I have a Yoga 500, battery drains from 100% to 5% in 80mins. This is with it just sitting there doing nothing. Is this normal? I sent it off for repair to Medion- it's come back with no comments other than it's been tested and everything is OK. So - what's the average batter life - surely it should be up around 5 hours, not 1.5 hours?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
update - sent the laptop off again and came back again saying that it's working OK. The workshop reckon that 90mins is the expected drain time of the battery. SURELY this is wrong?https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-Yoga-500-Battery-Life/td-p/2204570
Hi I need to choose a laptop to my daily use between only those choices I cant choose different one first option ThinkPad Yoga broadwell includes inch usb level mini hdmi port no vga - provided converter to vga has digitizer work on wifi can add external usb splitter ethernet battery - around hours internal - 840 HP ThinkPad broadwell VS EliteBook Yoga G2 12.5 14.0 can t be switched fast charging reviews talks about hours even in average wifi work second option HP EliteBook G broadwell includes inch usb level no digitizer has Ethernet connection battery - around hours external battery max - hours Beside of this - both are equal with internal content same cpu ssd graphics etc for both I won t change battery or something like that in my daily use I don t plan to take a spare battery ThinkPad Yoga 12.5 broadwell VS HP EliteBook 840 G2 14.0 with me but I do need it to work duration as much as possible I will work with this only on laptop hours a day - rest of day is on external screen What I need is highest battery life as possible convenient and easy connection to docking I heard many argument against HP docking stations with series normal keypad today I have lenovo thinkpad and its wonderful normal screen bigger is better but not in any case for hours a day max what do you say I would appreciate you comments - how much the change in screen size is critical it s only cm- cm ThinkPad Yoga 12.5 broadwell VS HP EliteBook 840 G2 14.0 correct vs - for the lenovo- I afraid that the battery does not have a long life time and after a one year it will die the cell is an internal cell - hours by team mates review and more How manufacturers treat nowadays to cell issues Does a user still need to replace a battery every - years how this in internal battery devices Thank you nbsp
What did you choose in the end and why? I have the exact same options offered to me.
Lenovo's VP of Design, David Hill, wants to create a new ThinkPad laptop that is heavily inspired by the old-school designs of popular ThinkPad laptops from the IBM era, stretching as far back as 1992.
I used to use one of those old IBM Thinkpad laptops at around that time and I thought it was the coolest thing ever even if it was terribly slow, weighed almost a ton, had a crappy pixelated display (~2ppi it seemed) and was about a metre thick. I loved it.
Lenovo is the latest PC maker to join the budding PC-on-a-stick movement. The company on Tuesday announced the Ideacentre Stick 300, a wallet-friendly compute stick suitable for use in multiple scenarios.
It's too bad HDMI couldn't supply the power.
My lenovo A850 cant switch off airplane mode. why?
Question: Is there is a physical wireless switch? If it's set to Off, you won't be able to turn off Airplane mode.
So set the wireless switch to On and the option to turn off Airplane mode should be available. Does this work for you?
Hey! I've been debating on wether I should buy the Lenovo Y50-70 (59427681)
or the ASUS N551JM-CN095H .
I'm looking to buy today, so I'd appreciate quick replies
Main difference is that the Lenovo has Hybrid Memory with 8 GB SSD cache, but it only has 100 mb LAN network speed, compared to Asus' 1000 mb speed.
The price of the Lenovo : 903 USD
The price of the Asus : 967 USD
Here I will give you the link so you can compare these two against eachother. It's in norwegian, but it shouldn't be a problem
What do you want your laptop to do?
I have been experiencing this battery in drain but plugged L745 Toshiba charging says to continues problem for quite a while now Whenever I plug in my laptop while it Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain s in use the power and battery LED lights would suddenly turn red and start blinking Whenever that happens my battery will say it s quot Plugged in charging quot though the battery percentage continues to go down and my Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain laptop would eventually warn Toshiba L745 says plugged in charging but battery continues to drain me about having my power being to low and is need of charging I have to remove the ac plug then put it back again for it to stop though it will come back again and I would repeat the process until it s fully charged The battery still works and charges it does not even drain that fast except when I m doing some heavy work that is in need to consume more power Also I have already tried using it without the battery attached and it still works Though recently it blacked out when I was playing C I ve been playing on it for hours at most I thought that the reason this happens is because the laptop stops receiving any electricity power but I don t know which is at fault Can you please give me any idea of what may be wrong It s really starting to annoy me nbsp
I would suggest that you replace that battery, especially if it is over a year old
One fine evening while watching a movie, my laptop stopped responding and in frustration I switched off the laptop by holding the power button long enough to turn off. Next Morning it showed a blue screen and a message to recover my windows, which I failed to do and by the afternoon this message showed up. Detection Error on HDD0 (main HDD) and hence forth I've been unable to install windows from a USB drive since ( and I suppose) it is not able to read my HDD. I do not care about my data at all, I just want my laptop up and running. If I can have the data back it will be perfect otherwise I don't mind not getting my data back. I know for a fact that my Hard disk is fine because I went into command prompt, diskpart , and list disk, and saw the status of HDD as healthy, this is after the error (detection error on HDD). SO my question is: Why this error? IS there a problem in the motherboard? Why the error shows once and then doesn't show the next time and then comes up again.
