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Battery drains fast on new laptop

Q: Battery drains fast on new laptop

Hello All, I have been having some trouble with my battery on my new laptop (which I got less than 6 months ago). It is an HP Envy 15t touchscreen, and the battery doesn't last for more than about 2 hours. I've tried some basic fixes, like decreasing brightness, but that hasn't really helped. I've also noticed that the fan runs pretty loudly for long periods of time (I just timed it, for example, and it was making loud noises for 15-20 minutes straight). Finally, recently the laptop will freeze for a couple of minutes (it will usually freeze when the fan starts running). Like I said, this is a relatively new laptop, and I don't use it all that much (maybe a couple hours of browsing a day, and a few hours of streaming over the course of a week) so I'm not sure why its having this problem. When I first got the laptop, I was getting about 6 hours without charge. Now, for example, it dropped from 100% to 84% in about a 20 minute span. Any help on the matter would be appreciated. Thanks.

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A: Battery drains fast on new laptop

Measure, measure, measure. If the fan is speeding-up, it's because the motherboard has detected "excessive" temperatures, and has increased the fan-speed to try to cool the computer. What causes those temperatures? Basically, the CPU is working "hard", and generating extra heat. Use the Windows "Task Manager" and/or "Process Monitor" to see which tasks are consuming the CPU.

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I'm havin trouble with my  2 year old laptop. Whenever i unplug the charger, it will say it has around 3 hours of battery life left, but it realy drains down to zero within 10 minutes. My power plan is set to power saver but it still drains realy fast. i have to have it connected to a charger all day to use it and this kinda defeats the purpose of the laptop..

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I'm having trouble with my laptop. Whenever i unplug the charger, it will say it has around 1 hour and 30 mints of battery life left, but it really drains down to zero within 20 minutes. My power plan is set to power saver but it still drains really fast. 

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Hi,I just got my spectre x360 notebook a few days ago and I've noticed how poor the battery life is.   With minimal browsing while connected to wifi , It barely lasts up to 4hours. The screen brightness has been adjusted to the minimum and the battery is on power saving mode. The drain is really worrisome and I have no idea whatelse needs to be done.

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Hi,This is my fist post here.  I bough new Lenovo Yoga 730 a few days back. The battery life isn't even 3 hours. I have turned Background apps off, set it to Battery saver mode, still it is draining too fast. Is my notebook faulty?  The screen brightness is also not very good. Unless I put it on 100% bright, the quality is poor.  Thanks 

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My new L460 purchased just last month drains too fast, and charges too fast. Even when shut down from the Start Menu, it loses ~20% in 12 hours. However, Lenovo Settings sees the battery condition as "good". I'm thinking of doing a Battery Gauge Reset, but I read in other forums that this procedure can damage the Li-Ion battery. Has anyone had a similar problem? How did you solve it?

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I recently upgraded to windows 7 and before that my batteries lasted over 3 hours and didn't over heat, but when I upgraded the batteries started overheating quickly and the battery lasts for about 30 minutes off of the charger. I also get a message that says I need to replace my battery. What should I do to fix these problems? I have an acer aspire 5335

A:After Win 7 upgrade Battery drains FAST and overheats

First thing is to check your poswer settings and be sure that when you are on batteries that it is using the battery power sceme. And second, that that sceme has reduced clock and brightness settings, conservative disk settings etc like it should. (You should visibly notice that when you plug in and unplug the power supply that the screen brightens and dims at minimum...)

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My battery drains from 100% to zero in about a week when powered off. A tech, in a chat session, said this was normal, and that HP batteries are expected to drain from 100% to zero in 5 or 6 days when powered off. That can't be right. A lithium-ion battery should lose about 10% charge per MONTH (http://www.batteryeducation.com/2012/10/battery-self-discharge-rates.html). But according to the tech it loses 15 to 20% charge PER DAY. What is HP's expected self-discharge rate for a laptop battery when the laptop is powered off? The "battery test" in the HP diagnostics said my battery was healthy. But I don't think it is. I want to know at what rate a fully charged battery should lose its charge when the machine is powered off so I can tell if my battery is defective. Thanks!

