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Laptop battery life

Q: Laptop battery life

Hi!

Im trying to figure out how to make my laptop LiIon battery last longer. Ive been searching the internet, but the information is very varied. Some say its best NOT to discharge the battery completely, others say I should use the 40%-80% range, and again others say I should charge and discharge the battery completely on regular basis. Why are there so many different suggestions?

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A: Laptop battery life

What you really ought to consider is a multi-cell battery for a laptop.
Some are only three cell, others are four or six sells. When I switched to a 9-cell battery for My Thinkpad T-60, my world changed for the better.
As for your question, most actual tests show it is best to totally discharge the battery periodically, then recharge it. Otherwise you run into problems of battery "memory" where it has a difficult time creating a full charge after a period of partial charges.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-battery-life.97938/
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Hi,
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Okay so here's a challenge, I need to find a laptop that can last about 6 hours or better on a battery for around 700$ - 1000$...
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I myself have never seen such a thing exist... so I'm asking everyone here...
 

A:Laptop with 6 hr or better battery life?

Here's the best answer. Buy two batteries
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-with-6-hr-or-better-battery-life.102119/
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Just curious...

I have 3 laptops. 3 yr/old HP gets just under 2 hours. 1 year old HP gets about 2 or so hours and my 2 month old Lenovo gets nearly 4 hours.

A:What's your laptop's battery life?

2 month old compaq does about 5 hours on high performance,and 6 on balanced,8-10 on power save.
runnning vista premium 32bit

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Hello

I have a Toshiba equium m70 and the battery life is pants.

Is there any way of increasing this by possibly buying a bigger battery?
 

A:Laptop battery life

Many laptop models have high capacity batteries available, check with Toshiba.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-battery-life.508740/
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I recently bought a brand new Sony Vaio laptop and it stated that the battery life of this laptop is 3.5 hrs. Now since the battery is fully charged on my laptop it is telling me that I only have 2.50 hrs at a 100%? Anyone know why that is, or do I have to go back to the retaiiler and purchase a new battery ?. The laptop is covered under warrenty, since I only purchased it about 6 days ago.
 

A:A laptop Battery life

That sounds about right.....if you go into Power Options in Control Panel...you can set things for power saving and make the battery last longer.......
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/a-laptop-battery-life.952899/
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Two questions:

1. What is the normal life for a laptop battery?

2. And if I want to stay in the relatively low-price arena, what are the best laptops to consider in terms of battery life?

Thanks.
 

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:Extending battery life on my laptop

What do you mean by extend battery life - time between charges or lifespan of the battery itself ?
 
If the former, then you could try turning down the screen brightness a little, and turning off the wi-fi except when you need it. If it is the latter, then the advice I got from one battery supplier was to charge the battery to between 95 and 100% of capacity then run the laptop on the battery only until it was down to 10-15% capacity before plugging the charger in again.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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A:Laptop battery life for HP Pavilion 15

Hi, There are many types of batteries. Please read the following article, specially part from Safebattery.com    http://www.idganswers.com/question/7814/how-many-charging-cycles-should-a-laptop-battery-last Hope this helps.

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A:Laptop battery life drop

Yes, I suspect the battery is at fault

Battery life is quite poor, if they are kept plugged in and at 100% charging can shorten life - often now you have power management that does not re-charge batteries to 100%
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-battery-life-drop.1126566/
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Good People,
I don't really know which forum is the most appropriate for the following good article on battery life:

Help : Longer laptop battery life

A:Longer Laptop Battery Life

Good stuff. i know on my netbook if I turn on the Bluetooth and Wirless and leave them on it takes almost 2 hours off my battery.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/81366-longer-laptop-battery-life.html
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I don't use my laptop for many "mobile" purposes and usually just keep it plugged into the AC cord on my desk I'd say 90% of the time. So should I occasionaly run just on battery power to a partial discharge and then fully charge it? I've read that full discharges are not good for LI batters, but should be done about once a month. So I guess my main question is since I don't use my laptop away from an outlet that much, what should I do? Remove the battery completely? Thanks for your input
 

A:Prolonging laptop battery life

Modern laptops have "smart chargers" that properly maintain the battery.

I never bother with removing or cycling the battery, my present one is 2 years old and still runs fine (on the rare occasion it gets used).

My opinion is that cycling the battery may add a very small percentage of life, but unless you know exactly what the optimum cycling is for that exact battery construction, you may also subtract a small percentage of life. But we will never know what the optimum for that construction is...

