Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Most of the time my laptop will not turn on when the battery...

Q: Most of the time my laptop will not turn on when the battery...

90% of the time my laptop will not turn on when the battery is installed. When it does, it runs fine. It does, however, turn on every time if I only have the power plug connected without the battery installed.Is it shutting down incorrectly?

Read other answers
Preferred Solution: Most of the time my laptop will not turn on when the battery...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Hi guys,
I need help.I am getting BSOD every time i turn on my laptop(windows 8.1).That started to happen when i upgraded from windows 7 to 8.1.One day it would say MEMORY_MANAGMENT, other day it would say KERNEL_SEQUIRITY_CHECK_FAILURE. Then it automatically restars and then working fine.I have no idea what to do.Please help!

A:BSOD every time I turn on my laptop for first time

Zip file is empty, Please zip the files again and upload.

Read other 68 answers

Hi My hp laptop wont turn on without having the battery plugged in and then when it is, the battery doesn't charge. Is it a problem with the hardware charging port? Motherboard? Please help, thank you.
-Strapped in Chicago

Read other answers

As I said this computer will work only if there is a charger in it, also the battery said 77 persent (atm it is 100% and not charging )not charging I let the laptop go yesterday and will unplug the laptop after I post this question but for futre reference I will need help if that doesn't work but this happend yesterday and i don't know why Please help.I have tried unpluging the laptop then removing the battery leaving it for a while then put it back in and "draning the power" by pushing the power button with the battery out idk what to do  

Read other answers


I bought a new battery for my Sony Vaio (VGP-BPL9) about 2 months ago. It worked for a while, but all of a sudden my laptop would not turn on with my battery in there.

The battery is fine, it's new. How can I fix this?

A:Laptop will not turn on with battery

It could be that the Charger can no longer handle chrging the battery and running the laptop at the same time. But how have you confirmed that the battery is good? Just because it is only 2 months old? Or has it been tested in another compatible laptop to confirm this. Also did you buy this battery from Sony or some where else?

Read other 3 answers

I have just received a replacement battery for my Toshiba Satellite L770 laptop which I purchased from a preferred seller on Ebay. When I put it in the laptop to charge and use the computer while it's charging, the computer will not even turn on. I contacted the seller and this is what he replied:

"We are sorry to hear that the battery did not work well. No problem for return and you will get a full refund if we receive your return within 60 days of the purchase date.

However, before the return please check the following:
1. Make sure that your power adapter and electric outlet work well
2. Make sure that the connection part between battery and laptop is clean. If not, please clean and try the battery again
3. Many new batteries need several charge to reach the full capacity. If it is a newly received battery please recharge several times to allow the battery to its full capacity.
4. If you recently upgrade your operating system to windows 7, it may cause the battery not charge. Please go online for a solution for your specific laptop model.
5. Please check your laptop manufacturer's website for a BIOS update. Recently a few customers reported that the Bios update solved the problem having with their battery.

If none of these steps works, please return the whole package to the following address by USPS Priority or UPS ground. And please include the order receipt or shipping slip in the return package. We suggest that you use a delivery confirmation to track ... Read more

A:Solved: New Laptop Battery - Now Laptop Won't Turn On

Read other 9 answers

i had habbit to keep my laptop on, so it's often off because the battery got emptiedthe problem is it often won't turn on after i recharging my battery, i got the solution said i need to remove the battery and press the power button for a while and it''s indeed working sometimes, but the problem i had right now is it won't oneven after i tried it many times,  is there any solution for this?

A:laptop won't turn on after battery got emptied

Your system should power on if you have the charging adapter connected, if it is not you could have a bad adapter or the motherboard could have a problem.

Read other 1 answers

Hello every one!I have an HP probook 4530 with upgraded windows 10 -64 bit on it. it was working pretty well since yesterday that i shut it down. (i'm used to hibernating my laptop, but i shut it down once every week) after that i could not make it start. it won't turn on, and the battery power LED on the side of it keeps blinking white for the whole morning!I tried battery, AC power, and both plugged in, but the power button exactly does nothing.i've found a table here with buttons flashing and sequences but neither matched my situation.I have to add that it has recently been warming up a little and had a few lags, which i guessed it's because of the new windows.please help me... i really don't want to hard reset my laptop because i have much data on it.thank you so much...

