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Q: Issue with the laptop Battery - Getting drained when the lap...

Hi, I have purchased a new HP Notebook recently. When i am shutting down laptop with full charge and after 2 days i am trying to open the laptop. Complete battery is getting drained. I have another laptop from Dell i am not facing the same issue. If this is the case in case of emergency it will be difficult to use the laptop on travel . Is it the problem with OS or battery can some one clarify?? Regards.Kishore

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my laptop is hp envy 15 j110tx and its battery is drained or what laptop is not charging and i want to buy pi06 but is'nt availaible

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Dear forum users,
I have a big problem as my Dell Inspiron15 3000 series laptp started to behave strangely since I updated the bios from the version on the dell drivers and support website. 

I upgraded to the V12 version Dell Inspiron 3442,3542,5748 System BIOS Version: A12 ,A12, when originally the laptop came with version A06. 

However, since the upgrade, my laptop battery drains after I have switched the laptop off. Therefore I'm having all kinds of issues starting the laptop in the morning and I am afraind this behaviour will lead to a disfunctioning laptop rather soon.
Downgrading the bios version to version A06 is not possible as the utility exists with the message that Dell doesn't recommend downgrading the BIOS version.
What can I do?

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hi,

i have a dual boot laptop dell insperion 1710. dual boot xp and vista on a partitioned disk
last night my battery ran out while it was doing an update for xp.

tried to boot into xp but it would get stuck on the xp emblem.

i can however boot into vista just fine.

im thinking either my MBR was corrupted or my boot ini

any other ideas?

if all else fails i guess i will have to reinstall XP again. and i know that is a pain cause i have to go into dos commands an mess with the bootlaoder.

evrtything is backed up on a external drive.

any help or ideas would really help me out

thanks!
 

A:my laptop battery drained out while doing updates, now it wont boot

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 My G700 has had this issue recognizing its own OEM battery since I got it, and there is a long drawn out way of trying to resolve this, but the core problem I believe is that when the battery is Fully Drained it can't Self Identify as an OEM battery, so the laptop won't charge it.  Without charge, it will never get out of this state. Problem:  Battery not recognized correctly as OEM, so won't chargeFix:  Charge battery at least a little bit Yes, I know it won't charge, so how do you perform fix? Plug into power and take battery in and out 5-10 times, leave battery in and remove and replug power cord in side of laptop 5-10 times.  Then leave for 15 minutes, then boot normally. Battery will now be recognized!  Why because you managed to get just enough juice in there while trying to identify the battery 10x or so, for the battery to be able to successfully identify itself when you did start it up. This is a HACK fix, but way better than uninstalling, reinstalling power software, BIOS software and device drivers a number of times (which does not work all that well, I have found). Hope this helps you, let me know! OHHH, and keep your battery charged at least a little to prevent this from happening, and turn power off when not using.  I am not sure if this is just some faulty batteries or all batteries, let me know if other batteries behave better than mine. Best,Mark Eckdahl

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when i diagonalised my battery status, i  found that battery cycle count is about 550/300

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Hi,        I notice when my HP EliteBook 745 G3 is completely off the battery getting drained.The computer is off, all ports are disconnected (no mouse, etc...), the AC is unplugged. In one weekend the battery reduces de value from 100% to 85%.(Friday 10 P.M. - 100%, Monday 8 A.M. 85%) The battery was also replaced to a new one, but the problem continues de same.This excludes a battery issue. This is normal? Can I get the feedback from another users who have the HP ElitteBook 745 G3, in one night how many percentage the battery reduces? Best regards

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At the time of reseting windows 10 due to battery drain my laptop shut down..After starting it shows message "installing windows 10 64%"and suddenly restarted repeatedly again and again.what should i do to start my laptop with windows 10

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hello, i bought a lenovo ideapad few months ago (500-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) now i have a problem that the battery suddenly dropped from 60% to 6% in a few seconds so i need your support to know the reason for that and to solve this problem thanks

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Hello,

I own a Dell Studio 15 laptop, usually I get about 3 1/2 to 4 hours of battery life on powersaver mode, depending on what I have turned on and stuff. But when i checked my battery a day ago, I only had 1 hour and 45 minutes of battery life at 100%!! I know that battery life drains over time, but this was so sudden! I lost 2 hours of battery life overnight! Could anyone explain what has happened and how I could go about fixing this problem?

