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Battery life Problem

Q: Battery life Problem

Not sure if this is the place to put this question. But for my laptop battery, it doesnt last long then 15 mins until windows tells me that i got 10 minutes left in my batteries.

So my question is that is there any programs for windows that can help me recharge my batteries? or is my battery dead and need to buy a new one now?

Anything will help! Thanks in advance!

Plater

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A: Battery life Problem

That is the symptom of a dying battery, get a new one.

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A:Battery Life Problem!

Batteries wear out. If it won't accept a charge, then that's what's going to happen.
New batteries are expensive so I recommend using the battery only when it's needed.

I take the battery out of the laptop once it's fully charged, and then (when I use it), I use it until it's discharged. Only then do I charge it up again. Most people will say it isn't necessary with newer batteries/charging systems - but I like the way that I did it in the old days and will keep on doing that way.

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A:Battery Life Problem!

Welcome to TSG.
I suspect that you need to purchase a new battery.
Vicks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/battery-life-problem.846644/
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A:best battery to give longest battery life?

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A:Battery Life?

Hello Alexey mate the obvious thing that occurs to me is the battery is past it's use by date. You can do something in the power options in the Control Panel (see pic) and some of the tips in this will help
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A:battery life

Turn the computer off? A lot less battery usage then. o.o

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A:Battery life?!?!?!?!?!?

Do you have the battery drivers installed?

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A:Battery Life

Not really an issue, Lithium Ion batteries are quite tolerant to this. My laptop stays plugged into a dock all day at work and slowly discharges every night when I am at home.

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A:how much battery life do you get?

two and a half hours is about average for laptop running on battery, if you require longer you could buy a second battery, i would suggest yopu shop around as you will probaly find a cheaper compatible rather than going opting for the manufacturers.
 

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A:Battery life

I would start here and then google search for laptop batteries for HP
Laptop Batteries for Dell, Acer, HP, Toshiba, IBM

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A:What is the battery life

Hi, No one can answer this question because it depends on how do you use your machine. But roughly from 2hrs to 5hrs, again depending on how do you use your machine. Regards.

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A:Y40 - Battery life only last 30 min

In response to customer reports of unexpected battery gauge behavior on Y40-70 and Y40-80 laptops, Lenovo determined the battery gauge software is performing as expected. The unusual gauge results being reported are a reflection of the battery reaching end of life.
 
Lenovo has released a Service TIP to assist customers with obtaining battery replacements under warranty, or if out of warranty, to find a replacement battery from Lenovo-approved vendors. The Service TIP can be found here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/sf16-I0023
 
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Y40 LG L13L4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500249 substitute part 121500251
Y40 CP/C L13C4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500259 substitute part 121500251
 
To determine which battery came with your Y40 notebook, instructions for removing the bottom cover can be found in the Hardware Maintenance Manual pdf here. An alternative to opening your system (which does not void warranty) is to search for batteries using the model/product number located on the bottom cover.
 
Thank you,

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Hi everyone!

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Has anyone else timed their battery life?


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A:Battery Life

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd


Hi everyone!

I couldn't find a discussion on battery life in Windows 7, so I decided to create a thread.

I recently installed Windows 7 Build 6956 on my laptop to try it for some time. I'm liking it so far. Using the Balanced power option in 7 I'm getting maybe 20 minutes longer battery life compared to using the Power Saver option in Vista. I'm guessing this is a good improvement since Balanced still allows full performance when needed and Vista cuts performance. I haven't tried Power Saver in 7 yet, but I guess it might give me a little extra time.

Has anyone else timed their battery life?

PS: I also noticed a difference in wake up time from sleep when I open the laptop lid. Windows 7 takes just a second to wake up and Vista takes about 4-5 seconds. Has anyone else noticed this difference?


Hey hethoofd,

I havent got around to running 7 on battery yet, but yes I am suitably impressed by Startup, wakeup, from both sleep and hibernate and reboot times.

The power saving that I have seen so far seems also pretty impressive. I am mainly surfing the forums not the best of tests but it does allow me to see how 7 switches down during periods of inactivity.

When I get around to using bat I'll let you know

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A:battery life

hello jdemnyan1116

if the motherboard battery does go dead, when you boot it up you'll probably get a "CMOS Checksum " error....

meaning all the settings in the BIOS setup area are at default including the time/date.......you'll have to rest it

you may want to keep a record of that stuff, or sell it for a couple bucks *-)
You'll probably have to rest it should have read <B>reset</B>
.....typo......
 