Read other answers

Hi, my laptop (HP ProBook 450 G0) won't turn on without the AC adapter although the battery is charged (97%). When the adapter isn't plugged in, the adapter/battery LED (on the left side of the laptop) is flashing really fast (like 20times per sec). When I press the power button, nothing happens. When the adapter is plugged in, I can turn the laptop on. The adapter/battery LED is off, Windows say "plugged in, not charging". I ran battery test and system hardware test and everything's OK. I tried hard reset (pressing power button 30 sec) and it didn't help. Any advice? Thanks in advance 

Read other answers

i had habbit to keep my laptop on, so it's often off because the battery got emptiedthe problem is it often won't turn on after i recharging my battery, i got the solution said i need to remove the battery and press the power button for a while and it''s indeed working sometimes, but the problem i had right now is it won't oneven after i tried it many times,  is there any solution for this?

A:laptop won't turn on after battery got emptied

Your system should power on if you have the charging adapter connected, if it is not you could have a bad adapter or the motherboard could have a problem.

Read other 1 answers


Is it possible to get a laptop pc to automatically turn its self on at a certain time each day and if 'yes' how would I do this?

A:How To Get A Laptop To Turn On A Set Time?

Kind of. You have some "Wake-On" options in the BIOS, but you still have to trigger it for it to turn on. What specific reason do you want to do this?

Read other 3 answers

hello everybody
for few days I've facing this problem with my laptop
when I plug it in to charging I can turn it off easily
but in battery mode when I turn it off it still working in this step " Shutting down "
and doesn't shutdown until I make long press to power button

I'm so afraid that cause big problem in hardware

please help me ....

A:my laptop deosn't turn off in battery mode !!! :(``

Have you checked 'power options'?

Read other 5 answers

I have acer laptop "132487-ACER00-E3-112M/CDC/2/500/W8.1/MINI-SLV". I bought it on Jul 2015. But only 2 to 3 months it showed problem regarding battery. Laptop shut down very short of time while this laptop battery is expected 6 to 7 hrs. I replaced battery from acer care centre on June 2016. But problem is not solved. Now Laptop turn off at 95% battery level without any notification and it charge very quick within 15 mins. When I replaced battery it respond better at beginning of time. Please help~!

Read other answers

Last week the fuses in my bedroom suddenly blew. At the same time I heard a loud crack and the smell of burning and smoke. Nothing was on fire so I thought it was something in the wall. I checked the fuses, turned them all back on and everything was fine. I went back to my computer, finished with it and turned it to sleep mode. When I woke up the next day it wouldn't turn on again. Everytime I press the power button I see the light by the plug flash 3 times. I've looked this up and tried removing the battery, draining it of electricity... I've tried everything but I only get those 3 flashes. Have I maybe broken the charger and has my laptop drained of electricity? I can't think of anything else, but that the burning smell might have been from the charger. Can I check this somehow? Please help!!

Read other answers

I have a Gateway MD7811u laptop that is not turning on. When I push the power button the power button light comes on for a moment along with the bluetooth and wireless lights and then turn off. No other action happens (fan, hard drive or screen). When the battery is in and the power cord is plugged in the battery light flashes orange 9 time before turning solid (diagnostic flash?) I have tried without the battery in and it still did not turn on. I also removed the battery and the cord and held the power button for 20 seconds and tried again with no luck. I opened it up and re-seated the ran and checked if anything was loose, but that did not help. I unplugged the cmos battery, tried to start it and the plugged the battery back in again with same results. Any suggestions?

Read other answers

Hi all,
I'm new here and have a problem with my laptop...it wont turn on! When you plug the power lead into the laptop, the battery light is lit but when you try to turn the laptop on it goes off- there's also a small clicking sound each time I try to turn it on. I've tried running the laptop without the battery and still no success. Also if you leave the power lead in the battery light goes off within a minute...I'm absolutly stuck with what to try next- I've used compressed air etc to try and clean everything out...still nudda.

Any help much appreciated!

A:Laptop wont turn on- dead battery?