A:My battery drains unusually fast when powered off - what are...

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Posted about this a while ago, re the battery on the above laptop draining really quickly, lucky if it lasts an hour. Only 5ish months old. Also I have noticed it gets really quite hot. Not been on it for long and already the outlet is hot and the underneath is also hot. All I am currently doing is watching a Youtube video and on here. Any ideas?

Thanks

Darren
 

A:Acer Aspire 7741g battery drains fast

Try a cooling pad.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Logitec...&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9713593
 

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Hi,Iv'e had the 710s for about two weeks. At first i would get about 5 - 5.5 hours of work time from it. But yesterday the battery started draininig very fast, and i'm now getting about 2.5 hours of work time. Iv'e not installed anything new or made any special changes. Any idea what this could be?

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Hi, The battery of my YOGA 710 14-IKB drains too fast and charges too slow. This pretty much happened over night. One night I charged the laptop to 100% and the next morning it was down to ~60% (and yes, I turned off the laptop). Additionally, the battery icon doesn't show the correct percentage or the estimated time to fully charge the laptop. I'm using the laptop the same way I've always been with all the apps and windows open. Hope you guys can give me some tips.    

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When my  laptop is turn off from the windows menu and unplugged for storage the battery is drained way too fast! I lost 36% in 1 week.

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SO I got a replacement unit because my first unit had a probleme of battery drianing while turned off. My new unit seems to have the same problem if i turn it off on batterie mode but noty if i tun it off plugged. Turn off options are the same for both mode. Someone has a clue what is going on?

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 I purchased the Lenovo IdeaPad 100 in May 2016.  I am on my laptop every day for school and work related, and I tend to put my laptop to sleep instead of turning off most of the time.The battery drains fast; lasts at least an hour or less without an ac adapter.  When I charged my laptop with the ac adapter it takes at least 2 hours, 3 hours at most, for it to charge which I think it's not normal. I can't remove the battery from the laptop because I don't want to cause any damage. I do have a warranty for it, yet I like to know any solutions for me to fix this issue. 

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I charge my laptop to 100% after using it everynight, but when I wake up I find the battery at about 80%. I shut it down every time after using it, I don't leave it on sleep mode, I shut it down.. So I need help on what is draining its battery or does the battery have a problem?

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I recently purchaded HP 250 G5 laptop, small problem is that it drains power from the battery when turned off. I use the laptop only about once a week. Last week it was charged to 100% when I turned it off, turned it on today and it's down to 87%. I am shutting down rather than hibernating or sleeping. I have turned OFF "fast start", so I know it's not this causing the battery drain. Does anyone have any ideas why its doing this? How to stop it? 

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1 week old laptop battery drains from 100% to 30% within about 3 hours. Battery save is on.

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Hi,I have  purchased a HP pavilion DV6t-3100 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC 2 years back, it was working fine till last two month, but now from the last two month it is facing with a strange problem, when ever i charged my laptop battery and shutdown the  system, and check back after some time it's battery drains at 2% per hour rate, if i remove the battery from the PC and insert it even after some days, it was work fine without any battery power loss, i know my batetry is not damaged , because after full charging it worked for 2 hrs continuosly, i am very much worry about this.One  more thing i would like to inform you that i have searched this problem on internet and found a lot of solutions telling that do shutdown, remove ac, remove battery, hold down the power button for 30 sec- 1 min, connect AC, start the PC , uninstall the microsoft ACPI complint drivers,  remove AC, insert the battery, strat the PC, leave for 1 min, conec the AC....etc..this will solve the problem, but i have done this trick many times but no luck, then i found one another trick that tells...check the Wackup LAN on network card and in BIOS , it is disabled or not, i have done this trick also, but no luck, finally i found the last solution on internet to update the BIOS , i tuned my system by HP system assistance utility and after tuned a found 5 drivers need to be updated, ok then the most elegant solution that i found on internet was to update the BIOS, ok then i thoght ... Read more

A:HP Laptop Battery Drains While shutdown

Are u there (Any Expert from HP), if you are not there then why are u using this blog, if you don't have a time to respond, this is a rediculous behaviour by u HP, i don't buy any HP product, your service is too bad to express.