I work on the theory of leaving it alone and letting tha laptop take care of it. Thats what its designed for.

If you feel the need, everything you never needed to know on rechargeable batteries is here:
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/prolonging-laptop-battery-life.422352/
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do u have any suggestion for increasing the battery life of my lappy?
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A:How to use laptop for increasing battery life?

After a couple year's use you should completely discharge and recharge it once a month.
Don't keep the charger plugged in all the time but use battery power and charge it when it's low.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/260577-how-use-laptop-increasing-battery-life.html
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A:Prolong Your Laptop Battery Life

I've had mine almost 2 years in November. My notebook is always plugged in so I never have the battery in. I drain it down to about 30% and take it out, leave it in a drawer on my desk then once a month recharge it and run it back down to 30%. According to S.I.W it only has 4% wear so seam to work for me.

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A:Laptop battery life not showing

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Hello shafichariri.



Have a look at the thread at the link below for some battery info.


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A:average battery life of laptop

Laptop batteries do usually drain fairly fast, especially if you're doing a lot on them. Though 1 hour is pretty short.

When your laptop is disconnected from AC adapter, do you turn on Power Saving Mode?

Do you turn your brightness down?

Do you just browse the web/perform simple tasks that aren't power hungry?

Also, whenever you are running your laptop from the AC adapter, take out the battery. Leaving the battery in while it's plugged in to the charger long-term can cause your battery to die out faster than it should.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/average-battery-life-of-laptop.1054490/
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A:Mid-range business laptop (Best battery life?)

They will all suck after time, just make sure you're not running a battery down to dead and then charge it. Charge it before you need to, so to speak.

Honestly, I don't think any "stock" manufacturer battery will be extremely different than the other.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mid-range-business-laptop-best-battery-life.740355/
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A:Has your laptop battery life improved from Vista to 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lucretius


I recently upgraded my HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop (dv6815nr to be exact) from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I can't say for sure but I believe my laptop's battery is working a bit better and longer.

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What did you have installed on the laptop before Windows 8.

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A:Surprisingly short battery life on new laptop

Are WiFi enabled or Bluetooth? Unless absolutely required, disable.

Also look thru the Control Panel for Power Options and be sure to reduce usage for the Battery Choices.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/surprisingly-short-battery-life-on-new-laptop.188612/
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A:Best way to bring life back to a laptop battery?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/best-way-to-bring-life-back-to-a-laptop-battery.45962/
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Just curious if one exists. I'm buying a new battery and want to test it out.
 

A:Utility to test Laptop Battery Life?

Hi Akito!

I am not sure with these, BUT if you mean software utility...

What! The coolest Laptop Battery Monitor
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashok/akwhat.html

WHAT! displays the amount of battery life in minutes and as a percentage. Also displayed is the current time and icons of a battery (showing charge level) and a power plug if the battery is being charged. Visual clues are provided if the battery is low - characters change colour and the battery icon has a cross on it. Right-click will present a menu allowing you to turn on Clock Chiming, Laptop Suspend and lots of other functions.

SlimBatteryMonitor: free battery monitoring utility
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BatteryTest
http://www.sonic.net/~ezzell/BatteryTest/Battery_Test_Download.html
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A:Dim Laptop Screen To Conserve Battery Life?

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Having the same problem anyone have a solution?

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/5796-shorter-battery-life-futitsu-laptop-do-i-need-software.html
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A:Laptop - Total Noob - Battery Life Question

If this article is anything to go by it appears that using mains power with the battery still connected can cause damage to the battery.

This week in batteries (TWiB): Pull the plug. Your battery will thank you.

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Hi All,

I am having a problem with my Acer aspire s3 ultrabook (i7 2637 4GB ram running windows 7 home premium 64 bit).

The fan is on all the time, really loud and noisy, and the laptop is usually heating up too rapidly, and the battery life is less than 1 hour on power saving mode!! I don't know how it became this way, but I think that I once downloaded the windows 8 preview, installed it, but nothing happened, and I could not detect it on the control panel or in my hard-drive, it just disappeared, and my laptop has not been well eversince. I am not sure If I want to restore it or if I have a restoration point before the problem, but I have important software I do not want to lose. Is there any solution for that?