Thanks a bunch!
Ricky
 

A:Battery life suddenly drained

if windows 7 you can manage battery a bit better but batteries do suddenly go, like a car really, one day it starts next dead, can try to fully drain it then fully charge it and whilst charging do not use the laptop till fully done this may help
 

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I left my T400 on overnight running on battery (clearly not the brightest idea), and now it won't start up.  The plug and battery lights do illuminate when I plug it into an outlet; when I turn it on, the num lock and caps lock lights illuminate briefly, and the power status indicator light illuminates.  It makes a few whirring noises, and then just sits there.  Does anyone have any suggestions for troubleshooting this?  Thank you!













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A:T400 won't start up after battery was drained

Did you ever get a response at all or figure out what was going on? This same issue just happened to me.

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Hello there,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3542 and for the past few weeks I have found that the battery drains after shutting down the laptop. The following is a step by step explanation of the issue :
1. After charging the laptop to 100 %, I clicked Start > Power > Shut down.
2. After waiting for like 5 minutes and ensuring that the laptop is, like "dead" ( no sounds, vibrations or anything ), I closed the lid and kept it on the table.
3. Next day, switch the laptop on and it does not turn on. The battery light flashes for a second and goes off. I connect the AC adapter and the laptop switches on. It shows 0 % battery.
I have run a full diagnostic check up of the laptop and the results do not display any issues related to memory, hard disk or the battery. Lid sensor also works perfectly.
However, I found something interesting. I checked the Event Viewer and I found the following logs :
1. Information 10-09-2017 21:16:51 User32 1074 None : 
The process Explorer.EXE has initiated the power off of computer DESKTOP-GJRG6VA on behalf of user DESKTOP-GJRG6VA\Dell Inspiron 3542 for the following reason: Other (Unplanned) Reason Code: 0x0 Shut-down Type: power off
// That's when I shut down the laptop.
2.Information 10-09-2017 21:16:54 Winlogon 7002 (1102) : User Log-off Notification for Customer Experience Improvement Program
3. Information 10-09-2017 21:16:56 Kernel-Power 42 (64) : 
The system is entering sleep.
Sleep Reason: Application API
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my laptop battery is draining too fast because some local host process is taking too much of CPU usage .... when i close it ... it again get started .... so please help me with it ..... 

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As title suggests - is it better to drain a battery then store it?

I.e. I have a spare laptop battery....

Thanks....

A:Best to store a spare battery drained?

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If you have a spare lithium-ion battery, use one to the fullest and keep the other cool by placing it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the battery. For best results, store the battery at 40% state-of-charge.

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Hi,

I've a problem with my Z930-164 : The battery loose around 8% every 12 hours while it is off.

I've the latest bios (6.80) and the latests drivers. I'm with windows 7 64 bits.

By trying many things, I've founded that it is the option : "Sleep and Charge" in the bios. By default it is on Auto mode (1.5 A), there is a 2.0A mode too. If I turn it off, the battery only loose 1% every 12 hours while it is off.

In default mode, why it does not power the USB while sleeping ONLY if there is a device ? Not to drain the battery !

It is a huge problem no ?

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A:Satellite Z930 : Battery is drained while off

The enabled Sleep & Charge function affects the battery working time.
Sleep & Charge allows to charge external connected devices (like smartphone) even if the notebook is in sleep mode.

Furthermore enabled ?Wakeup? options (Wake up on LAN, etc..) which are available in BIOS would lead to battery discharging.
Therefore disable these options if you don?t want to discharge the battery.

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hello,
 
i bought a lenovo ideapad few months ago (500-15ISK Laptop (ideapad)
 now i have a problem that the battery suddenly dropped from 60% to 6% in a few seconds 
so i need your support to know the reason for that and to solve this problem
 
thanks
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I have received my new X260 laptop a month ago (also my first Lenovo), I did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro and a bunch of drivers. It has been working well until now. Two days ago, I used it all-day with original adaptor plugged in. At the end of the day, I unplugged it and close the lid to put it to Sleep mode before I left work. The day after, I came to work and found my X260 battery was at 5%. I thought I have mistakenly set the Power Option so I checked and it was set to Sleep when I close the lid. Yesterday, I did the same, put it to Sleep before leaving work, but this time I clicked Start > Power icon > Sleep to make sure it entered Sleep mode and I watched the red LED on the lid blink slowly. Today I came to work and the battery was at 5% again! I am suspecting that X260 woke up at some point during the night. I don't know how, no cables connected. Please guide me if I need to update any driver or check any settings on Windows/BIOS. Thank you.