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Hi, my computer has never held a charge.  When my battery is fully charged, and I turn it off, and I leave it alone for about 2 weeks, the battery drains completely.  Many users have this problem.  Does anyone know of a fix?

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hi,
my dell inspiron i3 battery still drains when I shut down the machine using the Power "shut down" option in windows 10.
after i'm done using the laptop and turn it off using the shut down option. it either I see a red light indicating low battery or the machine won't turn On at all because it has run out of battery and I need to connect the charger

A:battery still drains after shutting down the laptop

Disable fast boot:
<<www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-10-a.html>>
Once that's done, Windows 10 will shut down rather than hibernate. 
If that doesn't solve the issue, it may be time for a new battery.

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I have noticed, that battry leval of laptop (hp 15 ac-124TX) decrease  around 4 to 5% in 12 hrs. Is it normal or somthing wrong. I have another hp laptop in which I never faced this situation.laptop is 2 months old only.please help me. thank you 

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Hi i have HP 15 Notebook PC and i am facing problem since start that my battery drains out automatically while the PC is turned OFF or in sleep mode.. I have changed my settings and disabaled fast boot which has solved the problem to some extent but still when i use my laptop after  a day, I use to face the same problem.. same problem is very much pretinent once i turn off my PC in sleep mode.. then the battery last for only 4 to 6 hours .. Its very annoying while you are travelling and you turn off your PC with full battery and after 6 hours when you need your laptop and you find out battery is empty.. If i press power button even then no response from Laptop . I also think that may be battery is not draining out gradually , else i think it drains out all of a sudden due to some malfunchioning  

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I have a HP stream x360, and it is having battery problems. First of all, it drains even when I shut it down completely. I shut it down with approximately 90% battery and about a day later it wont turn on. So I go to charge it, which leads to my second problem. It charges insanely slow. It has been plugged in for 12 hours, and when I press power, the button lights up for 5 seconds and then turns off. It isn't a kink in the wire because I store it properly, and it is unravelled when charging. It isn't the outlet because ai have moved 3 times, which means totally different outlets, but all with the same charge speed; SLOW. Finally, it is actually fully plugged into the computer because the little red light IS on, indicating it is charging. So what do I do? What is wrong? I can't take out a battery because it is internal. And currently, I cannot do anything with the computer because it is still dead, and it has a habit of taking 2 days to charge. About. Please help. I got it about 9 months ago. It isn't even a year old.

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Hi,

Today i am facing the problem with my battery. The inspiron N5010 laptop battery drains out even though the laptop is turned off(Shut Down). After going through the different blogs in Dell community I,
1. Updated the Video Drivers from the dell Site.
2. Updated the BIOS Drivers from the same site.
Is there any thing i need to do, to resolve my issue before approaching the Service Center.
Please advice me.
Thanks in Advance.

A:Inspiron N5010 laptop Battery drains when the laptop is OFF.

answers.microsoft.com/.../653a8732-c9fc-4277-9e57-12ff562370bf
Check this.

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Hello,
I have the Dell XPS 13, i5, with the Win 10 OS (64 bit) - just got it not long ago.
When I put the laptop on Sleep Mode (Either if I close the lid, or if I do it from the "Start Menu" and choose the "Sleep" option), the Laptop goes to sleep, and then wakes up immediately (after 2-3 seconds) with no apparent reason. If I immediately try to make it "sleep" again, it wakes up again after 2-3 seconds. It is like it refuses to sleep. The only way to fix it, is to restart the laptop, which sometimes fixes the problem, only until it happens again - and I notice too late when my battery is empty.
It deprives me of relying on the Sleep Mode, which is really 50% of the user experience on a SSD laptop. 
How can I fix this? 