Thanks

A:laptop heating, fan loud, battery life short in windows 7

dalhoomist,
Welcome to SF. Have you ever opened the bottom up to change ram or your HDD? I would open it up and see how much that exposes the guts and especially the fan which I would take a very close look at and then clean it with air and a damp q-tip. Air flow is critical and these fans get dirty and even clumps of dust can break off and slow if not block the flow of air.

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool FRST x Version - - Ran by daniel administrator on DANIELTOSH - - Running from C Users daniel Downloads seems battery was slowly to is life but it short run back got much laptop stolen Loaded Profiles daniel Available Profiles daniel Platform Windows Home Version X Language English United States Internet Explorer Version Default browser IE Boot Mode Normal Tutorial laptop was stolen got it back but seems to run slowly battery life is much short for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool http www geekstogo com forum topic -frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool laptop was stolen got it back but seems to run slowly battery life is much short Processes Whitelisted If an entry is included in the fixlist the process will be closed The file will not be moved AMD C Windows System atiesrxx exe Advanced Micro Devices Inc C Windows SysWOW tbaseprovisioning exe Realtek Semiconductor C Program Files Realtek Audio HDA RtkAudioService exe Check Point Software Technologies Ltd C Program Files x CheckPoint ZoneAlarm vsmon exe C Program Files x TOSHIBA PasswordUtility GFNEXSrv exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Framework Common avgsvca exe C Program Files x Realtek Realtek Bluetooth Filter Driver Package BTDevMgr exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgwdsvca exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgidsagenta exe Synaptics Incorporated C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnhService exe C Program Files x TOSHIBA TOSHIBA System Driver TOSTABSYSSVC exe Toshiba Corporation C Program Files TOSHIBA Teco TecoService exe Check Point Software Technologies Ltd C Program Files x CheckPoint ZoneAlarm ZAPrivacyService exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgcsrva exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgnsa exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgemca exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgrsa exe Symantec Corporation C Program Files x Norton Engine n exe AMD C Windows System atieclxx exe C Program Files ATI Technologies ATI ACE a AdaptiveSleepService exe C Program Files WindowsApps Microsoft Messaging x wekyb d bbwe SkypeHost exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows SystemApps Microsoft Windows Cortana cw n h txyewy RemindersServer exe Symantec Corporation C Program Files x Norton Engine n exe Synaptics Incorporated C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe Synaptics Incorporated C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPHelper exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows System SettingSyncHost exe TOSHIBA Corporation C Program Files TOSHIBA Teco TecoResident exe TOSHIBA Corporation C Program Files x TOSHIBA System Setting TssSrv exe Google Inc C Users daniel AppData Local Google Update GoogleUpdate exe Google Inc C Users daniel AppData Local Programs Google Google Photos Backup Google Photos Backup exe Nico Mak Computing C Program Files WinZip FAHWindow exe CyberLink C Program Files x CyberLink Power Go CLMLSvc P G exe Nico Mak Computing C Program Files WinZip WZUpdateNotifier exe WinZip Computing S L C Program Files WinZip WzPreloader exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Framework Common avguix exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Av avgui exe Check Point Software Technologies Ltd C Program Files x CheckPoint ZoneAlarm zatray exe C Program Files x DTS Inc DTS Studio Sound dts apo service exe Realtek Semiconductor C Program Files Realtek Audio HDA RAVCpl exe TOSHIBA Corporation C Program Files TOSHIBA TOSHIBA Service Station ToshibaServiceStation exe TOSHIBA Corporation C Program Files TOSHIBA TOSHIBA Service Station TMachInfo exe TOSHIBA Corporation C Program Files TOSHIBA TPHM TPCHSrv exe TOSHIBA Corporation C Program Files TOSHIBA TPHM TPCHWMsg exe Failed to access process - gt iexplore exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG Framework Common avguix exe AVG Technologies CZ s r o C Program Files x AVG AVG PC TuneUp TuneUpUtilitiesService exe AVG Technologies CZ s r ... Read more

A:laptop was stolen got it back but seems to run slowly battery life is much short

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===ATTENTION: System Restore is disabledTurn System Restore On for Drives in Windows 10http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4533-system-protection-turn-off-drives-windows-10-a.html===You should not be running these Norton and AVG in real life. Disable one one them.This can only slow down your computer.AV: Norton 360 Premier (Enabled - Up to date) {53C7D717-52E2-B95E-FA61-6F32ECC805DB}AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition (Enabled - Up to date) {4D41356F-32AD-7C42-C820-63775EE4F413}Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file. 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