The error might be bad sectors, but I'm not sure. if my guessing is correct, you might have to get a new drive to replace. also you need to reinstall OS
Hi Sorry for my bad english I hope this is the right forum section for my question I ve bought a Lenovo Yoga Pro thing an Is me? right Pro) ultrabook (Yoga the for 2 a while ago which is an ultrabook my main purpose was that I buy the y p so I retire my old laptop and so that I upgrade to a better hardware I wanted something that could be both a laptop and a tablet so I y p was a good choise for me But what I didn t think of was that y p is an ultrabook I actually didn t really know the meaning of ultrabook I turn on my laptop with its battery detached and connected directly to power cord when I wake up and I turn it Is an ultrabook the right thing for me? (Yoga 2 Pro) off when I go to bed In older laptops everyone said if you want to use your laptop for a long period of time in home its better if you detach the battery and just connect it directly to power with the charger adapter cable I m asking if this is ok for an ultrabook will the battery be harmed is it ok if its connected to the power when its in use which for me is hours a day I plug my adapter when I wake Is an ultrabook the right thing for me? (Yoga 2 Pro) up and I unplug it when I go to bed is this ok I use it mostly for watching films and web browsing oh and I connect it to an external monitor with hdmi but sometimes I just use it as a laptop when I go out or in other situations So should I keep the y p and just leave it plugged in all the time or get a laptop that has a removable battery like a macbook or a lenovo thinkpad or something Thanks in advance nbsp
My Dell has been acting up pretty recently (6 months old and still under warranty), and the battery does not charge past 80%. Once it get's near the 80% charge, it immediately fills up to 100%.
I've remembered using the laptop for more than 6 hours under moderate use but now it barely lasts 2 hours.
Please give me some advice because I'm really dependent on this laptop.
You have 6 or 8 cells battery. If 6 it's normall. Should work about 2-max 3 hours when new. On 8 cells could work till 5 h.
Producers give only 6 months of warranty on bateries
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Looking for advice, thanks
Sounds like the battery is possibly faulty. Have you tried removing it, then locking it back into position?
Smartphone manufactures have focused in bringing innovative features to the phone and adding the same yearly basis. Why someone does not focus in increasing the battery life in smartphone.
Looks like served with all different cuisine of food on a table, but don't have hands to eat it!
I installed Win 7 32 bit on my Lenovo G519 laptop. Now I want to use my wireless Internet but can't find the way I can turn on that laptop!!
I tried Fn+F5 and also F5 but it's still turned off.
How to turn on wireless in that laptop please?
Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager?
I've been having an issue which started this morning. The previous night, I forgot to plug in my Dell Inspiron N5050 after using it. I woke up to find that my battery had died (obviously). I plugged in the laptop, running Windows 7 HE 64 bit, and turned it on. It booted normally and I was able to do all of my tasks as needed. Then I noticed my problem. The battery icon down on the taskbar showed that the device was plugged in, but was not charging. It has stayed at a constant 2% charge for more than 24 hours now. The Battery Meter stated that my battery is performing normally, so I ruled the battery out as the cause. The adapter I am using is the default one that came with the laptop when I bought it, and it appears to be functioning normally as well. What could be the cause of this incident, and what can I do to fix it?
Most likely you have a bad battery. Dell has had whole series of batteries that they shipped out in a not fully functional state. I have an HP laptop (about 8 years old now) that the battery took a "steamy one" and it will no longer charge properly. You can try this trick (it may not work, but worth a try because did work for me a couple times): power down laptop and take the battery out for 30 minutes; replace battery and plug in charger but do not power on; wait 4 hours of charge and power on. I had it work a couple times that it gave a full 100% charge. Again, if it doesn't work then sorry, but at least you tried.