Thank you
Boaz

A:Laptop goes to sleep when I close the lid, then it wakes up by itself and stays ON and drains battery

Put it to sleep with the lid open.  After it wakes, open an admin command prompt and type the following.. Let us know what it says.
powercfg -lastwake

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Hello,
I have the Dell XPS 13, i5, with the Win 10 OS (64 bit) - just got it not long ago.
When I put the laptop on Sleep Mode (Either if I close the lid, or if I do it from the "Start Menu" and choose the "Sleep" option), the Laptop goes to sleep, and then wakes up immediately (after 2-3 seconds) with no apparent reason. If I immediately try to make it "sleep" again, it wakes up again after 2-3 seconds. It is like it refuses to sleep. The only way to fix it, is to restart the laptop, which sometimes fixes the problem, only until it happens again - and I notice too late when my battery is empty.
It deprives me of relying on the Sleep Mode, which is really 50% of the user experience on a SSD laptop. 
How can I fix this? 

Thank you
Boaz

A:Laptop goes to sleep when I close the lid, then it wakes up by itself and stays ON and drains battery

Put it to sleep with the lid open.  After it wakes, open an admin command prompt and type the following.. Let us know what it says.
powercfg -lastwake

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Sorry for duplicate post, but subject was not particularly helpful.
Have new Dell laptop XPS 13 9343, with battery drain problem since day 1, drops from 100% to 80% overnight. Came with windows 8, but I updated to windows 10 right away, so not sure if this was happening from the word go.
The laptop is a bit warm on the underside first thing in the morning, so something is drawing power in the shut down state. Turned of fast boot and looked at bios changing anything that may looks like it may be causing a problem. Lap top just cannot seem to switch off !!
Updated bios and all drivers, as suggested on forum doing search for peolple with similar issues.
Seems to be a problem with intel MEI - and causes same issue on lots of laptops, not just Dell.
Unable to downgrade intel MEI to version 9 from 11 as I get error message something like "Thiscomputer does not meet minimum requirements for installing this driver".
Have zip file - MEI_Win7_8_8.1_9.5.24.1790_5.0M - how can I install (roll back greyed out as I assume 11 is what I have always had.
Could take battery out every night, but bit of a hassle I can do without !
What can I do ? Anyone else with this laptop have this issue ??
Thanks for any help, in advance.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Yoga 900 (Intel Core i7-6560U 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10) and have been experiencing the following issue since I purchased it: I put the laptop in sleep mode and into my laptop bag. The laptop will wake up by itself later despite the lid is closed. It then stays on as it's inside the laptop bag it gets very hot and drains the battery. Since this has happened closer to 10 times already I'm worried if the battery life is already damaged due to heating. Normally when I close the lid the laptop goes onto sleep mode.  I have already taken many measures to try and stop it from waking up from this article (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-windows-computer-randomly-waking/). I have set the power setting so that it should always go on sleep mode when the lid is closed. I don't understand how it goes on even when the lid is closed.  What could be the problem? Thanks in advance!   

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Hello. I have a 3yr old Toshiba Satellite laptop that I use every day, on avg. 8 hrs per day for school. The battery used to last about 2.5 hours without needing charging. In the past couple weeks, it only seems to last about an hour before needing to be charged.

Even more troublesome is its action when the charge is gone. I have set the power settings to pop up a notification message at 22% battery level and take no action, then at 10% battery level, pop up another message THEN go in to hibernate. However, last week it would give me only about 20 seconds' notice of a critical battery level, then it would hibernate. It wouldn't give me any notice before the critical level.

Now, it has taken to just hibernating, with no warning notice whatsoever. I could keep it plugged in all the time, but my concern is there's something more at issue that will get worse over time. I don't need any crashes at finals time.

Any suggestions? Could the battery need replacing? Thanks.
 

A:Battery drains in 1hr; No low battery warning before hibernate

Li Ions really start to lose capacity at 2 years. By 3 years, they can easily be at 50% of their original capacity.

I'd go for a new battery.
 

