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Battery life of Compaq CQ-50

Q: Battery life of Compaq CQ-50

I've been looking for a laptop for a while and I've found one I like here- the Compaq CQ-50 100EM. However, I have looked around and cannot find battery life details - does anyone know? Thanks

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A: Battery life of Compaq CQ-50

Does going to your Home site and looking up the specs show this (maybe even the Manual)
Try here for that:
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A:Cmos Battery Drain Fast

Gazher said:

Good day PC masters/expert/etc, can I ask something? about my computer, the cmos battery of my motherboard just last with in a week what should I do? need some help or tips, thanks a lot

-gazClick to expand...

I am not an expert. my limted experience with CMOS battery (CR2032) tells me that it will last for years. for replacement, I use energizer brand which costs less than a dollar.
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A:"cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced

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If your laptop allows you to, some laptops have an option to confine the battery to between 20% and 85% or something. That'll reduce wear if you can enable that. It'll also help if you manually do that as well.

Li-Ion/LiPo "wear" is well documented and the causes are well known for consumer chemistries.
Storing at high temperatures will increase degradation.
Storing at 4.2v/cell (fully charged) will increase degradation.
Keeping it below ~3.0v/cell (discharged) will degrade it.

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A:CMOS battery problem

Was the battery you replaced the bad one with brand new? Also make sure it is a 3V battery and to be safe, make sure it has the markings 'CR2032" on it (that is what mine has). Other batteries of the same size and voltage MAY be fine, but I can't really vouch for them. Also, if you have one, it might pay to check the batteries voltage with a multimeter.

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We need more information to comment.
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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.

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I've seen 50% thrown around, but I'll accept 40%.

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Makes sense.

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See above.

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Measure your power supply's dimensions and we'll take it from there. Also, make sure your motherboard can handle an upgrade to this card.

Can you link us to your system?
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If it's only two weeks or so old, is there a reason you can't take it back and have it exchanged or repaired free under warranty?
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(copied off from the sticker on the bottom right)
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click start / windows
type power options and select it
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click change advanced power settings
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Hence the need for surge protection, well worth the money.

Before spending time over any diagnostics can you try booting with an OS disc in the drive. If this does nothing then find the memory modules, if it only has one no need to continue, if it has two,(you must remove the battery before doing this) take one out and try to boot normally, if no change then swap the modules and try again.

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