How to Find HP Laptop Battery Model Number

Get the info you need for servicing and replacement

What to Know

  • Least intrusive method: Pick a compatible battery based on your HP laptop's model number either on the case or in Control Panel.
  • Use the HP Laptop Battery Finder to find the exact battery type.
  • More intrusive method: Remove the bottom case of your laptop and look at the battery itself.

This article will explain how to find the battery model number for your HP laptop. Then, we'll go through a couple of ways to determine which hardware will work with your specific model of computer.

How Do I Know Which Battery to Buy for My HP Laptop?

You'll need to know what kind of battery is in your HP laptop when you need to buy a replacement or spare. You won't necessarily buy the same type of battery that came with your HP laptop when you go to get a replacement. You can get one based on the computer model you have or by looking at the actual battery.

How to Find a Battery Model from the Laptop Model

If you don't know the exact model number of your HP laptop, the easiest way to find it is to look at the computer itself. Some fine print or a sticker will contain the information you need.

The model number on an HP laptop

If you can't read the model number or the sticker is missing, follow these steps on the laptop:

  1. Open the Start menu.

    The Start menu in Windows 10
  2. Click Settings.

    Settings in Windows 10
  3. Select System.

    System in Windows 10 settings
  4. Scroll down the left pane and click About.

    About in Windows 10 System settings
  5. Your model number will appear under Device Specifications.

    The model number of an HP laptop on the Windows 10 About screen

Once you've found your model number, you can do a web search for it and "battery." Alternatively, you can use a tool on HP's website to get the information you need.

  1. Navigate to the HP Laptop Battery Finder page.

  2. At the top of the menu, click the tab for the family of laptop you own.

    Laptop type tabs on the HP Laptop Battery Finder page
  3. Find your specific type of laptop in the left column, and note the corresponding item(s) in the Compatible Battery section next to it.

    A Laptop type and Compatible Battery in the HP Laptop Battery Finder
  4. Search for that type of battery in the online store of your choice.

How to Find an HP Laptop Battery Model on the Battery

If you're planning on replacing the battery yourself, you can check the battery's model number. Of course, the specifics of accessing your laptop's internal components will differ based on the model, but here's a general description of how it works.

You can get complete instructions by downloading the product manual on HP's support website.

Because this method is more invasive and risky than the previous one, only use it if you're comfortable with removing the battery.

  1. Power down your computer and unplug both the charging cord and any connected devices if you have any.

  2. Turn the laptop over.

  3. If necessary, carefully remove the rubber feet to reveal screws.

    If your laptop has strip-style rubber feet, remove them slowly and carefully; they can tear easily.

  4. Remove all of the screws attaching the bottom plate to the laptop. This hardware usually requires a 00 Phillips screwdriver.

    Keep track of which screws you remove from which holes, as they may be different lengths. You'll need to make sure you return them to the same spots when you reassemble your laptop.

  5. If necessary, use a thin, plastic tool to carefully pry the bottom plate off.

  6. Locate the battery, which will be on the same side of the computer as the charging port.

  7. The battery should have the model and power information printed directly on it; note this info and find a battery online or in-store, either of the same type or with identical specifications.

FAQ
  • How do I find out what battery my laptop has?

    The type of battery your laptop has depends on your laptop manufacturer and the device model. If you can easily locate and remove the battery, turn off and unplug your laptop and remove the battery. There should be a label with its type (most commonly lithium-ion), model number, part number, voltage, and more. If the battery isn't easily accessible, turn to your laptop manufacturer's website for guidance. Additionally, there are third-party utilities that can help you determine what battery your laptop has. Download Battery Care or try Notebook Hardware Control.

  • How do you check your laptop battery's health?

    If you have a Windows 10 laptop, an easy way to check its battery health is to use the built-in Battery Report feature. To generate a Windows 10 Battery Report, enter powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:\battery-report.html" into PowerShell. To check your MacBook's battery health, press and hold the Option key and click the battery icon on the status bar. You'll see NormalReplace SoonReplace Now, or Service Battery.

  • How long does a laptop battery last?

    How long your laptop battery lasts depends on several factors, including its type and usage. Generally, laptop batteries last about two to four years or about 1,000 complete charge cycles.

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