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Dear Customer Service, My laptop HP PAvilion - 14-al106TX was bought on two month ago.Recently I found my laptop battery Draining Fast which seems like unreasonable, Once laptop fully changed when I unplug the charger after 6 to 8 hour my battery capacity from 100% drop to 88% while it was off during that moment. That was the reason I suspect my battery may have problems, therefore could you please help to advice whether it is a defect battery? Looking forward to your favorable reply soon.Thank you. ZL1

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Just bought this laptop from Costco.  Model 15-ba-113ct.  The battery should last 7 hours but it hasn't been close to lasting that long.  I can hover over the battery icon in the system tray and literally watch it tick down percent by percent. I've adjusted the battery saving settings to the HP Recommended, display: turn off after 5 min, put computer to sleep after 10, reduced the brightness and it still drains. I have only added 2 programs (Chrome & Thunderbird) and haven't used it very much - maybe 3 times. any advice appreciated.

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Hello everyone!

My VAIO Laptop Battery is running out at a ridiculous fast speed. When it's fully charged at 100% it runs out in 5-10 minutes while it says it will last 2 hours. I tried setting it on Energy saving or something. But it still runs out fast. Any help?

A:VAIO Laptop Battery EXTREMELY Fast Out

How old is the laptop?

Laptop batteries can die in as little as a year

But also, you may need to "recalibrate" your battery (and this also "cycles" it as well, something that should be done often)

Look about half way down the page here:
"Consider Replacing Your Battery"

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Hi, In the last two days my laptop's battery has started getting really hot really quickly whether it is plugged in or not. The battery life has also dropped off by over an hour in the last two days. I know batteries degrade over time but the laptop isn't a year old and I can't believe it should get this hot, or lose it's charge lie this, so quickly. Any ideas what's causing it? Thanks

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Whenever I have a game on (ex. overwatch, or any game) the battery will slowly drain to %0 regardless of it being plugged in I have to turn it off and wait for it to become fully charged again, If I'm just on the internet on google it will charge, this only occurs when I'm on a game. I've just starting having this problem and wanna know how I can fix this.
I've already done diagnostics tests, multiple times. but don't know what else I can do.

A:Battery drains when plugged in

I forgot to mention, I use a Alienware 17 R3

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Dear all,My T470s battery discharge about 10% per day when system is powered off. Anyone can help me to fix it? I have read a few posts in there, but I have not seen any proper solutions.  Really appreciate. Many many thanks

A:T470S battery drains

Under control panel/power, select "choose what the power buttons do".  Select "change settings that are currently unavailable".  Turn off "fast startup".

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Hi,My new laptop which I bought to do Uni work on it battery keeps draining when it is switched off. in one night it has lost 20% of the battery. I have all the latest drivers installed and the HP battery check says that the battery is fine.could anyone help me find out what is wrong and explain how to fix it? 

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I just bought a new battery today and the battrey drains too quickly. How do I solve this issue?

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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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You know what they say about good, fast and cheap. You can have only two; take your choice.

I want an extended capacity battery for a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E laptop -- good and cheap. I'm finding batteries in the range of 4400- to 5200mAh, which is the factory stock range; but, I want one in the range of 7800- to 8800mAh. I've about given up on 8800 because every time I find one and check out the company, I find some really nightmarish war stories about the company and their products. I'm beginning to think 8800 is a pipe dream/scam and there is really no such thing.

So now I'm down to 7800, hoping to find a reputable company/brand for $100 or less. I'll go more if I have to.

Anyone have any suggestions? I've spent enough hours on this that I am now asking for help.
 

A:Solved: Need a laptop battery, good, cheap and fast

I've had a good experience with these guys.
http://www.laptoptraveller.com/
 

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I am facing this battery issue from few days . Help me to over come this.

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Although I have my notebook plugged in, the battery drains down completely and shuts off. The battery then charges while it's off and I start over again with the same process. I have used the original power supply as well as a working universal power supply. Neither one charges the battery while the unit is on.  I tried finding the Windows 10 battery companion by typing battery in the search bar. It isn't there. I do not have airplane mode turned on. What could be wrong? The battery now seems to drain more rapidly than before. 