Failed to access process -> iexplore.exe
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1258077825-4228978020-3961535890-1001 -> DefaultScope {AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4} URL = hxxps://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}&o=APN11913&l=dis&prt=NSBU&chn=1000&geo=AU&ver=22&locale=en_AU&gct=kwd&qsrc=2869
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1258077825-4228978020-3961535890-1001 -> {AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4} URL = hxxps://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}&o=APN11913&l=dis&prt=NSBU&chn=1000&geo=AU&ver=22&locale=en_AU&gct=kwd&qsrc=2869
S3 NAVENG; \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\NortonData\22.5.4.24\Definitions\SDSDefs\20160719.002\ENG64.SYS [X]
S3 NAVEX15; \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\NortonData\22.5.4.24\Definitions\SDSDefs\20160719.002\EX64.SYS [X]

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Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).===Please let me know what problem persists with this computer.

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Read here for instructions.

What it fixes:

Period of time before the computer goes to sleep is set too long

Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode

Display brightness is set too high

Power plan is not set to the most efficient power plan

Wireless adaptor in not optimized for power saving

Minimum processor state is set too high

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A:Laptop/Notebook Users - Battery Life And Power Consumption Fix From Microsoft

flavallee said:


Read here for instructions.

What it fixes:

Period of time before the computer goes to sleep is set too long

Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode

Display brightness is set too high

Power plan is not set to the most efficient power plan

Wireless adaptor in not optimized for power saving

Minimum processor state is set too high

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My laptop (Dell Inspiron 1501) runs XP Home SP3 and this is what I got at the link provided.

We're sorry, but your operating system is not supported by Microsoft Fix it at this time.Click to expand...

Any idea what that is about? Perhaps my Firewall (Comodo)? No popup from it.

Not a biggie for me as I'm somewhat skeptical of anything automatic MS comes out with. But I am curious as to why my system is not supported by MS Fix.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-notebook-users-battery-life-and-power-consumption-fix-from-microsoft.1007555/
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I have changed two batteries since I purchased my Laptop. I bought it 15 months back.
So, I have been going through the things that make my laptop batteries' life short.
After Reading many articles about batteries, I have made some inferences:
1) Internal stress inside the battery will be at peak, when it is Fully charged. Actually keeping it plugged in for long time causes, temperature increase inside the battery and life is reduced.
2) Never bring the battery to discharge fully or below 30%.
3) Plug out the battery when gaming. Keep the battery exposed to lesser than 40 degree celcius.
4) Discharging the battery at higher rate reduce battery life.

SO, Here is what i am doing. I pull out battery while gaming. I never charge more than 85%.
Also need some suggestions from you to increase the battery life.

A:Method to enhance laptop battery life and increase discharge cycles.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan


I have changed two batteries since I purchased my Laptop. I bought it 15 months back.
So, I have been going through the things that make my laptop batteries' life short.
After Reading many articles about batteries, I have made some inferences:
1) Internal stress inside the battery will be at peak, when it is Fully charged. Actually keeping it plugged in for long time causes, temperature increase inside the battery and life is reduced.
2) Never bring the battery to discharge fully or below 30%.
3) Plug out the battery when gaming. Keep the battery exposed to lesser than 40 degree celcius.
4) Discharging the battery at higher rate reduce battery life.

SO, Here is what i am doing. I pull out battery while gaming. I never charge more than 85%.
Also need some suggestions from you to increase the battery life.


A possible cause is purchasing "cheap" batteries, which may or may not apply in your case; they can also be a source of extreme overheating which can cause damage to internal parts. The last part is just an FYI.

HTH

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A:best battery to give longest battery life?

Assuming that they are all designed to fit your laptop, you need to look at the ratings. Basically, you want the one with the greatest Ah (amp?re-hour) as that should last longest. Although this usually means the battery with the most cells, it doesn't always follow. Check their specifications.

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"Battery ast Full Charge
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Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760
Last Full Charge : 36%"
I've got the indicator in the corner saying I need a new battery and 5minutes after unplugging it, goes down to about 50% power. (computer bought on December 27th 2009).
My sisters laptop hasn't got this and she has a mirror of my laptop (except compaq) and hers is older.
Any recommendations?