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
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
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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.
In regards to my Vista Home Premium I've had problems with it possibly due to a bad or dying CMOS battery & possibly defective battery as I posted in here http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/black-screen-twice-on-my-vista.202144/
The most recent time was mentioned here http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-vs-ipad.203396/#post-1410844
Ok, I know I can google for info but since I trust the knowledgeable people in here, I'm asking for help because I want to find out if it'll be worth getting it fixed/repaired or getting an iPad instead.
The Vista laptop was 2nd hand
The Vista battery is VGP-BPS9/S 11. 1V/4800mAh
Get the laptop fixed or not? If yes, a ball park guesstimate as to how much.
Hi you all!
I have an Asus Laptop, last generation i7, 8gb... almost nice. Code: N550LF
Problem: I have to work all day with my laptop, with graphic software and so on.
Almost 10/12 hours or more per day. In my old Dell (I had it for 5 years) I changed for this reason the battery every year.
It is extremely important for my work, even if not everyone cares about battery.
Requested solution: what can I do to preserve (as much as possible) the battery?
What others said: A friend of mine told me to always plug in the computer, because the computer doesn't charge the battery when it is full. In this way I can preserve the battery.
The Asus website doesn't give any advice about it.
The official support by mail told me to not plug the battery when it is 100% charged. This could be dangerous. So, no way to preserve it.
And in your opinion?
Thank you in advance
Batteries these days like to stay between 20% and 90% charge.
Leaving the laptop/device plugged in when it reaches 100% does no damage, as most devices have an automatic charge cut-off. So you won't over-charge your batteries.
The problem is, that you're keeping the battery between 98-100% charge all the time, when this is not a sweet spot for the battery at all. It will degrade very slightly faster.
Therefore, in order to keep maximum battery life, keep battery between 20-90% charge.
I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop which I have just discovered has a faulty battery, and although it is plugged into a power socket, won't start up. Any thoughts on how I can get around this?
Remove the battery...
Hi I have an older PC which I gave to my mum It originally ran Vista but I bought and installed Windows Ultimate around weeks ago after it had been inactive for months It was running great but a couple of weeks ago it just started hanging for no real reason Also at startup it would say that the computer had not been shut down properly even if it had This was only when it was switched off at the wall not after checksum defaults loaded" replaced error battery after - "cmos a restart or when the PC was left plugged in and switched on She only "cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced uses the PC to look at You Tube and some webcams from her grandkids and that s it she s not very computer literate Initially I left Windows repair to run overnight but when I looked at it the following morning it was still in the repair screen so I assume it had hung I spoke to a local repair shop and they suggested I test the RAM test the hard drive and replace the CMOS battery The RAM and hard drive checks went without any errors and after I replaced the battery the hanging stopped I played with the computer all evening and shut it down as normal and switched it off at the wall Next day I thought I would start it up just to check it and I was faced with a quot cmos checksum error - defaults loaded quot message I thought that was strange but maybe the battery was dead so I swapped it over with one from my perfectly working desktop to try it out and my desktop worked fine but after shutting down my mum s one it had the same problem when power was pulled So battery was ruled out Incidentally I will say that I reset the BIOS date and time every time I was faced with the error following up with a save and exit It worked fine until I unplugged the computer I then moved on to the BIOS and set it back to default and the same again After this opened the case and used the jumpers to reset the BIOS to default again but no difference My mum will not leave it switched on at the wall constantly in case it self-combusts same with her washing machine TV lamps etc otherwise I would just do that and ignore it Is there anything else someone can suggest that I try System Shop bought by Mesh Motherboard is an ASUS PSN-E SLI gb Ram - samsung gb hard drive - ASUS Thanks for any help nbsp
I must add that the PC is the same as when I bought it new from the shop, except for adding a Creative Labs sound card (approx 2012) and installing Windows 7 (around 6 weeks ago). All Windows updates are downloaded and installed.
Hello, yesterday I was using my computer and I shut it off. When I came back a few hours later, the wifi couldn't connect, and, unlike most times life this, it displayed an ethernet symbol with a red 'x' opposed to the normal wireless symbol with an 'x'. My computer stopped connecting to any wireless, though works fine with ethernet.
It is a Lenovo Ideapad with Windows 8
I've tried rebooting (I'm clueless, but not that clueless), updating the OS, uninstalling and reinstalling the computer's drivers along with some more far-fetched stuff (I got desperate) such as removing the battery, waiting a few hours, and plugging it back in, but nothing has worked.