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Hi there, I have noticed this issue: I work on my DELL XPS 13, after work I switch it off using the windows button. As I switch it on next say morning, the battery LED is ON and the system says the battery is being charged - usually cca 10-15% is being drained during the night. No sleep mode, no hibernation, only shut down option (OFF). Does anyone of you experienced same issue?
Thanks,

Alois

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Hey everyone,

I have Windows XP SP2 on an Acer Aspire One A110, 512MB Ram 8GB SSD, Intel Atom, 1.6GHZ Processor, 3-cell battery blah blah...

We'll i used to have 2:47 battery life etc. I have a USB Mouse but the USB is only an adapter not one of those massive hub things... I've decresed my brightness to it's darkest, muted my speakers, cut down on as most apps as possible (Firefox and MSN and ManyCam only running.) I've also applied that hotfix which was supposed to help, but no luck. When i run on battery I get 1:26...MASSIVE difference. I don't think its the battery as I put my brothers battery in and he gets 2:30 on his battery but when it was on my laptop it went to 1:57 Don't know what to do...I don't have an anti-virus EITHER because i was so mad on getting my battery life back up.

Thanks

-Ash

A:Battery life drains quickly!

Most likely your battery might not bre charging fully due to the A/C adaptor plug may be loose and or the connection on your board is loose (common problem with laptops). Another thought is that over a period of time laptop batteries get weaker due to their nature. It may be best to take your computer to the shop and let an expert technician look into this. Really doesn't cost an awful lot...If you are handy you may be able to check this out yourself but sometimes laptop cases are a little difficult to open (without damaging)...I know from experience (cracked my Sony Vaio case when trying to attempt fixing the very same issue)...

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Is it normal for a Thinkpad T470 to drain battery after it has been shut down completely? I first observed this after not using the notebook for about a week. After switching it back on, the external battery had lost more than 10% charge, while the internal battery's value hadn't changed. Curiously, while using the notebook, this behavior is reversed, i.e. the internal battery is discharged first. Things I tried so far: Disabled Wake-on-LANDisabled USB chargeDisabled Thunderbolt deviceDisabled the fingerprint readerDisabled Fast BootDisabled all wake events and timersChanged power planPerformed a full shutdown via shutdown -sUpdated BIOS and Embedded Controller to latest version availableResetting Windows to factory defaults I also ejected the external battery and disabled the internal battery before shutting down to make sure that they don't discharge by themselves. However, no drain occurred under this condition. Effectively, none of these options have helped. The external battery still loses approximately 2% charge every 24 hours.

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Hello all let me start with the technical details of my laptop: Lenovo Carbon X1Bought ~2 months ago (new) at a reseller in the USi5 3rd generation @ 1.7GHz4GB DDR3 (soldered on motherboard)128GB SSD (Samsung), must be SATA III (6GB/s) I guessWindows 8 Pro x64 Furthermore:+40GB free space on the hard driveOriginal charger used, alwaysLaptop was never 'opened' (ie with screws)device mainly used to text editing, browsing and PhotoshopBackground apps/services: Apple iTunes services, Dropbox, Lenovo mouse/trackpad service and startup utilities like Google Update, Java update, Adobe Reader SpeedlaunchI do not shut down my laptop most of the times, I simply put my computer in sleep modus (in other words: I close the lid of the laptop)I do play games on this laptop, but of course I do not expect the battery to last many hours when doing so. The battery drains quickly only in 'normal' situations - gaming, video editing and lots of Photoshop do not count of course.Connected to the internet all the time (no 3G, just WiFi)Bluetooth disabled. Now let me explain the situation.The laptop is fully charged using the original charger. The power plan is set to Power Saver (image). Brightness is set to around 60% of maximum according to the build in indicator of Windows 8.The apps that are open are Google Chrome ( with 5 tot 15 tabs most of the time), Outlook, Dropbox and one metro apps (weather or the app store). (full image, click here) As you can read, no heavy ... Read more

A:[Carbon X1] Battery drains quickly

Well, how long does it last?

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