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laptop turns off at 50% battery life !!! :s

Q: laptop turns off at 50% battery life !!! :s

i have MOBII laptop (NVIDIA product, point-of-view)... its intel atom inside, it was initially with Vista OS, i installed later on WIN-7 (it performed better) but now, after 4monthes, the LAPTOP TURNS OFF at 50% battey life !!! ...
my question is , Bettary's life is over ??? or may it be software related ??? !!

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A: laptop turns off at 50% battery life !!! :s

Hello shafichariri.



Have a look at the thread at the link below for some battery info.


Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery

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Hi,
Find 14 easy ways to prolong your laptop battery life and find more Laptop, Processers, Hard Drives, Desktop PCs, Anti Virus and User computers at a good price in findnearyou.com Findnearyou.com
 

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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.

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As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

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Hi!

Im trying to figure out how to make my laptop LiIon battery last longer. Ive been searching the internet, but the information is very varied. Some say its best NOT to discharge the battery completely, others say I should use the 40%-80% range, and again others say I should charge and discharge the battery completely on regular basis. Why are there so many different suggestions?
 

A:Laptop battery life

What you really ought to consider is a multi-cell battery for a laptop.
Some are only three cell, others are four or six sells. When I switched to a 9-cell battery for My Thinkpad T-60, my world changed for the better.
As for your question, most actual tests show it is best to totally discharge the battery periodically, then recharge it. Otherwise you run into problems of battery "memory" where it has a difficult time creating a full charge after a period of partial charges.
 

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Okay so here's a challenge, I need to find a laptop that can last about 6 hours or better on a battery for around 700$ - 1000$...
It only needs to be able to do word/email/internet type things... something semi-decent for a normal person that doesn't do anything that requires powerful components...
I myself have never seen such a thing exist... so I'm asking everyone here...
 

A:Laptop with 6 hr or better battery life?

Here's the best answer. Buy two batteries
 

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I'm new to the boards. Apologies if this is a tired topic, but I would appreciate feedback. I'm about to buy my first laptop, and am finding out that the one I'm trying out, a low-priced model (Toshiba Satelite M30X/M35X Series), lasts only about an hour and a half before needing to be recharged (if playing a dvd, it lasts only about an hour). Somehow I had guessed that batteries lasted longer in laptops. Am I nuts?
Two questions:

1. What is the normal life for a laptop battery?

2. And if I want to stay in the relatively low-price arena, what are the best laptops to consider in terms of battery life?

Thanks.
 

A:laptop battery life

1. I'd say between 45 minutes and 3+ hours. My Thinkpad lasts on average 2 1/2 - 3 hours doing office work.

2. Depends if you think Thinkpad is in the relatively low-price arena.
 

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Hello

I have a Toshiba equium m70 and the battery life is pants.

Is there any way of increasing this by possibly buying a bigger battery?
 

A:Laptop battery life

Many laptop models have high capacity batteries available, check with Toshiba.
 

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Just curious...

I have 3 laptops. 3 yr/old HP gets just under 2 hours. 1 year old HP gets about 2 or so hours and my 2 month old Lenovo gets nearly 4 hours.

A:What's your laptop's battery life?

2 month old compaq does about 5 hours on high performance,and 6 on balanced,8-10 on power save.
runnning vista premium 32bit

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what is the best way to use laptop ??always pluged or pluged after when battery is law

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Hi, Is it best that when a laptop is in use, it should not be plugged in. Basically, run on battery only, then only have it plugged in to charge the battery. If it's plugged in and in use will it wear out the batter quicker.

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Hi,

I recently bought a brand new Sony Vaio laptop and it stated that the battery life of this laptop is 3.5 hrs. Now since the battery is fully charged on my laptop it is telling me that I only have 2.50 hrs at a 100%? Anyone know why that is, or do I have to go back to the retaiiler and purchase a new battery ?. The laptop is covered under warrenty, since I only purchased it about 6 days ago.
 

A:A laptop Battery life

That sounds about right.....if you go into Power Options in Control Panel...you can set things for power saving and make the battery last longer.......
 

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Good People,
I don't really know which forum is the most appropriate for the following good article on battery life:

Help : Longer laptop battery life

A:Longer Laptop Battery Life

Good stuff. i know on my netbook if I turn on the Bluetooth and Wirless and leave them on it takes almost 2 hours off my battery.

