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Will start the laptop up but won't charge the battery
on September 16, 2013
I got two of these for my kids computers, bare HP dv4 models.It seems they were shipped quickly but by the time time I was able to test them it was too late to return. They were lost in my building mailroom for several weeks.Anyhow,these AC adapters worked enough to keep the computers running, but they will not charge the batteries for more than a minute. I tried leaving it plugged in with the laptop turned off but even then it would not charge. I tried both chargers on my dv6 and it booted and the battery icon showed it was plugged in but not charging-then my laptop abruptly shut off. It did this for both adapters. When I plugged in my original charger everything was running normally again. All three computers work well on my adapter but none work with these new ones. It appears the voltage output is slightly lower than required so I would not recommend them. I just threw money away once again by falling for a low price. Lesson learned- If the price is too low there is likely a good reason for it.Problem is, I'm disabled, so my income is much less than it once was and I can no longer afford to pay retail prices, but also cannot afford to keep losing money on junk items.