Sounds like a failed HardDrive (if it is you will need it replaced)

Just in case though:

Remove all power (battery and adaptor)
Hold down the power ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Plug the power adaptor in only (for the moment)
Turn on

If it still doesn't work, I think the HardDrive has gone (ie clicking noise)

Read other 2 answers

Hello im having trouble with my laptop that is given to me its a little bit old at least a 2 year.Its a Hp pavilion dv6 i7 processor and running on Windows 7. But im having a problem i just got my new battery from Saudi and at first it runs fine but after wards whenever i open my laptop it wont turn on unless i plugged in the charger and when i open it and i check in the bottom right it says charging it it is in 70% ,Worst part is whenever i unplugg it turns off instantly... Also whenever i play minecraft a few minutes it shutdowns instantly i dont know but i just got this heat sync they call cleaned and repair a few days ago and it is not as hot as the past several days but that instant shutdown still occurs..  Please help me this laptop is so fast but that shutdown issues is im worried off. Thank you 

A:Laptop has a new battery but wont turn on without charging, ...

BUMP , anyone ?

Read other 3 answers

Clean install Windows 10, all working except battery shows 99% permanently, whether plugged in or not.  Battery holds enough charge for about 4 hours work, but never know when it will switch itself off!  UEFI diags (latest version) don't have battery checker, but HP online check show it's fine and less than 2 years old. Previously, power options had v useful feature: turn on laptop when lid opened - that no longer available as I guess was feature of "HP Power Manager" software.

Read other answers

I have a Gateway MD7811u laptop that is not turning on. When I push the power button the power button light comes on for a moment along with the bluetooth and wireless lights and then turn off. No other action happens (fan, hard drive or screen). When the battery is in and the power cord is plugged in the battery light flashes orange 9 time before turning solid (diagnostic flash?) I have tried without the battery in and it still did not turn on. I also removed the battery and the cord and held the power button for 20 seconds and tried again with no luck. I opened it up and re-seated the ran and checked if anything was loose, but that did not help. I unplugged the cmos battery, tried to start it and the plugged the battery back in again with same results. Any suggestions?

A:Gateway MD7811u laptop won't turn on and battery l...

Sorry, but I don't have any suggestions for fixing this that I can provide online. My only suggestion would be to contact the nearest service center to see if there are repair options for this system. I suspect mainboard failure, but it is hard to tell with out runing diagnostic tests in our depot.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

Read other 1 answers

My laptop has been running hot after win 10 upgrade and today, started not charging the battery. Battery is HP original, 1-1/2 years old and not used extensively. I discharged the battery to the end and re-installed it for a fresh charge, but now laptop doesn't turn on when battery is in. Laptop does turn on without the battery in. I unistalled battery drivers and they re-installed automatically when turned on.When I turn on the power switch, light next to the AC plug on laptop blinks 3 times and then goes off and then nothing.I takeout the battery and laptop turns on with the Ac power. Question is why laptop dosn't turn on with the dead battery to start charging or just stay on and how can I check health of the battery without using the laptop. Thanks    

Read other answers

The battery in my Dell E6510 is getting a bit long in the tooth and I am looking around for a replacement. I used to get an honest 4 to 5 hours on a charge but now I am getting 2 to 3 which is still good but can be better. I want a high capacity, high cell count battery but I don't know how to tell the difference between them. I know for that laptop Dell offered a 6, 9 and 12 cell battery. I think I have the 9 cell battery because it sticks out from the back of my laptop about an inch. I will accept another 9 cell battery but I really want a 12 cell but they seem to be hard, but not impossible to find.

I have pulled the battery from my laptop and looked on the battery case and I don't see anything that tells me how many cells the battery has. I see voltage, amperage, watts, and a lot of stock and part numbers but not the cell count and this is the information I am looking for.

Can anyone make any suggestions as to how I can figure out how many sells I have in my current laptop battery? Thanks.

A:Time For A New Laptop Battery

Search for each type of battery on Ebay, you should find pictures you can compare to your present battery.

Read other 2 answers

I'm not sure if this is the most appropriate section for this thread because my problems are wide-ranging.

My old laptop (an Acer Aspire 7551G) suddenly stopped being able to run a certain game (Aion) a few months ago after a routine patch for that game. It no longer progresses past the initial loading screen. The developer's support agents have not been able to figure out the problem.

In the process of trying to fix this I have used the "Reset this PC" option, and after that didn't solve the problem I used the Windows 10 media creation tool and booted from a USB stick to wipe the C drive from the command line using the "clean" command in diskpart. I then installed Windows 10 again (there was a hiccup in the OS installation process where I was stuck with the "just a moment..." screen, after a few restarts, running diagnostics and disabling the wifi chip, I was able to get past this although I'm not sure what specifically fixed it).

With the hard drive wiped and a clean installation of Windows 10, the very first thing I did was install Aion and attempt to run the game, and ran into the same issue. This was a few days ago.