If anyone can help, that would be amazing, thanks!
Seems your WIFI adapter is being disabled. try enabling the device in your device manager or with the Fn+function key provided in your laptop.Click to expand...
That doesn't seem to be the problem, the adapter is enabled and the computer is not in airplane mode
I have been trying to find a replacement battery for my HP G70 laptop. On the old battery it says to replace with battery 485041-003 but there doesn't seem to be any HP batteries and the names on the batteries and, indeed, the companies who are selling them, are companies that I have never heard of. I have looked at the reviews for most of them and there are mixed renews but a lot saying the batteries do not last as long as the old one. Given that anyone can set up a ficticious company and call it co.uk, which company in the UK do you recommend?
Have a look at the following, which by the way was a link via HP's site. I clicked on Find Additional Services on the right.
Hi all, a friend has a laptop running XP, the system clock resets everytime it's switched off for more than half an hour or so. I have tried three replacement CMOS batteries (and checked the voltage with a multimeter, 3V or thereabouts), no joy. I have cleaned the battery clip contacts & definitely inserted the batteries right way up, any polite suggestions please?
Have you check the bios to make sure the time is set correctly in the bios? If not windows will not keep the correct time.
I have been have issues with my cable modem suddenly shutting down and then resetting itself. I am thinking it is time to replace the one I have that is at least 7 years old. What is the average life span of a modem?
Perhaps it's overheating a bit due to dust build-up? I have a DSL modem/router combo and it's pretty warm. Since taking it apart is a bit of a pain, I use compress air & vacuum cleaner on it from time to time.
7 years does sound long, so might be better to replace it and give yourself the peace of mind.
I want to buy a Lenovo a850..but I want to know if lenovo smartphone got any problem??
is this model is good?
This is a good review to take a look at for your consideration:
I don't know anyone who owns the or Lenovo phones in general so I can personally say much. However, reading the specs and online reviews, its a decent phone with some decent specs (Has a quad core processor inside) so it cant be too bad. A lot of reviewers say its a good phone, but I cant tell you from experience, hope this helps.
I've been blowing through graphics cards about every 12 months. Even with my new system it's been the same. I do play a lot of graphic intensity games. Could that be the reason for their early demise? The latest casualty is my GTX 560.
A GPU's lifespan is at least 3-5 years. Hell, if you take care of your components it will last as long as you need it to in most cases. The fact that your GPU's are dieing in a year is strange. If this has indeed happened to all of your GPU's it is safe to say that the operating conditions inside your PC may not be too good. Or, you may just be burning them out? Do you SUPER overclock them or something? What sort of operating temps do you usually get?
Hello I have been experimenting with the Creative Web Cam NX Pro a product listed as having reached quot end of life quot I felt that this obsolete camera merits continued discussion as a great many were made are available very cheaply on Ebay etc and because at least Some versions of the bit version of Windows as well as several older Linux distros will still work with the NX Pro despite the quot XP Only quot driver First the good news After acquiring three of these cameras Pro Cam Web Life Of Creative Experiments NX End for cheap on Ebay I installed two of them on professionally refurbished model year H-P DC computers that I acquired from NewEgg Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments com The computers were used quot off-lease quot units supplied with the professional refurbisher s Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments version of Windows bit operating system but they had been originally built for Windows XP I chose to try an install from the original disk than came with the camera but you Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments can also Google for a file named quot wcnx pcdrv exe quot it is the last driver Creative released for it There is also an earlier driver circulating that works fine quot WCNP PCDrv US quot and an app pack with driver WCC PCApp US quot Try pasting these file names into Google to get right to the downloads The installation was not smooth it threw up many extra dialog boxes and repeatedly asked for permission to continue Some of the dialog was hidden by the old style Creative install screen and could only be brought up by waving the mouse cursor around near the bottom of the screen However I did find them and clicked yes OK as needed The software also tried to install a badly outdated version of Adobe Reader that I aborted The abort did not stop the rest of the install Also in my case I had the camera plugged in before installing They tell you not to do that but I got away with it When it was over I clicked the Creative web cam monitor applet and the NX Pro camera and it s microphone were working I installed the latest Skype software and Skype found the camera and mike Good to go Now the bad news I also tested an install on a year old Dell Dimension laptop that was loaded with the BIT version of Windows DON T DO IT Unless of course you know exactly what you are doing In my case it damaged Windows enough that I had to roll back windows to a previous restore point Had that not worked I would have had to pull my files off of the machine and reinstall Windows Doable but time consuming So if you have some basic computer ability are sure you have bit Windows and know how to rescue your files in a worst case situation I use a live linux disk and an empty USB drive then go for it and keep those adequate web cams out of the landfill Good Luck and enjoy your experimenting nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/creative-web-cam-nx-pro-end-of-life-experiments.198714/
I got a sony erricsson Xperia X10 for over a year and now the battery life become awful. If I plugged it in through night then unpluged it at 7 am, but it was about to 0% by 11 am and I was getting a warn to recharge it. This has been really awful. I don't use it as my basic phone already so there are only several apps on the phone. The email wasn't set to push and I only refresh the emails when I want to check them, so its saving some battery, I have done the same with facebook, and the weather. These are the only apps on my X10. I was told to get a new extra battery probabaly a mpj one.