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This first time it occurred when I was browsing websites for a school project. The laptop suddenly turned off. I did hard reset by holding the power button and everything but it won't turn on. The backlight key and fan still working but the screen is black.I let the laptop there for some hours. Then it was able to turn on normally. I then charged the laptop to 90% and turned it off. This time the problem occurred again. It won't turn on correctly unless the battery is completely drained !!! I contacted Microsoft and they had me reset my laptop, but the problem still occurs! I've tested many times !!!I was frustrated so I took the battery off with some screwdrivers. So now I only use the AC adapter. However, the freaking thing still happen! I can't identify what is the problem !! I need help !

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The lap top has been working with no issues since purchase, but last week it was being used and the battery was completely drained and it switched off. As it was not needed at that point, it was left until the following morning. When it was plugged in, it woudl not start. So we left it charging and still nothing. When you push the start button the keyboard lights up for a few seconds and then goes off and that is it. I have read through numerous other similiar issues and have tried all of the following with no success: 1. Pushed and held power button for times ranging from 20 seconds to 1 minute2. Tried reset button3. Opened up back and pulled plug out of battery, then tried various combinations of pushing power for extended periods, with no power cable etc, and then plugging back in again So now at a bit of a loss as tried everything I can read on line with people suggest, the only other but I have read is about removing RAM, but not sure where they, I think below the battery. So not sure if I need to completely remove the battery etc, but wanted to see if anyone else had any better / easier ideas before I try that. Thanks for any help and guidance Model number - Lenovo Yoga 2 13, Model name 20344  

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Hi

When I do a suspend to ram during the night, battery can lost 20%... don't think is really normal.

How much charge do you lost during the night?

Thanks

A:Satellite Z830 - Suspend to RAM -> battery drained

Even when notebook is OFF battery will lose the capacity so it is ?normal?.
How many percent will battery lose is different and not the same on all notebook models.

To be honest if you use notebook on battery power supply it is logic to me that during the night you use hibernation and not stand-by mode. Stand-by mode is for short period of time only.

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Does anyone have any idea what could cause a netbook battery to not charge unless it's completely drained of power first?

If you don't know the answer to that, then how easy is it to replace an Asus netbook battery?
 

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit, and I recently replaced the battery that originally came with it.

The new battery is good, it lasts about 4 hours on a charge, but Vista seems to be reacting to it very strangely. Immediately after I take it off AC power, Vista will alert me that my battery power has reached 99% and is critically low.

After that it'll run fine for about an hour, then when it hits 75% or so it will put itself into sleep mode automatically as if the battery was dead. After it's asleep, I can turn it right back on and it will run for an additional 3 hours before shutting down again (this time because the battery really is dead).

I've tried full-discharging the battery to calibrate it a couple of times, but it made no difference in the behavior. As far as I can tell the battery is fine otherwise (the percentage and time remaining that Vista tells me seem to be accurate), and the computer has no problems when it is plugged in to AC power.

This strange behavior happens exactly the same way every single time I run the computer on battery. Low Battery warning at 99% and false shutdown around 75%. After that it's fine. Any ideas what could be causing this problem?

A:Computer going to sleep before battery completely drained

Hello Chefgon, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check your advanced Power Plan Options (Control Panel) settings under the Battery options for what levels it should warn you at. You can adjust these settings for what it should do when it reaches the level you set.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Greetings all! I'm struggeling with my lenovo 920s battery.I've adjusted the settings so that when i press the power button, the laptop should go into hibernation, and so it does.But the battery is drained! about 3% an hour or more! I've googled around and tried a few things,1. i tried turning fast boot off. 2. I tried disabling "intel management engine interface 2.5 uninstalled it and updated it with vantage app. 3. Reset bios to defualt,4. updated BIOS from 5NCN28WW to 5NCN41WW neither have worked.any other tips? 

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I looked at the Event Viewer and it appears it entered sleep, and then resumed from sleep two seconds later (I'm guessing right after I shut the lid).  How do I stop this? I have the power options to "sleep" I have tried to turn off all the "Allow this device to wake up th computer" - no matter what I try, it seems to not go to sleep. It does *sometimes* but the vast majority, it doesn't if I just shut the lid.  My BIOS is updated.  Is there any lesser known fix?  EDIT: Oh yeah, and sometimes it won't wake up from sleep when pressing power, or opening lid, or pressing fn + 4. 

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I am having an issue with my battery draining quickly after I put the HP Pavilion x2 in sleep mode.  It doesn't drain completely as some others have mentioned, but it does seem to drain fairly quickly in comparison to other laptops I have had.  Am I doing something wrong with how I put it in sleep mode?  I press the button on the top left of the screen/tablet.  Please let me know if you can help me.  Thanks.

