Thursday, January 22, 2015

Laptop Batteries - Not Equal

Here's a precaution if you are out buying a replacement laptop battery.  I decide it was time to replace the battery on om HP DV6-2190US laptop.  Checked on line the availability of the battery with the local Interstate Battery store.  They had them (both the standard and the high capacity batteries).

Since I was out doing errands anyway, drove to town and bought a battery.  Had the laptop with me, just had removed the battery to replace it.  When I got home, I plugged in the laptop, connecting to the charger.  I wanted a full charge on the new battery.

Several days when I went to use the laptop, the machine did not boot.  Would not power up!  Plugged it in and ran OK.  Search the troubleshoot information.  The power like on the laptop was blinking - indicates a bad or no battery.

Called the local Interested battery store.  They reported that this is not uncommon.  Re-manufactured batteries may or may not run in my HP Laptop.  Made another trip to town for refund to exchange the battery.  Brought the laptop into the store to explain my problem.  The store clerk grabbed a different battery off the shelf - it works.

So, the bottom line - just because your laptop needs replacement, bring the machine with you and make sure the battery runs the laptop.  All replacement batteries are not equal!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hillsboro Main Street

Storefronts on Main Street Hillsboro, NM    January 25, 2014

Screwed up with the camera settings - leaving settings from previous photo.  Thanks to ACR, I was able to pull out the files for HDR processing.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/5.6 at 1/4000 sec   Aperture Priority  31.0mm  ISO 1600   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom 2 Pro and stylized with Topaz Glow

Gano Elevator

Abandoned elevators are common sights along the main roads of central Kansas.  January 20, 2014

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens  f/6.3 at 1/500 sec  Aperture Priority  57.0mm  ISO 100  Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, -0.0, -2.0 EV) processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom 2 Pro, cropped from the original and stylized with Topaz Glow