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Laptop Battery Tips

Q: Laptop Battery Tips

Hi guys, I just bought new battery for my dell Inspiron, how do you save or extend battery life, I read that Li-on battery should be at least once in two or three weeks, and it's recommended not to discharge fully, is that true and do you do anything to extend battery life.

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A: Laptop Battery Tips

According to the link below it's bad to discharge a Li-ion battery completely and/or leave it in the laptop when running of the mains. When not in use store at ~40% charged in a cool dry place. Heat is the biggest enemy.
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Laptop Battery Articles amp Tips A new laptop battery comes in a discharged condition and must be charged before use refer to the devices Laptop Tips Battery manual for charging instructions Upon initial use or after a prolonged storage period the battery may Laptop Battery Tips require three to four charge discharge cycles before achieving maximum capacity New battery needs to be fully charged and discharged cycled a few times before it can condition to full capacity Rechargeable batteries undergo self-discharging when left unused Always store a Laptop Battery pack in a fully charged staged for storage When charging the battery for the first time the device may indicate that charging is complete after just or minutes This is a normal phenomenon with rechargeable batteries Remove the camcorder batteries from the device reinsert it and repeat the charging procedure It is important to condition fully discharge and then fully charge the battery every two to three weeks Failure to do so may significantly shorten the battery's life this does not apply to Li-ion batteries which do not require conditioning To discharge simply run the device under the battery's power until it shuts down or until you get a low battery warning Then recharge the battery as instructed in the user's manual Laptop Battery Tips If the battery will not be in use for a month or longer it is recommended that the laptop battery be removed from the device and stored in a cool dry clean place Be sure to store your Laptop Battery properly Do not leave your batteries in a hot car or in humid conditions The best storage conditions are a cool dry place The refrigerator is fine if you stick in a packet of silica gel with your battery in a sealed bag to keep them dry It is a good idea to charge your NiCad or Ni-MH batteries fully before use if they have been in storage Upgrade my Laptop Battery From Ni-MH to Li-ion NiCad Ni-MH and Li-ion ACER Laptop Battery is all fundamentally different from one another and cannot be substituted unless the Laptop has been pre-configured from the manufacturer to accept more than one type of battery chemistry Please refer to your manual to find out which rechargeable battery types the laptop device supports is supported It will automatically list all of the battery chemistries supported by your specific device If your device does allow you to upgrade the battery from Ni-MH to Li-ion you will typically get longer run time For example if your Laptop uses a NI-MH battery that is Volts mAh and the new Li-ion Laptop Battery is Volt mAh then you will obtain longer run time with the Li-ion battery Example Li-ion Volts x Amperes Watt Hours Ni-MH Volts x Amperes Watt Hours The Li-ion is stronger and has longer run time How Can I Maximize the performance of My Laptop Battery There are several steps you can take to help you get maximum performance from your Laptop Battery Prevent the Memory Effect - Keep the Laptop Battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks Do not leave your battery plugged in constantly If you have are using your laptop on AC power remove the battery if it's fully charged The newer Li-ions don't suffer from the memory effect however it's still best practice to not have your laptop plugged in charging all the time Power Saving Options - Go into your control panel and activate various power saving options when you are running off battery Disabling some of your background programs is also recommended Keep the Laptop Battery Clean - It's a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and the portable device Exercise the Battery - Do not leave the battery dormant for long periods of time We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks If an Laptop Battery has not been used for a long period of time perform the new battery break in procedure described above Battery Storag... Read more

A:Laptop Battery Tips

Nice, very detailed You might want to mention that some of the newer Li-ions don't suffer from the memory effect, at least anywhere near as much.
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A:Battery Saving Tips

First query my friend is how old is the battery cos you know Lithium ion's deteriorate from the day they are manufactured even if not used.

Second what power settings are you using?
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Before i start using it what are the tips to have a good and healthy battery!!
How should i charge, usage and all the tips that won't ruin the battery fast!!
btw i googled it but can't find anything about lumia phones at all!!!
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A:Tips to Get the Most Battery Life

turn off the Wifi card... install the power manager from the laptop manufacturer, it may give you more options. Check if BIOS has additional options.
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This query may sound kinda 'odd' but I thought of it giving it a try all the same.

It is my ol' trusty Fujitsu Siemans Lifebook S 4546, the P3 one.

It has Win XP Pro as the OS.

Now the battery is dead a do do, it wont boot or start at all.

I have ordered a new lap top battery but being XMAS, no action until after New Year.

And right now I am in dire need of some urgent files on the HD.

So the question is-
is there anyway we can get it started, perhaps some guyz have some tricks n tips up their sleeve.
Pls share that with us. Wil apprec that a lot.

Thx a lot and a Merry Xmas to all.


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A:just got a new laptop with w 7, don't want to bog it down, tips please

The slow down is generally most noticeable when the drive becomes fuller it becomes slower. It's just how it is. This is part of the reason people are moving up to SSD's despite the premium price on them.
one thing I would run on a store bought computer is this though.
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A:Looking to buy a new laptop. Any tips?