Today, the trackpad stopped functioning even though it had been working in this new Windows installation. I usually use a USB wireless mouse (which does still work) so I don't know when exactly the trackpad stopped functioning. I have updated the Synaptic drivers to both the older driver recommended on Acer's site, and the ne... Read more

Read other answers

Hi. My laptop is not turning on and when ac adapter cable is plugged in it continuously blinking leds on power button, capslock and little orange led beside adapter socket. Can't find what error code it is. Hope that someone will know what it is. Thanks

Read other answers

Toshiba: Satellite L55t-A5186 Laptop
Model of Laptop:
- L55t-A-PSKLSU-01S03E
Model-Part Number:
Serial Number:
- ZD159007U
System Type:
- 64-bit Operating System
- X64-Based Processor
- Windows 8.1
I attached 2 portable phone chargers to my laptop by usb connection to charge them and a few minutes later my laptop screen went black and laptop will not turn back on.
What may be the problem?

A:Attached portable phone battery to laptop now won't turn on

try disconnecting the batteries and anything else connected to the laptop
Lets try doing a hard reset on the Laptop

This will work for Laptops that have a removable battery
Remove the Battery
Unplug the Power Adapter/charger
Now hold the Power Button down for 60 seconds - let go of the Power Button

Now Put back JUST the power adapter/charger back into the Laptop
Start the Laptop up
If it now Starts up OK
we know its working and can put the battery back in - But first we need to use the normal windows Shutdown on the Laptop, before we can put the battery back in.
So, run the shutdown , when the laptop turns off completely
remove the power adapter/charger lead again

Put the Battery back into the laptop
Put the power adapter/charger back into the laptop
Now see if laptop starts {sometimes batteries can fail and stop the Laptop starting}
If the PC starts OK with the battery , then all should be fixed


Read other 1 answers

The battery (which keeps the clock correct time)in my laptop (samsung V20) died a while ago
so have took it out and its a Sony CR2025.

The problem i have is i can find a replacement battery
no problem but cant find one with the wires attached.

I take it they come made like this or is there a way of
re-attaching the wires to a new battery.
Any help will be most appreciated.

A:Laptop battery to keep correct time

Read other 6 answers

Besides setting power options, is there anything one can do to increase laptop battery run time?

I'm sure having sufficient memory will result in fewer hard disk accesses so that should have some effect on battery time.

When selecting a replacement hard disk, is there anything to look for in one or another that will affect battery time? It would seem a lower spin rate would use less battery power; but, would it, really?

Is there anything else?

A:Anything that can increase laptop battery time?

Read other 12 answers

in the past few days , my laptop takes a long time to turn on . I takes about 4-5 hours with just black screen.
Is this caused by a virus ?

A:my laptop takes a long time to turn on

There is a cause but it sounds more like a hardware problem. What have you done to try and determine what's happening? Starting in safe mode any faster? How old is the system and what are the specs - hardware and software, both names and versions.

Read other 3 answers

ok every time i turn on the computer, it restarts by itself before i can log on. then it will just endlessly restart itself until i shut it off.
occasionally i can hold esc and it will log on properly, but it takes a really long time and doesnt always work.
im using a Windows XP laptop, and i did a virus scan and deleted all the dangerous files.
i even unchecked "automatically restart" for a system failure and nothing happened
i dont know whats wrong and i really dont know what else to do!

A:laptop continuously restarts every time i turn it on!! help!

are the fans running??? make sure that they are clear with on dust in them give then a shot of canned air to make sure. could be the machine is hot and just shutting down.

Read other 1 answers

Hello and I hope that your team will be able to help as you have in the past. My laptop's screen went blue with the following statement:


Technical information:
Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disc for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory .
Dumping physical memory to disc: 100
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system admin for assistance...

When we try to restart the computer, we go right back into this blue screen and nothign else. I have the ability to start on safe mode but we have not tried it as we have no idea what we are doing.

Please help!
- John

A:Blue Screen every time I turn on my laptop

Read other 16 answers

Recently in the process of upgrading my Dell laptop the plastic cover of the CMOS battery broke off. I held the battery back into the casing with a sticker tape. The system worked fine until I took the laptop to work some weeks after. At work I pressed the power button to turn on the laptop, but it wont turn on. Absolutely no sign of power to the system; no power led, no sound or feeling at all. When I noticed some noise inside the laptop, I opened it and behold the button CMOS battery was no more in place.