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A:BATTERY life

We do get quite a few complaints about the x360 battery life. What kind of runtime are you seeing? Are you trying to follow a plan to extend battery runtime? The biggest single thing is screen brightness. Also, since we are a User to User Forum we have no way to know what HP is doing in response to specific complaints. I do know there is no other battery available except the factory part.  

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A:battery life

Strategies for conserving battery power
How to prolong lithium-based batteries
The most important strategy is to let it lose almost all strength, once in a while, and then give it a full charge.

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A:Battery Life

Hi wizkid, Vista is more resource demanding, more heat is generated which causing the fan running in full blast often. Also, there always process working on the back ground such as indexing or defrag as such. So, I guess there is not much you can do about it.

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A:Solved: Low Battery Life

I'm afraid that's probably just a natural degradation, everything wears out at some point and laptop batteries are no exception. Though they are rechargable, after a number of charge/discharge cycles they change chemically and start to lose their ability to hold charge.

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The alternative is that you will have to buy a new battery for your laptop.
 

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A:Laptop battery life

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A:How to prolong your battery's life

Where did you get this information? Some of it I'd agree with, others I don't. It also reads like a post you copy pasted into lots of places around the internet - however a quick googling didn't return anything.


1.Store battery :
Put your batteries in a cool and dry place when you store it.
Yes, that is generally good practice for lots of things.

Do not charge your lithum batteries too full before storage.
Ok, no prob here either, although saying that doing so can decrease overall capacity of the battery would have made it a better statement.

After using the laptop battery ,please clean up the metal terminals with a soft dry clean cloth.
So, I should take the battery out of my laptop every time I've used the laptop while not plugged in. This is not practical on some laptops and ultrabooks, nor does it seem necessary since I have never seen a corroded laptop battery.

Before storage, you should confirm your is not fully depleted. If empty, charge for about 30 minutes . Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about 40% state-of-charge.
I've seen 50% thrown around, but I'll accept 40%.

The suitable storage temperature for batteries is around 15C
Ok. Haven't heard this, but I suppose it makes sense.

Please notice this: weak batteries charge faster and remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones. Also it only be used for a short time.So do not buy a used battery even if it is very cheap because used battery usually means weak battery.
This is confusing. Should define "weak". What does "remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones" mean? Why would this happen? There are programs like BatteryCare for Windows and Coconut Battery for OS X that you could use to get information on a used battery before purchasing. Its possible with those tools to make an informed decision on whether or not the battery is worth the price. Simply dismissing the possibility of purchasing a used battery is lazy.


2.Charge battery :
Most battery can be fully charged in about 3 hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time.
Are we still talking about laptop lithium batteries? They are intelligently charged based on circuitry in the battery pack to charge without overcharging, leaving in longer will not damage. A majority of battery chargers for NiCD, NiMH, and NiZn sold in the last 5+ years are also smart chargers and would stop charging once they sense a (typically) 0.01V decrease. Basically overcharging isn't a problem today.

When you prepare to charge your battery ,make sure the temperature is around the room temperature.
Makes sense.

Especially need to pay attention is avoid over-charging and over-discharging.
See above.

Do not charged to higher voltages than its threshold voltage ,as it would become unsafe.
As I said above, things are charged on smart chargers now, this isn't going to happen. It seems that starting with your #2 section you are mixing up laptop batteries and regular rechargable batteries like you use in a flashlight.

Prepare a new battery for replacement if your battery get weak over time.
Ok. Or you could just continue to use it, laptop batteries are expensive. If someone needed to get 5+ hours and now they can't, then of course they'll buy a replacement, don't think they need to be told to do so.

Please notice this: It is not very distinct to reduce the charge time by increasing the charge current .
What? Again, possibly talking about other types of batteries than lithium laptop batteries, but even at that I think you used a wrong word or two.


3.Maintain battery :
Rechargeable batteries do not break suddenly but slowly get powerless over time.
All? NiZn batteries have been known to "break" suddenly and not be able to be recharged. Lead Acid batteries in cars often start a car just fine, then the next attempt at... Read more

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A:How to maximizing battery life??