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I tried factory reset and my battery died. After i pluggued my laptop to the charger, a black screen appears with a msg saying " an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contact an operating system" and asks me to restart my laptop followed by a continuous beeping sound. Can someone please help me...

A:Factory reset but battery drained, probook doesnt log in

Hello, Welcome! Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Despite the fact that the battery power drained during recovery, I suspect the recovery partition is still there and intact. You just have to restart the recovery process. Here is how: 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, imeediately start hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F11 for System Recovery options.The computer should boot from recovery partition to open you various recovery options. Note, that F11 option will only work if the recovery partition is there (not deleted) and intact. From there, you have prenty of options to choose from. Follow the on-screen instructions . Details here >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110 Let me know if this helps. If you experience any issues, do provide details and let me know.

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I kept my laptop on sleep mode at night, morning the battery was completly drained. When I plugged in the charger the wifi led is orange and doesnt boot up! I cannot do an hard reset my beats button is dead its not working. Tried removing the battery, Ram, power connector no success. Please help!!

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Hi,

I have the following big problem with my Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - this happened already two times.

I suspect that this may be connected to some Windows 8.1 setting. It also may be it is BIOS related.

PROBLEM: if I leave the laptop in a sleep mode (by just closing the lid), then If I do not use it for some time (>10 hours) then after that I could not switch the laptop on - it simply does not respond to any keys including the power on button. It does not matter whether I connect the power or disconnect it, I still can not power on the laptop, also it does not matter whether I try it with or without the keyboard attached. BUT: the battery on back on the screen is warm ,so obviously the laptop has not been switched off completely and something (i.e. windows sleep mode or bios or something else) is preventing me to power it on.

The solution I have so far is to leave the laptop for a very long time disconnected (to drain the battery completely - it will not be warm any more!) and then connect the power and then it will be able to switch on. Alternatively, opening the screen cover and manually disconnecting the battery and then connecting it again also work. After that the laptop can be switched on and works fine.

Obviously it is not very good because to wait very long (several days!) or to open the cover is not really a good option when you need the laptop!

Can you help?

May be it is something to do with some power-saving features of Windows?

Many thanks!

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - could not switch it on until battery is fully drained

There is a quick workaround instead of waiting for the battery to drain...

Hold down power button for around 20-30 seconds. That should hardware turn off the power completely allowing you to turn it on again.

Update the bios to the latest version and apply all windows updates after that, that may solve the sleep bug issue

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any help or explanation to a symptom like this ?
pushed power button then over night, the battery is completely drained, also no boot, repeatable.
shutdown the machine but no goes into sleep mode, the battery is safe without overnight drained issue, but still some leakage about 10% overnight. The battery report generation mechanism has wrong ? or really the PC hardware fault ? or Win10 bug ?!

A:win10 battery drained so fast unexpectedly, Dell Inspiron 15-5559

Turn off Fast Startup. Under Windows 10, your computer does not totally shut down with Fast Startup on. It can actually be running processes when you think it is "shut down". If you leave it off AC power for any length of time, it can drain your battery. With Fast Startup off, your computer will boot slightly slower, but it should not make a big difference.
JohnD

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.
 

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.
 

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Thanks for reading this. i have never posted anything in my life but i am stumped and need some help!
I got a dell inspiron 2200 and one day i was running it while it was pluged in and i unpluged it and the laptop just "Bloop" shut off......i tried turning it back on but nothing. just as if i had no battery in it at all. when i pluged it back in it fired up like normal i checked the battery meter and it said 97% full then charged up to 100% full but still it wont run off the battery. as soon as i unplug it it shuts right off.

Someone told me to run the battery calibration but my bios doesnt have an option for it. at least i cant find it. i know it has it somewere because when i first bought this laptop the screen was broke and when i bought a new one for it and booted it up it said i had to run the battery calibration befor it could start "not sure why" but i did...watched it drain and charge. so i know it's in here somewere. do you think this would even help?

Also i think i updated the bios so it might have had an older bios witch might have had the battery calibration and the new one i put on doesnt. It has verison A07 now. i tried "downgrading" to A05 and A06 but it doesnt let me, Says i have a newer verison and cannot install an older verison.

Stinks. this problem kinda takes the "Mobil" feature out of a laptop. Any help would be Awesome!