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I have a multitude of Windows 7 Lenovo X200 Series laptops, and I am trying to figure out what Windows services I can enable/disable to help extend the already fleeting battery life.  Of course, getting replacement hardware is one option, but I am more focused on what can I do with Windows settings to extend battery life due to budgetary constraints.  Anything helps.  Thanks much.

A:Extending battery life on my laptop

What do you mean by extend battery life - time between charges or lifespan of the battery itself ?
 
If the former, then you could try turning down the screen brightness a little, and turning off the wi-fi except when you need it. If it is the latter, then the advice I got from one battery supplier was to charge the battery to between 95 and 100% of capacity then run the laptop on the battery only until it was down to 10-15% capacity before plugging the charger in again.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Till now, I have always had laptops where I could remove the battery completely. Every time I know I am going to be using my laptop as a "desktop replacement", when I know my laptop is going to stay stationary at my desk for long periods of time, I have always removed the battery and had my charger plugged in.
I just got a Precision 5510, and it has an internal battery. How do I maximize the life of it? I keep it at a desk most of the time, and occasionally use it on the flight, at airports etc where I truly use it as a laptop. Is it ok to keep it plugged in and at 100% all the time? Should I keep cycling it between 80% and 20% constantly? 
Anyone have any recommendations for how I should be handling the battery? I am basically worried about it losing its capacity as a result of a higher temperature from constantly keeping it charged and at 100%.

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Hello,

I bought a new HP computer (model dv2828ca) and for some reason on Vista it shows the % of how full the battery is, but it doesn't tell me how much time I have left on the battery.

I have like 4 battery's from older HP laptops, and all with different life expectancies. I would like to know, when I put each battery in my laptop how much time I have left until my laptop is out of battery.

I tried installing a Vista widget which shows the battery % and it was advertised to also show how much time left until the batter is dead, but sadly it only showed the % and not the time left. I also hate widgets, but if it's my only option then can someone send me one that works? If not, can someone please show me a better/good way to see how much battery time is left?

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop battery life not showing

All of my laptops never showed time just the % of charge.
 

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I've had this laptop for under 3 years, and in the last 6 months the battery has gone from charging to 100% to very quickly 0%. The AC adaptor still works fine, so now my laptop is basically a desktop. If the unit is unplugged for even a moment it shuts down. I am well beyond the 1 year warranty period that HP places on their batteries (shocking that anyone would think 1 year an appropriate length of time for a laptop battery to last). I was expecting the battery to last longer, my previous laptop's battery is still working after 8+ years. While I probably use the laptop a little more than the average user, I have read a number of posts with "laptop battery dead" in the subject but I can't find anything to let me know the life-cycle, and if my expectations are unrealistic.  

A:Laptop battery life for HP Pavilion 15

Hi, There are many types of batteries. Please read the following article, specially part from Safebattery.com    http://www.idganswers.com/question/7814/how-many-charging-cycles-should-a-laptop-battery-last Hope this helps.

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I am trying to research how to get the most life out of a Laptop battery. My wife has a Dell Studio 15 with a 9 cell battery. She is using the laptop 90% of the time on A/C Power. I thought about taking the battery out to try and extend the life of it, but am not sure this is the right thing to do. Can some people give me some tips on what to do. How many years should a battery last and does that depend on how much your using it by battery. Thanks
 

A:Extending the life of a Laptop battery

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hello frnds,
i am a new comer of laptop world.
do u have any suggestion for increasing the battery life of my lappy?
i run my lappy maximum when there is power nd never use more than 1 hour on battery as power came instantly.so my battery was always full n showing not charging.is it good to run lyk that or i have to discharge the battery fully nd after that again recharge it???
hope u all help me.

A:How to use laptop for increasing battery life?

After a couple year's use you should completely discharge and recharge it once a month.
Don't keep the charger plugged in all the time but use battery power and charge it when it's low.

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Hi,

Currently I am having acer laptop 4738Z model that I purchased last year in the month of February.

I use it on ac power more often that in battery mode.

On an average, I work on laptop for about 5 hours in ac power mode and merely 1 hour on battery mode.

Please tell me the average lifetime of the battery that I can have from this kind of usage.

regards,
Proffy
 

A:average battery life of laptop

Laptop batteries do usually drain fairly fast, especially if you're doing a lot on them. Though 1 hour is pretty short.