I got back home and I fixed the tiny plastic that holds the battery to the casing with a little epoxy adhesive, and used the opportunity to replace a new battery. After coupling the machine back the condition remained the same. Any assistance from this great forum would be appreciated to be able to get my laptop up and running again. Thank you all in advance.

The Laptop is: Dell Inspiron 1501, 2GB RAM, 2ghz speed processor, Win 7 installed. I have no reason to suspect the power pack, everything looks fine.

A:My Dell Laptop fails to turn on after change of CMOS battery.

Read other 8 answers

Toshiba Laptop does not startup. Only battery lights and cooling fan will turn-on. Help!
The battery lights will turn-on. The cooling fan turns on. But the screen is blank, I hear nothing from the speakers, and I do not hear anything else startup (cpu, etc). I have not dropped or caused any physical damage recently. This began occurring after I turned on the laptop after hibernation.

My roommate has the same laptop battery and I have tried using her battery and charger. No luck. I fear this is a significant hardware problem. Please help in anyway. Thank you.

Laptop Specs:
TOSHIBA Satellite L655D S5050
Model No: PSK2LU-001003
Processor: AMD Vision OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)

A:Toshiba Laptop does not startup. Only battery lights and cooling fan will turn-on. He

Try removing the battery and disconnecting the charger then press the power button down for 30 seconds or so and see if it will come on after that.

Read other 2 answers

I have a P50.  Even though the battery is fully charged when I turn it off when I go to use the laptop a few days later, it is completely dead.  Any one have any suggestions? Thanks!

Read other answers

Hey guys,

Beginning with, here is a rundown of my laptop specifications:

XPS M1330, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300(2.5GHz, 800Mhz, 6M L2 Cache)
Matte Black Casing XPS M1330
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm, for XPS M1330
13.3 Inch Wide Screen WXGA TL WLED Backlit LCD with Camera
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
BIOS Revision A15

Okay, so it's been over a year, and my 6cell battery is beginning to die out. I ordered a replacement battery from eBay rather than Dell. I'm a college student, and paying $50 sounded better than paying $200. Anyways, I bought a 9cell battery for my XPS. So here's what happens when I plug in the new battery:

AC Charger with NO battery: Computer runs perfectly fine
AC Charger with battery: Computer runs perfectly fine
Battery with NO AC charger: Problems...

When I plugged in just the battery alone, I went into BIOS and saw that the system's date and time were screwed up; it was showing some weird date in the year 1901. With this new battery, sometimes the hard drive wouldn't load. For example, when I turn my computer on, I can hear the hard drive spinning, but after a couple of seconds, the whole system just...freezes.

I initially thought it was a problem with my hard drive, since a screen kept coming up saying that some of the Windows files were corrupt. I did a clean install of Windows 7, and even tried Vista, but still nothing. With Vista, the date and time would still mess up, an... Read more

A:New laptop battery messes up date/time, etc...

Have you installed Dell Quickset (which has some smart battery control funtions)? Is a Genuine Dell battery? I've seen similar problems due solely to using generic batteries in the M1330.

Read other 9 answers

Hey guys,
I've been having an annoying problem for a while, so I thought to look for some help and advice.
I bought a laptop about 2 months ago and it had the OS Windows 7 on it. At first, everything with the desktop changes were OK, but after a while, when I wanted to change the picture again, it would do it, but when I would turn my laptop off and on again, then the picture would change to that picture I first chose when I just had bought my laptop. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong, since I'm doing everything as I did in the beginning when it actually worked!

Hope you can help me.


A:My laptop keeps changing the desktop picture every time I turn it on.

Please take us through the exact steps involved in "changing the picture again" and turning "off and on again" and we'll have a better chance!

Read other 9 answers

It is Satellite model no. L305-S5933

I've read that the thing that destroys the battery fastest is overcharging the battery. That's why I want to turn it off. The only alternative that I have been able to find is unplugging the battery which means I have to restart machine from scratch, as opposed to waken it from sleep, every time I want to use it.

Is there a way to stop the battery from charging other than unplugging it?

Read other answers

Hi all, a friend has a laptop running XP, the system clock resets everytime it's switched off for more than half an hour or so. I have tried three replacement CMOS batteries (and checked the voltage with a multimeter, 3V or thereabouts), no joy. I have cleaned the battery clip contacts & definitely inserted the batteries right way up, any polite suggestions please?

