I had this problem at the final tier. I had 2 hp and it wasnt going down.
What i did was use a force power and then she yelled at me. After several times of doing this, I left the Ebon Hawk and went out to the planet I was on (I think it was Nar Shadar - if it makes a difference) and then after finishing the planet or when I was next on the ship
when i fought the guys who were hijacking the ship - the red sun slavers - or what ever their name is
and then the Handmaden worked.