When your laptop is disconnected from AC adapter, do you turn on Power Saving Mode?

Do you turn your brightness down?

Do you just browse the web/perform simple tasks that aren't power hungry?

Also, whenever you are running your laptop from the AC adapter, take out the battery. Leaving the battery in while it's plugged in to the charger long-term can cause your battery to die out faster than it should.
 

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Hey everyone, I've been using my Asus G55VW for just over a year now. It's been having a maximum of 3 hours of battery life since I got it. Once, about 4 months ago, the battery life dropped and it shut down completely at 30% battery left with no warning at all. I fixed that issue by creating a battery calibration power option and it worked and I got the battery back to normal.

About a week ago, I turned on the laptop the laptop and noticed I had 1 hour and 30min battery life at 97%. I did fully charge it the night before and pulled out the adapter. So i get only 1.5 hours battery life now and it used to still function like normal and gave me battery low warnings. A few days ago, it stopped giving me warnings all-together and shuts down at 15%.

I tried calibrating but it the method I used before did not work. Is it possible the battery is on it's last legs?

Asus G55VW laptop
Intel Core i7 - 3630QM, 2.4GHz
8GB RAM
Geforce GTX660M 2GB
Windows 8.1
 

A:Laptop battery life drop

Yes, I suspect the battery is at fault

Battery life is quite poor, if they are kept plugged in and at 100% charging can shorten life - often now you have power management that does not re-charge batteries to 100%
 

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I found some good tips for managing your laptop battery. Too late for mine, the battery will run it for only 16 minutes.
Upgrade Your Life: Revive a dying laptop battery | Upgrade Your Life - Yahoo! News

A:Prolong Your Laptop Battery Life

I've had mine almost 2 years in November. My notebook is always plugged in so I never have the battery in. I drain it down to about 30% and take it out, leave it in a drawer on my desk then once a month recharge it and run it back down to 30%. According to S.I.W it only has 4% wear so seam to work for me.

Danny

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Ok, I have a two-year old HP G5000 series laptop with Vista. I always have it on AC because it has such rubbish battery life, but I recently took it into the garden and downloaded 2 battery meters from the net. After 6 minutes they both said 7 percent remaining. It's been on charge for about half an hour and the charge is apparently 8 percent now... I knew it was worn, but not that worn! I can't use the standard Vista battery meter because it's greyed out under the Notification Area tab. It says it has about 7 mWh out of 90 mWh capacity, just checked... oh dear... If that is pretty bad, then is it possible to get a replacement from HP, or get an alien battery?
 

A:Help! 6 minutes battery life on laptop!

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So I was reading some articles online about prolonging lithium ion battery life. I recently got a new battery because my old one didn't work anymore..the second I'd unplug the power cord, the laptop would shut off because the battery was no longer good. So what can I do best to prolong the battery life?

I don't use my laptop for many "mobile" purposes and usually just keep it plugged into the AC cord on my desk I'd say 90% of the time. So should I occasionaly run just on battery power to a partial discharge and then fully charge it? I've read that full discharges are not good for LI batters, but should be done about once a month. So I guess my main question is since I don't use my laptop away from an outlet that much, what should I do? Remove the battery completely? Thanks for your input
 

A:Prolonging laptop battery life

Modern laptops have "smart chargers" that properly maintain the battery.

I never bother with removing or cycling the battery, my present one is 2 years old and still runs fine (on the rare occasion it gets used).

My opinion is that cycling the battery may add a very small percentage of life, but unless you know exactly what the optimum cycling is for that exact battery construction, you may also subtract a small percentage of life. But we will never know what the optimum for that construction is...

I work on the theory of leaving it alone and letting tha laptop take care of it. Thats what its designed for.

If you feel the need, everything you never needed to know on rechargeable batteries is here:
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/
 

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As the title says I want a new Laptop but my concern first is maximum performace in portable solution.

About battery now will it last enough to watch a movie in...

1. ...medium x264 quality and

2. ......10-15Gb file HD x264 movie video quality

I'm not asking for playing from a dvd since it consumes more battery and probably I'll remove it to add my "intell 520ssd 180GB" and already I've done my blue-ray drive external from my current laptop.

Probably I get this laptop:
Asus N551JK with gtx850m, 7200rpm HDD 1TB

A:Laptop Battery life with i7-4710hq cpu

Asus N551JK-CN166H Notebook Review - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

There is a section about battery performance if you scroll down.