A:Laptop not keeping time, CMOS battery good

Have you check the bios to make sure the time is set correctly in the bios? If not windows will not keep the correct time.

Read other 4 answers

Hi I have an HP Pavilion dv4 and i noticed that when i move the mouse cursor over the battery icon in the system tray. It only displays percantage of battery, not displays the time remaing of how long my battery life is. So, Is there a setting somwhere or something I can do to make it appear?


A:Missing Battery Time Display ? Time Remaing on Battery

Quote: Originally Posted by yutada

Hi I have an HP Pavilion dv4 and i noticed that when i move the mouse cursor over the battery icon in the system tray. It only displays percantage of battery, not displays the time remaing of how long my battery life is. So, Is there a setting somwhere or something I can do to make it appear?


go to start menu search type in notification select notification then select icons you want.

Read other 6 answers

Hi! I wonder if anyone can help me with this as I have no idea what could be causing this. I have played with it so much I can be fairly precise about its behaviour so please excuse me if I overdo it on the description.

I have a Samsung RC-520 (less than a year old) which resets the time and date back to oct 2011 00:00 when rebooted. This only occurs if its been of for more than 5 seconds, any less and it remembers. I immediately assumed a dead BIOS battery was to blame and because the customer wrongly lead me to believe it was within warranty I dissasembled the laptop and replaced it. This did not solve the problem.

So here are the other things I have tried:

Reset BIOS back to default.
Updated to 'Firmware' via windows installer.
Replaced hard drive, ram and removed optical drive (clutching straws )
Tried with battery out / without mains power.
Reset the time in Windows 7

Here are some things I have noticed:
To test whether or not the BIOS was resetting I changed the lower 3 boot orders from 4:USB FDD, 5:USB HDD, 6:NETWORK to 4:NETWORK, 5:USB FDD, 6:USB HDD. This does not change, so as far as I know, only the time and date do.
If the time/date reset (laptop off for more than 5 secs) then the laptop does not start properly 1st time. Instead I get a blank screen and the power led lights and that's it for 15 secs. After that the power button led comes on and I hear the optical drive engage but still nothing on screen. So then I have to hold the pow... Read more

A:Samsung laptop date/time resets - not bios battery!

if i recall removing the battery and leaving it for 15-30 min does a hard reset or some such.

odd behaviour indeed though, have you checked for root kits?

Read other 7 answers

Laptop is sager np2740.



Samsung 850 Evo Series 250GB

Intel? Iris? Pro Graphics 5200

Intel Dual Band AC7260

When i first got the laptop many months ago, it was pretty fast. Battery was pretty good as well not charged. Now... not only is the battery much worst, sometimes i see it would go from say 15% ... then few minutes later my laptop would shut off completely. This never happened before because 15% still would be 30 minutes or so left. Then i have the you have 10% and then 7% battery left so I then go and charge it quickly.

Not only that, but now it never shows how many hours are remaining whether charged or uncharged. It would show back then say 80% and say 3 hours remaining etc. Even when its 20% battery, it would show 40 minute left. Now it doesn't show any minutes left and the battery wears out very quickly.

Can someone tell me what i can do to check if anything? Also i never removed my laptop from the sager np 2740 because you need a screwdriver to remove it unlike my other laptops which you can just take the old battery out.

The only thing i can say is back when i got the laptop, i didnt play poker at all but since i been playing again, i been using it heavily with lot of programs.

I got this laptop mainly b/c its 14.1 and very fast i7 quad core. And not only do i have battery problems... the laptop now is much much slower than when i first got it. I had posted 2 logs of it earlier in my other thread but i ... Read more

A:Quadcore I7 Laptop Battery Doesn't Show Time and Wears Out Quickly

Hi Pauly -

I'm not that familar with Sager but is there a battery software that's preinstalled by them in addition to the Win7 Power Options? Look through your All-Programs list at every listing to see if you can find it, open and look at all the settings to see if there's anything that could help you. If in doubt post back a screenshot of the available settings so we can help you choose. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If not in the Win7 Power Options, choose a Balanced Plan with Default settings. Power Plan Settings - Change

Run for awhile to see the difference, but if the problem persists I would check online with Sager to see if there is a battery recall or notice which is not uncommon. Laptop batteries can last for as little as a year, and rarely last for more than 3 years unless they come with a setting that extends battery life like my Lenovo that keeps it charged only to 60% when its plugged in.