A:Laptop battery issue ??battery calibration??

i'm afraid the battery calibration program is only used to initialize new Li-Ion batteries which need to be prepped with an initial charge-discharge cycle.

It sounds to me like you have a battery composed of 32 (probably AA sized) cells.
One of those cells has died and hence you see only 97% charge. Unfortunately losing a single cell prevents current from entering or leaving the battery so your battery will not discharge correctly therefore shutoff without discharge.

I think you need a new battery. Although it may be possible to replace the single bad cell, other cells may be degraded also - if one cell failed, why not others? unit could have been exposed to heat etc.

Although I was an engineer for Gould, I am not a battery expert!

good luck!
Simon

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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Hi,
my friend has a laptop (HP G62 ) and the battery is not charging when we tried the battery on another laptop it charged perfectly
so we tried to change the charger and it wasn't the problem I'm not sure if this is a software or a hardware issue
just thought about trying some solutions before taking it to someone to fix it.
 

A:laptop battery issue

Charging is controlled by the power circuitry of the laptop.

If it's under warranty, have it serviced/replaced. Otherwise, it's likely more cost efficient to simply replace it.
 

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i bought a new Dell precision m60, but it's battery is empty. i mean, when i turn it on, the power and charge lights are on, but when bios loads about 80% ,laptop turns off...and i don't find a way how to leave it to charge.
BTW- leaving it turned off with the cable in don't work.
 

A:New laptop battery issue

Return under warranty: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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I have a HP TM2T-2100 with windows 7 Pro 64 Bit. A few days ago, I noticed the battery was very low every time I unplugged it from the AC Adapter. Upon checking the battery settings in Windows I noticed that the batter charge level does not increase when plugged in.

Battery status while plugged in is "Plugged In, Charging" but there's no change in battery level. I have a second HP laptop and have tried all combinations of AC adapter + Battery on the other laptop and they all work fine and it actually charges. This is how I keep mine charged for now. There are no errors when testing the battery using HP provided tools.

I've tried removing the ACPI-Compliant Control Battery Method and it does not resolve the issue even temporarily.
 

A:Laptop Battery Issue

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I bought a new battery for my Acer Aspire AOA150, this is a new battery. It says it's 100% charged but once I unplug charger, it shuts off.
 

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Hi there,
You are facing power issue do one things remove battery from laptop and check properly battery slot  is working ok and you can check your battery with other laptop it's working or not. Otherwise your laptop still under warranty so you can replace your laptop battery from company.

A:laptop battery issue

Hi Naveen,
Thank you for providing us these steps to help troubleshoot.
If you have any query, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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I replaced my laptop keyboard with a new one and now my laptop will not power on unless it is plugged into the wall. The battery says %100 but the second it is unplugged it dies. It is a gate way laptop if that helps. It is not old and are these things related
 

A:Laptop battery issue

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Did you replace the battery with another manufacturer approved battery or did you get a third party one from another supplier?
 

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I receive the Error message "Windows could not load the installer for Battery. Contact your hardware vendor for assistance." upon startup. I am wondering how to prevent this from coming up. Also I cannot see how much battery power is remaining in my laptop. I installed Dell Quickset, and still no cigar.

Error always comes up. No battery drivers? I checked device managers

System is an Inspiron 8600 Dell
 

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this question pertains to preserving the life of the battery. my old laptop was 6 years old or so, we have been running off the charger for the past 3 years or so rather than replacing the battery, but the new laptop i do not want to run it off the charger. normally it will be booted early morning and shutdown at the end of the day, my question is when we are not actually using it during the day should it be placed in sleep mode, hibernation or just fold the screen down. (this is the only windows forum i'm on that's why i am asking here)

A:laptop battery issue not really a win 8 issue

You're fine to be asking windows 8 and hardware-related questions here

I wouldn't worry about it too much. By the time your battery goes out, it will likely be time to upgrade.

Consider shutting down whenever you leave it for an extended time, such as longer than a day. I think hibernate is the preferred laptop method of low power states because it drains far less than sleep. So you could perhaps keep the computer plugged in while in hibernate, and unplugged while shut down, unless going on a trip or something.

I think HP had a power plan on their laptops that would keep the battery from charging fully to 100% (it would go instead to 50%), which wore it out less than the normal full charge. That may be hard to emulate without a program on your computer for such a plan as that.

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Hi, my name is kalpan and I am new to this, my laptop HP 15-AC053TX  battery not backing up well i try my friend's battery and it working well so, please suggest my where to buy new battery for my laptop. i visited most of website and all are prodouct are duplicate so please help me out with origional product .. thanks for reading and understanding my query..!