In short under load (maximum brightness) it lasts: 1h 16m

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Greetings,
Somebody please help me! I just upgraded my laptop from windows 8.1 to windows 10 last tuesday. My laptop is Asus X555LB-XX198H(i75500U,8GB RAM,2GM VRAM, 1TB HDD). When my battery life is 10% my pc slow down dramatically & when I checked the computer frequency in the task manager it is in 0.48GHz it's not going up or down either. I don't know if it is the battery saver of the win10 problem or not. I already tried changing my battery power from balanced to high performance but it doesn't help. In the 10% battery life of my laptop my mouse cursor hardly move and the files and this laptop seems to move at slow motion. Please help me solve this problem.

Here pic of evidence.
Thank You In Advance,

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I recently purchased an Asus N56V Series laptop. The laptop has impressive specs, including an i7 Core and a Nvidia GT 635M graphics adaptor, so I can understand it having a below average battery life. However, I am only getting 1 to 2 hours of battery life on it, even when I am not running processor and graphic intensive programs. Product review indicate that will battery life for this laptop is below average, the battery should still last 4 hours under normal conditions.

Is there any reason why my battery life is so limited? Has anyone else had similar problems with this model of laptop?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Surprisingly short battery life on new laptop

Are WiFi enabled or Bluetooth? Unless absolutely required, disable.

Also look thru the Control Panel for Power Options and be sure to reduce usage for the Battery Choices.
 

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Hi guys,

I am in search of a new mid-range (400-600) laptop, which will be used primarily for Word processing, email and Web browsing - so nothing too fancy.

However, the most important aspect is the battery..

At the moment I have a Compaq and the battery life is awful. Previously, I had a Dell and it could stay off charge for much longer.

So please, either give me the name/model of a very good/long lasting laptop battery that I can look out for, or recommend me a laptop that has good battery life.

Thanks guys, really appreciate it.

As always.!
 

A:Mid-range business laptop (Best battery life?)

They will all suck after time, just make sure you're not running a battery down to dead and then charge it. Charge it before you need to, so to speak.

Honestly, I don't think any "stock" manufacturer battery will be extremely different than the other.
 

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 7741z-4433 laptop that I got from walmart. When I first got it, the battery only lasted 1 hour max, and walmart wanted nothing to do with the thing. I have had this thing for 2 years, and now the battery only lasts 15 minutes. What is wrong? Also, I checked ebay and amazon, and nothing comes up for a replacement battery. Acer's website does not even list the laptop as a model. Where can I get a new battery? Also, the laptop fried the OEM charger, so I am using an igo green charger, and that is starting to die.
 

A:Acer laptop poor battery life.

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A:Optimize your Laptop Battery Life for FREE

thanks for sharing mate. looks like interesting,

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I recently upgraded my HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop (dv6815nr to be exact) from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I can't say for sure but I believe my laptop's battery is working a bit better and longer.

At first, I thought it drained quicker than when Vista was installed but I think I was just speculating, especially since I hadn't had a good night's rest in a few days.

I'm very curious as to whether any laptop users, who have switched from Vista straight to the official release of Win 7, have noticed an improvement in battery life/performance?

A:Has your laptop battery life improved from Vista to 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lucretius


I recently upgraded my HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop (dv6815nr to be exact) from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I can't say for sure but I believe my laptop's battery is working a bit better and longer.

At first, I thought it drained quicker than when Vista was installed but I think I was just speculating, especially since I hadn't had a good night's rest in a few days.

I'm very curious as to whether any laptop users, who have switched from Vista straight to the official release of Win 7, have noticed an improvement in battery life/performance?


yes. about 10% 32bit

Ken

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Just curious if one exists. I'm buying a new battery and want to test it out.
 

A:Utility to test Laptop Battery Life?

Hi Akito!

I am not sure with these, BUT if you mean software utility...

What! The coolest Laptop Battery Monitor
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashok/akwhat.html

WHAT! displays the amount of battery life in minutes and as a percentage. Also displayed is the current time and icons of a battery (showing charge level) and a power plug if the battery is being charged. Visual clues are provided if the battery is low - characters change colour and the battery icon has a cross on it. Right-click will present a menu allowing you to turn on Clock Chiming, Laptop Suspend and lots of other functions.