"Battery:Battery Information
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Serial Number
Chemistry LION
Long Term 1
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760"

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: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......
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/battery-life.111787/
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Is it bad to leave laptop plugged in the majority of the time? Sorry if this thread already exsist.

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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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?

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

Pooch

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Thanks.

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
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11728-optimize-windows-7-a.html

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Hello Team!On the product details, it was stated that the average battery life is 7.5 hours but less than one month, my laptop battery bearly last 1 hour. What could be the problem?Thanks for the urgent reply.

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I am deeply disappointed in the battery life - I have complained and although HP upgraded my complaint the man I spoke to could not tell me what I should expect from the battery.  In fact was no hlep at all.    I have just spent 1,000 on this computer and I cannot take it to meetings without a charger - this is appalling - I see others have had this problem - has anyone been given a solution or even an improved battery?

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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For how long you can use the laptop on one charge?

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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Hi,

Since installing Vista the battery life of my laptop has gone down to 1hour where as it used to go for 3 hours. Is there anyway that I can extend this and have the best performace at the same time?

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.

Happy new year

Bruce

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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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My Lenovo y40 is only about 6 months old and the battery only last 30 minutes after full charge. It needs to stay on charge all of the time. I have tried installing new energy manager drivers. What do I do?
 
 
 
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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
 
The part numbers for Y40-70/80 batteries are:
Y40 SP/A L13M4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500248
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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I have tried going into the notifications area and changing the behaviour of it but that doesn't work either. This is what shows up. Please help me!!!!

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

Do you have the battery drivers installed?

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A:battery life

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

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I haven't plugged it in yet. I have been using it for about 2.5 hours now, and the battery is at 73%.

Granted, it is a very good battery, but if this had been Vista, it would be at about 20% by now.

Windows 7 is a great OS, isn't it?

A:Windows 7 and battery life

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.
Richard

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A:Dell XPS 15 Battery life?

No the XPS 15 will NOT get 9 hours with either of the i7 core cpu's. You are correct that the i7 does not support n-vidia optimus switching graphics. You can look at Intel's website and neither the i7 740QM nor the i7 840QM have the graphic chips built into them. I think there are some dual core i7's not availible in the XPS 15 that support optimus but the two i7 quad core options for the new XPS 14,15 or 17 do not support optimus. I don't know a battery life estimate for the 15. Mine hasn't come yet.

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A:Battery Life on Metro

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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A:Improving Battery Life

Welcome

How about 15 ways

Top 15 Ways to Extend Your Laptop’s Battery Life

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So the question arises how to maximize the battery life and whats the proper procedure of battery charging??

Yes i know there are tons of claims and counter claims regarding the "perfect" charging steps and guides.To all experts here,just wanted your comments on the same.

I will be highly obliged.Thanks you

PS:Forgot to mention laptop is only 11 months old

A:How to maximizing battery life??

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

I'm not exactly sure how Windows based laptops work compared to Apple laptops because I have a MacBook Pro approximately 5 years old now and the battery is still going strong. I can't say the same for many of the Windows based laptops I've had, many of the batteries start to degrade rapidly after a year of use.

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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:

Dell 9300
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2gb Ram
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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.

It may be possible to perform a process known as calibrating the battery to restore it to some extent, particularly if the problem is actually associated with the energy meter on the battery. However this only works for certain kinds of battery.

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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.
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A:Battery life on Pavilion dm4

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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A:how to reserve battery life

Hi there, Well I would recommend the following:

Turn your wireless off!
Switch your power plan to "Power Saver"
take a spare battery just in case
don't plug anything USB into it or it will draw power from the laptop. and don't use it unnecessarily

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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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A:What is the best way to extend battery life?

You could under-clock the processor and dim the screen.

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A:The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

Completely agree. I thought that this was because I had the i3 version (which is hardly marketed), and that the Celeron versions had better battery life, but a couple of colleagues bought the Celeron versions of the S210T and the battery lasts about 1.5 hours on normal usage, and the marketed time is supposed to be 5-6 hours.  o_O Also agree with the statement above that the battery drains even when the laptop is off, and also that it hardly has any stand by time when on sleep, which is super surprising even for a low end Lenovo. And nowhere on the internet nor on Lenovo support sites can I find a replacement 4 or 6 cell battery for this model. Looks like I'm stuck with the crappy 3 cell one that comes with it forever.

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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:Battery life span

you can always go into the control panel and change the power management settings.
 

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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, have a read here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Optimizing-battery-run-time-and-battery-l...

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