Wondering whether the battery is the culprit and my stock one is going to die completely?
Have you googled your question ? Just curious.
I have an Acer laptop I bought last January Wear? Minimize Battery It s a Minimize Battery Wear? month laptop and someone told me that I should be removing the battery when I am using AC power I was hesitant at first so I installed a software called BatteryBar Pro Upon installing I was surprised that my battery wear was already at Minimize Battery Wear? I was surprised that I had already wore of my battery in just months Now I am worried that it will not last longer as expected I use my laptop for coding gaming and browsing mostly on gaming and I always run on AC power while the battery is plugged in I tried some suggestions like removing the battery while on AC but when I did my laptop did not power up It does not open if the battery is out and AC is plugged in I always put my laptop on an elevated stand I constructed when using it but is this enough Are there any other ways to minimize my battery wear Thank you nbsp
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.
So, in general, spend as little time as possible depleted or fully charged. If you fully charge it before leaving for the day, then start using it within a few hours, the wear is very minimal so you shouldn't worry about fully charging it if you're planning on using it soon, just don't store it for long periods fully charged.
Likewise if you leave it fully depleted for a long while, that will also accelerate wear.
If you need to store it, 40% charge (3.85v/cell) is commonly recommended but there is very little difference between storing it between 20% and 80% charge. Again the only times that storage can heavily degrade the battery is if it's fully charged (4.2v) or fully discharged (<3.3v resting)
My friend leaning towards to have a Droid Razr Maxx recently because she has special favor to Motorola probably first mobile phone she had but I am feeling that Maxx life About Razr & size battery the screen size is a bit of a double About Razr Maxx size & battery life edged sword because she is a BB user now familiar with the Qwerty keyboard The larger screen About Razr Maxx size & battery life creates a fantastic visual experience when browsing but I m guessing she will not used to it She also feel like the larger screen and keyboard along with swype will be easier to About Razr Maxx size & battery life get over the lack I do not know much about this model though I owned a doridX so I wander if it was a bit big and have you gotten used to its size over time And also I heard that its battery life last long and have no idea whether it is true My droidX indeed have an impressive performance before even if I unplugged the phone off the charger at am not to put it back on the charger before I crashed out at night and woken up next day the battery still at about Through one day I kept the wifi was on all day I played an hours worth of home run derby I watched a few you tube videos surfed a little net and I have all my accounts synced up tofacebook myspace yahoo hotmail google and twitter I also have a live wallpaper running In the end I my battery never hit the quot red quot and was a little over hours of battery life before I put it on the charger I recommanded droidX to her but she wants a more recent model nbsp
Why don't you install a larger memory card?
Though BB launched for quite long time I just got one last month and this is the second BlackBerry I reached my friend owned a BlackBerry Z Here is my personal feelings increase life? battery To BB10 my of BB focusing on its battery life during a month of usage but probably To increase my BB10 battery life? most users are quite up on it already My BB has been updated will result in a longer battery life but for heavy users like me Coming from the previous note it can no provide enough power Sometimes I unplugged at morning a m and can hardly last till p m only some calls and browsing It last - hours on average with OEM battery but over hours per day with the MPJ mAh extended battery I got from my friend I have tired some apps like Battery Guru and lower setting but not particularly pleased to the result especially some apps doesn t seem to detect when the battery is being charged Like most my previous cell phones I have spend the better part of each day looking for a place to plug it in and top up the charge until the friend owned Z gave his spare MPJ replacement battery to me I never had a car charger and never needed one just believe they are not good for mobile phone so I purchased a corresponding MPJ charger myself To sum up my feeling it is a great BlackBerry bussiness phone as always but If you are a heavy user this is not the phone for you unless you got a powerbank or replacement battery Also I wander if there other ways to increase battery life nbsp
Try lowering your usage and closing background apps. I am not too familiar with BB10 so I cannot help much.