In addition to getting control of the battery using every available setting in software or Win7 Power Options, sluggish performance can be due to bloatware or accumulated programs starting on Win7's back. I'd establish a Clean Boot right off which can regain a lot of performance, then work gradually through the other steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If that isn't enough go over the PC thoroughly following the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

And if this is the original factory install, you may be overdue for ... Read more

Read other 9 answers

Hallo!I purchased a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop 3 months ago.Approximately one month ago , the laptop clock started malfunctioning.Whenever I switch off the machine for a few hours e.g. during nighttime when I sleep,the timer shown is way ahead when I switch it on.For instance,if I switch my machine at 11 pm when I set computer clock to 11pm,when I wake up in the morning at 9 am,the computer clock shows 12.30 pm on the same day.The timer moves more ahead whenever I switch it off.Even after I re-set the clock,the same problem will manifest itself when I switch it off.Is this a software or hardware problem and how can I fix this?

Also I am curious concerning the best way to enable laptop battery have a longer life.Should one (option 1)always connect the laptop to the main power whenever one has access to the mains power even if the battery is full or should one (option2)fully charge the battery,disconnect the laptop from main power and use the battery charge and then wait for battery power to get finished so that one can then re-charge battey using main power?Which is the better option?

Please respond to my queries as soon as possible and I shall be infinitely grateful.Thanks in advance.

A:Computer time/clock too fast Dell laptop and battery maintenance issues

Paragraph 1. I'd say HardWare and therefore warranty !

Paragraph 2. Leave the power in with the battery in

Read other 3 answers


I have lenovo ideapad g585gc 59-356202 e1-1200, dvdrw, 4gb, 500gb, radeon hd 7310m, 15.6" led, ....
Almost 2 years old.
Yesterday it didn't want to turn on, and then I took out the battery and try without it and then turned on and everything is ok.

1. with battery (with or without ac power) won't turn on
2. without battery (of course, with ac power) turn on

The problem is evidently in the battery. I want to buy a new one, but how can I be sure that the battery is really dead?

A:Lenovo won't turn on with battery, without battery turn on!

There are no good practical ways the average owner can test the battery. You have to go on the evidence.

Read other 5 answers

When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

A:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.


Read other 2 answers

Hi, When I first got my laptop, I would click on the battary icon in the tray and it would give me a time remaining estimate as well as the percentage.  I have since had to reinstall windows 8.1 and no longer have the battery time remaining estimate, just the percentage.  I have installed all the latest drivers from the support site and everything works fine except for that. I have tried every version of the BIOS available on the support site and reinstalled serveral times.  I also tried running a battery check which came back fine.  Any idea on how to fix this? Thanks.

View Solution.

A:No Battery Time Remaining when clicking on battery icon in T...

Hello tm200 The Battery Time Remaining information has been removed from BIOS F.11. The battery time estimator basically looking at what you?re doing right now and give an estimated remaining time. It was common for the readout to go from 8 hours to 16 hours in a matter of minutes. This might cause more customer confusion than it would solve. The trend of mobile devices intended last for whole day is try not to estimate their battery life. For example, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, etc. all don?t try to estimate. They might give insight into your past usage, but they won?t try to project the future.  ThanksWayne

Read other 10 answers

Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

Read other 1 answers

Battery#2 not present and the time of battery is lowered to the half and it restartes suddenly

A:Battery#2 not present and the time of battery is lowered to ...

That model can use a "battery slice" that hooks onto the docking port on the bottom and if installed that is battery #2. They are very rare but you can occasionally find them on eBay. When new if you have that thing and a regular battery you can get 8-10 hours of battery life. Since you do not have one, you have no battery #2. How old is the other battery? They do not last forever and eventually need replacement. 

Read other 1 answers

Hi to all Eight forum.
I m here with a strange problem, it happens from yesterday, the problem is when I playing games on my Dell inspiron N4050 and then the main power where the charger pluged in is turn off (it is the most problem in my country that there is heavy short fall of power), the laptop is remain ON just for 2 or 3 seconds and then its suddenly OFF. its not happening before, why is that,? why is the laptop didn't get power from the battery.?
when not playing games. and the main power (electricity) is gone, then this problem is not occurred.
plz understand my problem and reply me.
sorry for my bad English.

A:Laptop suddenly turn off when main power turn off.

Could it be overheating protection?

Read other 16 answers