SlimBatteryMonitor: free battery monitoring utility
http://macnn.com/rd.php?id=16220
is a free replacement power gauge that monitors both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries

BatteryTest
http://www.sonic.net/~ezzell/BatteryTest/Battery_Test_Download.html
The BatteryTest program is most useful with modern laptops which incorporate smart batteries i.e., batteries which are capable of fully reporting their state of charge.
 

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I installed Windows 8 on my Dell XPS M1530 (It's pretty old; about 5 years) and ever since the battery life on this thing has plummeted. It was never amazing, but I have the extended battery and would get at least an hour to two hours of light web usage before it died. Now, it lasts 20 minutes, tops. Why has Windows 8 killed my battery performance?

A:Windows 8 KILLED laptop battery life

What did you have installed on the laptop before Windows 8.

Sounds like it may be a driver issue with the battery.

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I recently found out my laptop's battery is going defunct. The laptop is about 3.5 years old or thereabouts. I never really used it on the battery much except just to move it from here to there or in case of a power out. So the battery never got much use. But it was always plugged in.
But now I find that it only powers the laptop for about 10 minutes before is warns that it is low, then shuts me down. This is supposed to be a 2.5 or 3 hour battery.
Plus it's a Lithiom ion and those are not supposed to have the "memory effect" like nickel metal hydrid or whatever. Right?

So it goes from 100% full to 5% in a manner of minutes.

So like, what can I do to bring some life back into this thing? Or is it toast?
It's an IBM A31.
 

A:Best way to bring life back to a laptop battery?

i would look into purchasing a new one, draining puke: out the battery and fully recharging it might help(as it would with a car battery from one of my experiences)
 

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I'm afraid this is a really dumb question, but I'm not sure of the answer. For years I've dimmed the screen on my laptop, assuming that I was saving batter power. But lately I've been wondering. Regular fluorescent lights can't be dimmed, so maybe the light behind my lcd can't be. Maybe I'm just darkening pixels when I decrease brightness. For all I know that may take even more power. Does anyone know?

A:Dim Laptop Screen To Conserve Battery Life?

davec1000,Yes dimming a laptop screen does conserve battery power. But the reduced visibility and eye strain may not be worth it. Only you can decide that. Here's a link to a Microsoft at Work article on battery conservation strategies. hthBe (Energizer Bunny) Safe Da Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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I have a Toshiba laptop (Satellite L335D-S7825) which has a #PA3536U-1BRS Li-ion battery pack (DC10.8V/10.8V -- 4000mAh). At full charge I'm lucky to get two hours. I see that many new batteries are rated up to as much as eight hours or more.

Questions:

Is it even possible to buy such a long-life battery for my Toshiba, or am I stuck with a two-hour machine? I found some 4600mAh batteries that should fit my laptop, but would they provide more than two hours of usage? Can I find one rated higher than 4600mAh? Do Li-ion batteries have the longest life, or is there a new technology that has surpassed it? If so, would my laptop take anything other than Li-ion?

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who can offer me sound advice.

Thank you very much.
 

A:Can I buy a longer-life replacement battery for my laptop?

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So HP laptops have a tendency of overheating... and when they do, they power off immediately. This is NOT that issue. When I'm working solely on my battery (no AC charger) My laptop will turn off in maybe 45 minutes... I keep an eye on the battery level and it never drops to below 20% when this occurs. The laptop isn't burning hot and no error/warning messages are displayed (and no beeps).... Just poof power off. Ive downloaded the newest HP support assistant and ran the battery test and it said it was fine.I've tried to the manual calibration (since Support assistant isn't giving me the option to calibrate it) where I do the diagnostic logic (F2) and run the Hard Drive test on Battery until the laptop dies... Plugged in the charger and restarted.. what do you know, battery was at 40%... on the battery battery level button is showing half-charge.... So what do I do when the laptop is saying battery is good - not replace... How do I force that calibration? Something is wrong in that the power is dying half-way through the power cycle. Apprecaite any advice!

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Hi! I purchased my laptop around 3 to 4 months ago via my school. Initially, the laptop was able to live up to its claims of a "long battery life" but within 2 months, the battery life had decreased from 10 hours to 2-3 hours. Moreover, the laptop seems to be very laggy, despite the fact that the majority of my files are stored in Dropbox and I rarely have anything more than a few google chrome tabs open (and occasionally a microsoft word document open). Are there ways to solve this? Should I purchase a new battery?