At home when I leave the laptop plugged in, I take the battery out.

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Turn your wireless off!
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A:Battery Life toolbar?

Control Panel / Power Options.
You can set the power icon to be displayed in the system tray at all times if you wish. Not sure what icon you are referring to as this is the default one....
 

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A:A laptop Battery life

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If it's this easy...right click the start menu button, and select Properties. Go to the notification area tab and make sure that POWER is checked. Otherwise I'm not sure.
 

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A:laptop battery life

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

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

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A:Poor battery life

I would first just go through the Power Option settings

Right-Click, the battery icon, and select power options, then select change plan settings for whatever plan, and then select change advanced power settings.

See if you can find something

Ive got a desktop replacement laptop, and i get about 2hrs

my spec:

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A:m6-w105dx Battery life

This is a common question. Being connected to power all the time is not damaging the battery, but it may result in slightly less life. The battery has an electronic chip inside that counts cycles and if you turn it off let it sit for a couple days and then turn the computer back on it may have to charge the battery back up from below 95% and it will read that as a cycle and the battery is set to stop working after a certain number of cycles to keep it from being a power hazard. Old lithium ion batteries can become a hazard if they have too many charge/discharge cycles on them so batteries are actually pre-programmed to stop working before they are really chemically dead.  The battery cannot overcharge, however, so having it connected to power all the time is not a bad thing as far as that goes. The cycles can only happen if you have it on power and turn it off and leave it off and have power to the AC adapter off for a couple days or more. Even if you remove and store the battery it will lose capacity just from sitting around in storage, so there is really no perfect answer to laptop battery life.  So basically, for most people, the battery is a "use it and forget it" thing. Don't let it drive your life, just leave it in place and use the laptop as you want. The only thing you should avoid is discharging the battery below about 15-20%. They do not like that very much. There is no memory effect any more so you can use it on battery, run it down to say 70% then charge it up. No problem with that.  You have to assume that you will need a new battery at some point if you keep the laptop more than about 2 years.  Post back with any more questions. 

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Hi Jonathan,

I think most Members would agree that Windows 7 wins hands down over Vista. I think that it is true that Vista should have never been marketed, in so many ways it was not ready. Windows 7, is basically Vista under the hood with additional features and benefits that should have been claimed by Vista. Your battery experience, for one, security, aero, driver availablity to mention just a few. Enjoy your new computer, Jonathan, and keep busy on the keyboard, helping us at the Forum.
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A:Laptop with 6 hr or better battery life?

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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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A:xps 13 battery life maximization

Thank you for your message.
A battery is made of different cells. One cell will approximately give you about 20-30 minutes of back up based on the usage.  A 6 cell battery will give you about 120 minutes of back up on a normal usage.
We would recommend you to charge battery completely & use the computer just on battery power until the power drains down to 10-15 %.  Charge the battery again, try this at least 2-3 times a week. This will improve the battery life & have a good charge & discharge cycle & improve the battery life.
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Press the F10 to enable to disable keyboard backlight (Fn+F10 if F10 alone does not work)
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Does going to your Home site and looking up the specs show this (maybe even the Manual)
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Welcome

How about 15 ways

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A:Laptop battery life

What you really ought to consider is a multi-cell battery for a laptop.
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How do I find the battery level in metro & is there a way to add the battery level onto metro as a time or somewhere else on the metro screen



I dont have idea but I agree with you

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Hello pawhit, This article has a lot of useful information for maintaining and improving the life of your notebook battery. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01297640 This one has some info on lithium-ion batteries and tips for improving the life of them.http://h20239.www2.hp.com/techcenter/battery/Battery_max.htm?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN Also, be sure to run the HP Battery Check to see if you have a healthy battery.  I hope this information helps.




_________________________________________________________I am an HP employee."I'm looking for a laptop that looks like it's wrapped in super-rich, smoothed out tangerine peels." -TheMusicMaker

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It doesn't need to be the most powerful one, but the one with the most battery life. I even might consider something even smaller, although I would prefer a 6'' phone.

A:Which phone has the best battery life?

out of those i would go with the 640xl as its still supported its only 1 year old, while the others are atleast 3 years old and no longer supported
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A:Windows 7 Battery Life??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mani


Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani


It better on my dell by abt 15%. Dont think 7 hrs is do'able wo a larger battery.

Ken

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