Hi, I recently bought a new laptop from other country, its brand new. Lenovo c580 with 6gb ram and 1tb hard drive. when I click on Start button, nothing happens, the laptop doesn't start. I tried to charge it, but still no luck. I can see battery is charging but it doesn't start
Sorry its lenovo g580
My iphone 4S can not support whole day use as the battery nearly drain .
So I searched iphone 4S external battery in amazon and find Plush cartoon toys power banks AD below. The price is 29.99$ a little expensive as its 5200mAh. T
http://amazon.com/Constellations-Thunderbolt-Incredible-Blackberry-Fashionable/dp/B00DJ3DZK2 (avoild link, delet url space when past in IE)
Also I found a external battery case here :
The battery capacity is only 1700mAh but can be used as a case protector for iphone 4s
Which one I should bought or
do anyone find the similar high capacity like 10000mAh but cheaper one in ebay buy.com or amazon and other place?
Before you invest in more equipment, try to reduce power consumption (see this)
Problem began a few weeks ago with the lap turn not shutting down...would only go to hibernate... now I can't run any virus software or malware software both of which are installed on hard drive, it gives me a message that foxfire is running and I need to close it but it won't allow me to close anything...even loaded malware on external hd and tried to run it from there but the computer won't open it up...
What OS (Operating System) are you using? To shutdown firefox, right click the taskbar & on the menu that pops up left click Start Task Manager & go to the Processes Tab,find firefox,highlight it & click End process. You might get a pop up asking you to confirm it,click yes & X out of Task Manager.
You need to install Malwarebytes on the harddrive. Once its installed, update it & run a (full) scan.
Hey everyone I have an old laptop with a battery that lasts about h in quot Power Saving quot mode I m going to be stuck next week for about hours at a location with few available public outlets and need to stretch my battery life as much as possible I ve already for battery to Looking life extend ways "techie" done the obvious generic tips of quot defragging the hard drive quot quot dimming the screen quot quot using few no external devices quot quot tweaking my power usage settings quot etc but it s not enough I m looking for some good quot techie quot solutions now like quot underclocking the CPU quot or quot removing the CD drive quot All suggestions are appreciated I d love to try to squeeze another hours out of this battery if possible no I don t have another battery and don t need to buy one just for this one event Thx PS Another idea Removing HDD and booting from USB Flash drive nbsp
Removing the HDD and booting from a flash drive is probably the worst decision you can make. Flash drives have very slow speeds (even though they are flash memory, they arent fast) and very little capacity. Keep the HDD.
There are only a few more ways to improve battery life other than dimming your screen and adjusting the power usage settings. Under-clocking the CPU is really done by the "power saving" mode.
Try these suggestions:
1) Run this tool: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_battery_power_settings
2) Turn of your network adapter. There is usually a switch on the side of the PC that toggles the network adapter on and off. That will save you a ton of power. Also make sure bluetooth is off. I dont think your older PC will have it, but just make sure.
3) Use this tool to remove any unnecessary processes from start up. This will speed up your computer while also reducing the amount of processes that run (thus reducing CPU and RAM usage).
I can suggest other options, I just need your OS. If it is Windows 7, it is easy too, if it is XP, I cant really help there since I forgot the OS.
Hi guys hope every things good there, im fine but im facing some issues with my lenovo z580 it started 2 days ago, the laptop just don't go into sleep mode when I close the lid I removed the power management software, reinstalled but nothing the problem remains does anyone faced the same or similar issue before? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
What power management software did you remove? You can't remove the windows power management features.
I have a 11yr old Dell Inspiron 8100 Notebook computer. It started shutting down mysteriously while working, and sometimes shuts down a second or two after powering on.
I was planning to scrap the thing, maybe try to sell it for parts on Ebay, but decided to take one more look.
Today I found that the CMOS battery (reserve battery) is bad. It is leaking but has not damaged anything.
Could the fact that this battery is bad (maybe shorted) cause the computer to shut down as I described?
Since I have the whole thing dis-assembled I can replace the battery easily. I found them on Ebay but not sure I should buy one there, since it could be an old battery that is no good.