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Hi All!

I just got a new laptop.

I went through the suggested 'break-in' cycle with the battery; that is, letting it drain, charging, letting it drain, etc.

So the question is this: Does running the laptop on AC power shorten the life of the battery? This may sound stupid, but I have other battery-run devices that suggest this is a bad idea.

What are best practices for optimizing battery life?
And what can I reasonably expect the life of the battery to be?

TIA,
Richard

A:Laptop - Total Noob - Battery Life Question

If this article is anything to go by it appears that using mains power with the battery still connected can cause damage to the battery.

This week in batteries (TWiB): Pull the plug. Your battery will thank you.

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Hi All, My laptop (E50-70)  is almost 3 years. The battery behaves normally most of time. But sometimes it died suddenly without plugging into mains after 5 minutes used when it was waken up from sleep mode. This happened many times even the battery was fully charged before entering sleep mode. But everytime, when I took out the battery from laptop, and put it back then plugged into mains to charge it. It behaved normally again until unexpected same incident happened again. Do you have similar experience? Any idea what's wrong? Many thanks,Cheers,J

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I have bought HP Pavilion x360 - 13-s102tu_Laptop (HP Part Code: T0Y58PA) with a view that its battery will run at least for 09.00 hrs for this particular model as in respecification and review in Flipkart it has been demanded that battery will run at least for 09 hrs but I am getting only 4-4.30 hrs back up in normal use of net surfing by Wifi. without wifi the battery icon showing that 5hrs 24 min remeaning from very begining. I am very disappointed.  Why this is so? The battery having any problem? What to do...

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Hi,

I've been using windows 7 for about a week on my Fujitsu A-6110 laptop.
Windows 7 (7057 32bit)
Fujitsu A-6110
Core-2-du0 1.5 GHZ
2.5 GB Ram

When I had windows vista home installed I could run this laptop on "power-saver" mode for 3+ hours, when I bought it a year ago maybe 4 hrs on power-saver mode. At this setting I have the laptop on the lowest brightness level.

Now with Windows 7 installed my battery lasts about 1.5 hrs on powersaver mode with the brightness turned all the way down. Its been 45 minutes now and it is at 52%.
Is there some kind of Fujitsu battery power software I need to correct this ?

Thanks -Brian

A:Shorter Battery Life (futitsu laptop) - Do I need software ?

Having the same problem anyone have a solution?

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can anyone help me?

I have a packard bell easynote f5280hr...

When i try to run it from battery it pretty much switches off straight away! i have been on the packard bell site and it says that its a problem with the bios. So i updated the bios using the link from this page http://www.elf.co.uk/Tech Support1.htm but it hasnt made any difference!

anyone got any ideas to why this is? the battery is fully charged...
 

A:laptop turns off when runnning on battery..

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1. Laptop turns off without any warning, when the battery is low. There is no "low battery" indicator or anything of that sort. The laptop just turns off. This has been happening for over one and a half months now.2. The battery also lasts lesser time than what the battery indicator indicates (MUCH lesser). It has been a little over 2 years now since I purchased this laptop. Ofcourse it depends on my usage. But the battery indicator should suggest reasonably sensible "lasting" time right? 

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My sony vaio laptop turns-off automatically when runs on battery. If it is on main power, no issue. Please suggest me whether its happening due to bad battery.
 

A:Laptop turns-off after 3 min when runs on battery

I suggest it's due to a bad battery.
 

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My laptop keeps turning itself of when it is on battery. It lasts about 20 minutes, but is getting shorter everytime.

The battery is not running out- when I turn it back on it has 50% charge normally.

It turns off as if it has no power- no warning, and when I turn it back on it reloads and everything is new, with documents and Internet sessions needing restoring.

How can I fix this? I don't think it is the battery, as it has charge when I turn it back on, and it only has 20% wear.

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop Randomly Turns Off When In Battery

Welcome to TSG!!

If it's truly random, it won't be the Power Management settings. Some laptops have a utility that enables you to "calibrate" your battery. It will fully charge, then fully discharge the battery, perhaps more than one cycle, to allow the laptop to "learn" the battery's capabilities and characteristics. Check and see if you can find such an app. Different manufacturers will give it different names. Also, check their Web site to see if it is a separate download.
 

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