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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

jonasdatum said:

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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A:Laptop powers off unexpectedly at 20% battery left. 1YearOld Battery..

Hi there .. Do you have Power4Gear Installed ... If so i would look into the Settings for that could be a power plan so save Battery life ... It should also be able to tell you your Battery's Health status ... I have no idea how good this Program is could be total crap ...
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A:My laptop running on BATTERY and giving error 'No battery detected'

Your battery has failed and must be replaced. They're only good for three or four years. Happens to all laptops.
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A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
                   --> Critical battery level ( you can change it to 10%)
                   ---> Low battery level ( you can change it to 20%)
So I hope this works!
Reply me back when you've succeeded fixing it.
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A:compaq M2105 laptop - battery will not charge, flickers from AC/battery

Hopefully you are experienced in working on and repairing laptops/notebooks... and you carefully handeled the replacement motherboard and didn't damage it. Repairing laptops takes considerable skill and caution.

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What is the model of your laptop?
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A:Solved: New laptop - any tips?

I'm not sure about the sturdiness, the battery lasts 3 hours (maybe less while gaming or watching movies), it has wireless capability, and it weighs 9.2 pounds, but here is one I came across:
And specifications:

You should be able to get it for cheaper than the above web site says since it is a few months old; I saw some prices for it that you might find acceptable at other web sites.
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A:Tips on Speeding Up Laptop

1) Do not us msconfig to manage startup items. Msconfig is a diagnostic utility. You should use a dedicated app such as autoruns to manage startup items.2) Ccleaner does NOTHING to effect system performance3) Exactly WHAT is slow?,150125.0.html
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A:Tips to keep my new laptop as fast as possible

9/10 It's not what you install, It's how you use them and manage them that counts.

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Picking Out a Laptop in the Brave, New World of Tablets - Yahoo! Shopping

A:Tips on selecting a laptop

Hi there
Interesting read - I don't agree that Netbooks are a dwindling species.

I've hardly used a full size laptop in nearly a year now -- but I use the Netbook nearly all the time -- it's great for creating any sort of Power point presentation, EXCEl spreadsheets etc etc --all of which are exceedingly horrible if not downright impossible to do on a tablet.

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The netbook can plug into a decent size monitor allowing applications like Photoshop to be run decently when I'm connected to the remote server with the Photoshop CS5 application on it and by using Virtual CD / DVD software I can copy ISO files to the netbook and play DVD's too.

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(Another advantage of instant messaging over texting is that it uses the Internet so you don't pay for nr of texts sent or characters submitted").

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A:Tips on Laptop Batteries

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Some reading and testing for you

Why is my Laptop battery not charging? – updates

Laptop Battery Not Charging | PCWorld

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Connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher."

But I am using a 65W Dell Adapter that I got with my laptop.
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If you take the battery out and just use the adapter, will the laptop boot up without errors?
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A:Tips for better performance for my laptop thats running DC++

while some of these are for windows, some are more generic.
Of course more ram always helps and a faster HD.
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A:Laptop battery taken out during use

Does it work with the power cord connected and no battery?

For all you know, your little brother may have shorted the battery with a paperclip or whatever, so the battery may be dead. The computer should be OK though.
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A:ibm laptop battery....

zorbenn said:

I have a new ibm laptop... windows xp-- the battery started showing a declining
rate of charge over a period of the first two week-- the ac adapter
and battery were replaced by the vendor at ibm's direction and when
I saw it at the store it was showing l00%... It has been plugged in
since I got it home on is also connected to a usb hub
today it is at 96%---- so far, there is no explanation for this...Click to expand...
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Question is: I found a replacement battery for this HP series on amazon with following specs:
* Cells: 12 Cells
* Volts: 11.1V
* Capacity: 8800mAh; 97Wh
* Type: This item is an extended capacity 12 cell battery. This battery is physically larger than batteries with fewer cells. Please compare the specs to determine if this battery will be larger than your original.

Will this battery work for me? It is way cheaper than other replacements and I'm note sure why. Thanks very much!

A:laptop battery?

Please furnish a link to the battery on Amazon.

Beware of ultra-cheap batteries. Sometimes they just aren't 'up to snuff'.

I got my last high-cap battery at and I am very satisfied. They are members in good standing of the BBB and have a good BBB rating.
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What do people do with old laptop batteries?


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So if he is using the same adapter, and a new battery (the old one did hold a charge before it died) do you suppose this could be an issue with the MoBo? If it is plugged in (with new battery) it stays on just fine but once he unplugs the machine it just dies (turns off).

I can't imagine it being the adapter or power port on laptop...

Is there a calibration setting for batteries?

A:Please Help with Laptop Battery

Is the new battery an official Lenovo-branded one, or a cheap Chinese knock-off?