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Hey all,

I have a Dell Latitude D505, it's been working fine all day until now. My buddy and I just got a battery warning while playing online poker so we plugged the computer in but it didnt seem like anything happened - the red light on the laptop remained and the battery icon in the bottom didn't change to a plug for the AC adapter but kept the batter icon.

At present the laptop is plugged in, I'm using it to type this, but the red light is still on. My power meter says I'm at 0% and I get the startup warnings on power-up and launching Windows that the battery is low, but everthing appears to be working fine.

Any ideas on diagnosing this? Is the battery just shot or could it be something else? I have tried two separate power cords which have both worked in the recent past with the same result.

Any ideas, comments, or suggestions are appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Laptop battery issue

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The link to my problem is below, I thought this way would be easier rather than me retyping my entire problem. I have been trying to get help with this issue since March 10th and the support I have recieved has just made things worse. Please help me. My problem can be found under: HP Support Forum Home > Notebooks > OS/Recovery > Unknown Battery Remaining? http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=OS&message.id=478256#M478256  Thank you,Ashley

A:Experts please help with my battery issue on my HP laptop!

Try to update the bios to see if it helps.  As newer bios may have fix issues related to battery.I am not sure if this will solve the problem but would recommend you to at least update the bios to see any improvement. Please go to below link and find the bios for your notebook model: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers   TTHP Employee (Volunteer)

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This one has had me confused for some time. I am nearly certain at this point that it is the motherboard that will need to be replaced, but I wanted to see if there was anybody here that has dealt with this issue that may offer a little insight on the situation.

Specs:

HP Pavillion DV4-1435dx
4 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Windows 7 x64

I started having several issues with this machine on boot, so I upgraded the BIOS, OS and RAM. This resolved most of the issues but now we come to the part of the story that has me stumped. The machine is having an unusual charging issue. If I were to remove AC power from the unit while the battery is plugged in, I will not be able to charge the battery again until I completely power the unit off, remove the battery, plug the AC adapter in, and replace the battery. The exception to this rule is if I power the unit completely off (or hibernate it) and remove the AC, I will be able to plug it back in anytime before I power that unit back on and it will function normally. I have since replaced both the AC adapter and the battery, but the issue persists. I have checked all of the advanced power options in the control panel. I have not altered the registry in any way as of yet because I believe this is a hardware issue.

If anybody has any insight into this issue, let me know. I would very much like to know at least what is causing it to justify buying a new mobo or any more parts for the machine.

Thanks,

Don
 

A:Laptop Battery charging issue

The power settings have no effect if Windows is not running.

Has the battery been calibrated so that it reads the correct percentage and the circuitry knows when to start charging?

How do you know when it is "working" or not?
 

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I have the strangest issue going on with my laptop. To begin wit, it is a Dell Latitude D620 that we bought used but in perfect working order. About a year after we bought it I was using it and it just stopped working...it turned out that the adapter was dead. Now at the time I figured that the adapter had probably broken some time before and had not been charging the battery for a while but we just didn't notice and the computer dying was just the charge leaving. I do recall getting a low battery message at the time and plugging in the adapter and it not helping. So we bought a new adapter and everything seemed to be okay but maybe not...the adapter isn't the tightest of fits and so sometimes it falls out. when that happens, the computer dies. I never really thought about that but that should not be occurring so I decided to look into it. The battery appears to be fine. The little test thing on the battery itself shows all lights when I push the button. The little icon in the tray shows a 98% charge, Quickset shows the same and days that the battery is working properly. However something is obviously not right because it turns off when the cord comes unplugged and will not turn on unless plugged in. The setting is correctly set to work off battery so I'm guessing there is something wrong with the computer itself...perhaps seriously wrong. Any ideas?
 

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I have a laptop from Asus model number x55c-wh31, that has a serious problem, i don't know exactly how it started but recently, the laptop's battery indicator on windows is not reading accurately, now what i mean is, right now its showing the battery as 99 percent, but if i unplug it and use the laptop on battery power, it would still continue showing it on 99 percent, and after about 10-20 minutes it would just shut off and then i would have to use the adapter it came with to power it back up, i can't tell if its the battery on its way out or if windows indicator is malfunctioning, so any help or advice would be appreciated.
 

A:x55c laptop battery issue

The way to calibrate the battery indicator is with two or three full charge - full discharge cycles, and you may as well try that. But, it sounds like your problem is the battery itself.
 

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