until I clicked OK. I ran an HP battery utility and improved the battery time to 15 minutes and got rid of the red X over the battery indicator. The new replacement battery has "extended" capacity, so it's physically larger than the battery that came with my laptop. It still fits in the battery slot, it's just taller (not wider.) The new battery elevates my computer in the back and there are two little pads on the bottom of it. This lifts the back of my laptop to a good angle for typing and must improve air flow for the fan. Before, the fan just blew right onto the table surface because I don't use a cooler.