It's possible that it's a bad battery as well. Does Windows show the battery is charging when it's plugged in?

It's possible that it's the power brick - if the brick/adapter is a lower-end/weaker one, it's possible that it's not putting out enough power to power the laptop as well as charge it, especially during actual work.

No, there isn't a calibration or memory effect for Li-Ion batteries.
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A:laptop battery

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of your laptop have you checked the system spec this may not be your model but it will explain some points Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technology HP Pavilion Notebook PCs - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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A:Laptop Battery

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Dell wants a rediculous $150 for their's.
The 3rd party batteries are around $55 delivered.
Any thoughts?

A:Laptop battery

New if possible, good deals through ebay (done it before).

If you buy "new" from ebay make sure the seller has a decent warranty ie. 90 day. (found this one for $50)

3rd party or refurbs are fine too, just don't mix the two if you are going for dual batteries.

For either purchase make sure the Voltage and mAh are the same as your original.
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A:Laptop battery

That model uses a "desktop" processor chip, not one optimised for long battery life.

The "long life" chipset at the moment would be the Centrino, which uses a Pentium - M CPU at a lower clock speed.

You cant have 3 GHz performance AND long battery life. Most laptop users are not away from the power supply for very long, and those that are buy the hardware suited for the task.
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i suppose the mWh is equivalent to the voltage of battery times mAh.

so, i wanted to ask, how to determine that a battery of laptop will last longer? since many laptop comes with different voltages. some 10V with 4000mah, some 15v with 4000mah is it going to provide same hours since those batteries have same 4000mah but have different voltage rating?

i hope someone have reference or from the net since i've spent time googling and find no result. i found one said 71W battery 8-cell, others 48.8W 6 cell. while others said 6-cell is usually 4400mah and i do not understand the conversion unit.

A:About laptop battery

The Volt, AH ratings have nothing to do with Useful Life expected from the battery.
The cell count may relate, but the bottom line is the means to create the storage in the first place:

lead acid
nickel-metal-hydride (NiCad)
Lithium-ion (LI-on)
​There's a shelf life that limits the AGE of the battery regardless of V/AH ratings.
See the Wiki on LI-on
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thanks heaps!

A:Laptop battery

Originally Posted by grasshoper

Hey, sorry if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure where to post it.

I have a dell inspiron 6400 notebook, it's great, but i don't know about the battery. I just about always have it plugged in to external power source so i don't really need the battery. Should i take the battery out? will it reduce battery life leaving it in the computer when not in use?

thanks heaps!

Welcome to the Vista x64 Forums

I'd recommend leaving the battery in. Sort of a built in backup power supply. Newer batteries don't develop memories as batteries of the past. You should be ok keeping the battery in.

I hope this helps.
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Sound like your battery is dead, I am afraid.

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Hope that I have put the question plain enough.The Laptop is an HP Compaq.

With many thanks

A:Laptop Battery

Quote: Originally Posted by flogit

is it advisable while the laptop is running from the mains power is it okay to leave the battery in place or would it be best to remove the battery while running from mains.

Its perfectly fine to leave it in place.
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A:HP laptop battery

Wh will make little difference, this is the capacity of the battery to store electricity.

The newer battery is a higher capacity battery, should be ok to use it.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your thread to the appropriate forum.

Please don`t post your computer problems in the guides and solved issues forum.

Also, please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:laptop battery

Hello dylana
You will probably get a variety of opinions as to what is best.

FWIW I have been using laptops for over 15 years with their batteries left in situ.
None of the batteries needed replacing & all were discharged on a regular basis.

Refer the battery icon bottom left hand side notification area. If it has a "plug" over it you are using power.

Hope that helps.
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Modern laptops have very "smart" charging systems that should not cause any damage to the battery when its left on power.
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A:Laptop Won't Run on Battery

i'd say that the battery is kaput. gone. dead. nomore. it is an EX-BATTERY. (end shamless monty python impression )

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A:Laptop battery

A fully charged battery left inserted a laptop will normally tend to lose about 7% of its charge per day [read that somewhere cant remember where] so after a week it will usually require a recharge to work on battery for any sustainable time.
There is sometimes a battery conditioning application in the bios which can help recondition the battery if it is of an age but as with all batteries the full charge will slowly begin to lose its effective run time.I think the usual recommended lifespan before a new replacement is required is around 3 to 5 years this is not to say they will not last longer just that their charge rate will not be as good as when new.
If you remove the battery it should retain its charge for however long you leave it within reason [a few weeks/months].
The manufacturers website should be a good source of data regarding battery care and storage.Personally Id recommend having two and swapping them around every week or so to extend the lifespan of the batteries as much as possible.

A quick google gives: FAQ on Laptop Battery Products
Lithium-ion battery care
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Thanks Howard, didn't realize there was an edit button!

A:laptop battery

I have deleted your other thread on this subject.

Please don`t open anymore threads for this. Thanks.

Regards Howard