The CPU cooling fan may be worn out and the thermal pads and paste may be seriously burned and dried out. I doubt if the laptop parts would be worth much because of the age...
I have a hp pavilion dv4 with 4gb ram and windows vista and it won't boot under battery power even though when I boot it up with ac power it says the battery is fully charged.
How old is the HP? If its been a few years since you bought it, you might try re calibrating the battery from the BIOS, most HP and Gateway computers have a utility inside the BIOS for calibrating the battery. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can find one.
Mine PC is running on a AMD quardracore, Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H, 4 GB DDR III 1600 Mhz Corsair Ram & Power supply along with 8400 GT nvidia . This PC has been OC to 3.2 ghz and is currently working at 3.2 ghz.
Recently I was getting BIOS notification to change the battery as everytime the BIOS had to be reset.
I changed the battery 3 days back but again after a day I again started getting the same notification of changing the battery.
Pls tell where could be the 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.
Also, if you buy a new one, it might pay to make sure that it is meant for a computers motherboard, as some may or may not be, just to be on the safe side. I don't really know a great deal about these batteries.
I sold my desktop a few days ago,and was looking for a laptop to go with mainly for gaming and and recording music.
I was looking at the Z580 Lenovo laptop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310630
It's pretty much sold me at this point,but maybe some of you know of a better deal with more performance in that same price range of 575$... I might do 700$ but it will have to dust the Z580 for me to pay out 125 $ more.
So will the Z580 i5 GT635m be my bang for my buck,or do you guys know of a better deal ?.
Also let's say later on I wanted to upgrade the GPU,and the HDD could I do that ?. Could I upgrade to a SSD ?. etc.
Thank you all are always a huge help !.
I recently purchased an Asus N56V Series laptop. The laptop has impressive specs, including an i7 Core and a Nvidia GT 635M graphics adaptor, so I can understand it having a below average battery life. However, I am only getting 1 to 2 hours of battery life on it, even when I am not running processor and graphic intensive programs. Product review indicate that will battery life for this laptop is below average, the battery should still last 4 hours under normal conditions.
Is there any reason why my battery life is so limited? Has anyone else had similar problems with this model of laptop?
Thanks for the help.
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.
I recently got this computer from a friend so I have no idea how long this has been going on. Probably why he got rid of it. I will plug in the power cord and try to boot with the battery in and nothing will happen. If I reach under the laptop and remove the battery and then try to boot up it comes on like normal. I can then put the battery back in but it makes no difference after that. The battery is completely dead. Does anyone know if this is a common problem with a bad battery or what. The computer is a Dell Latitude D630. If I knew that putting a good new battery in it would fix it I would without hesitation I just need to know if that is the problem or is it another glitch. If anyone knows the answer I would appreciate if they would pass it on. Thanks
The charging system has too little capacity to run+charge at the same time. simple solution: buy a new battery
My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help
What is the model of your laptop?
Hi all got above named computer and it had a faulty battery as it was not holding charge when unplugged it switched off. so bought the battery for it brand new by part number etc . put on charged to full and fine but then unplugged and after while it makes beeping noise beep beep etc does anyone know why its beeping thanks in advance
You might try updating the bios...
Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop which stopped recognizing the battery a couple months back. I have had the laptop for one year now with absolutely no problems up until this happened. I am pretty sure the battery is still good, it's not that old, but since the computer wont even recognize it is in, there's no way to check if it can charge. I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, maybe there is a fix before I have to shell out the money for a new battery.
Laptop batteries go bad any time, and they are considered to be "consumable" like paper is to a printer. Replace the battery and you should be okay
The OEM 12-cell's no longer available for my old but trusty Compaq Presario V2000.
I see lots of "OEM-equivalents" but many look sketchy.
I really don't want to toast my laptop with a dud battery.
Any recommended vendors or sources?
Try www.batteriesplus.com Had pretty good luck with them.
I have a HP dv7-1285dx notebook, and was wondering if you guys know the best battery replacement I can get for my money. My current battery is so shot and can't last at all. I'm hoping not to break the bank like on the HP website.
There are a few on UK Amazon (presumably on worldwide Amazon too?) for around £30 ($47), just search "dv7-1285dx battery"
Hi everyone, I have a Lenovo T61 laptop with 1GB of RAM.
I'm looking to upgrade this to 2GB or 4GB as I am running windows Vista on it.
I believe that it has 2 DDR-2 667 RAM slots, becaus CPUz says that it's running in dual channel mode but I'm not sure, and don't know how to find out.
Thanks for reading
Have you tried the Crucial website? That will generally tell you.
I am buying new laptop and i have two choices in my budget. Dell Inspiron N5110 (15R) and Lenovo Essential B570. Both have i3 Sandy Bridge. Which one you think is better ???? Any suggestions
So what did you decide on?
I brought a asus laptop in 2009,and I often need to travel,4 days ago, I will give the laptop charge but display "no charging", what should i do?tks
Order a new one on eBay... from somebody getting better than 9.6
You are lucky to have an Acer 2009 laptop battery last that long... many last only a year
Hopefully one of you guys can explain something for me. I have fitted a new battery to my Toshiba laptop and since fitting it the keyboard and mousepad refuse to work. If I plug in a USB mouse that works OK but still no keyboard. If I boot into safe mode everything runs OK.
I took out the battery and ran just on mains and everything runs fine and cpu is back to normal, putting the old battery in also enables the laptop to run OK.
Thinking the high cpu usage might be malware I ran Malwarebytes and Combofix but they found nothing.
Has anyone any suggestions as to why the new battery is giving these issues, never had any problems with other batteries I have fitted to laptops.
There are LOTS of problems with new laptop batteries... one study reports anywhere from 6% to 11% of China batteries are unreliable or defective. you have no idea how long it has been sitting on the shelf or in a warehouse box in some shipping point.
First, clean you contact points with an eraser, and look for loose connection points, then consider returning to the seller for for an exchange.
I currently have a Lenovo laptop and have had it for 2 and a half years. The battery has always been pretty bad and last about 3 minutes unplugged. The hard drive is a temperamental one from an old laptop as the original broke for no apparent reason, probably didn't help I was constantly having to rebuild it too. I know it is stupid but when I got this laptop I was young and naive and didn't realise how essential recovery disks are.
I realise to replace all of these would be quite expensive so am wondering whether it is worth just buying a new laptop?
We need more information to comment.
There are at least 7 levels of Lenovo laptop... Is this a T-series... or just what is it? model and type.
In general, Lenovo laptops are among the most reliable...
This is not a good time to buy hard drives, due to the market over-adjusting to the hard drive factories under water in Thailand.
Batteries, good ones, can be found for $35 to $45
But you can get a 90 GB SATA hard drive for $90 or less.
Tell us the hard drive brand and size, the amount of memory installed.
All in all, we can rebuild a decent Lenovo for $140... and that is a lot less expensive than a new laptop. But a shop would have to charge you $205 or more.
A cheap laptop might cost you $500 to $600, but a good laptop could cost you $1200 to $1800. For long term reliability, I would want to invest at least $1000 to $1500
Tell us more so we can best advise you.
Hi all, I am curious about any possible damage that might happen to a laptop battery if after the battery has been completely charged, it is left plugged in.
I've been told that I should remove the battery if I'm going to leave it plugged in because it may overheat and become damaged. Could someone shed some light on this for me please?
My sony vaio laptop turns-off automatically when runs on battery. If it is on main power, no issue. Please suggest me whether its happening due to bad battery.
I suggest it's due to a bad battery.
I have a Thinkpad T61. My laptop says it's connected to the internet (wireless) but when I open up anything that uses the internet, there's no connection. For the 'activity,' it says 8 packets have been sent and 8 have been received. The number is very very slowly growing. Ethernet doesn't work either.
Also, I'm not sure if these help, but:
1. I got a virus a week ago (XP Security 2012 virus) and since then, the internet hasn't worked.
2. The icon for wireless isn't showing in the bottom right of the blue toolbar at the bottom of my screen.
Any ideas? Please help.
First suggestion; delete the wireless show in View Network Connections
and wire a direct connection from the system-->router.
Begin there to diagnose / document what is occuring.
a) please document
Os System(xp,vista,windows), edition(basic,home,pro,...) and SP level
Your wiring layout
your router make & model number
the browser / version you are using
and name the firewall that is active
the name/version of your antivirus program
b) if you are on Vista or Win/7
google for "disable ipv6"
apply the FixIt for your system (ie disable all)
c) when the system fails to connect do this:
enter IPCONFIG /all >myTCP.txt
the come back here and attach the myTCP.txt file to your follow-up
All of us want to prolong our battery s life But without question every battery has a natural course of aging After used for a long time the battery get weak This life prolong battery's to How your is cannot be eliminated but we can prolong this aging course by using suitable method Usually if you want to prolong your battery s life you How to prolong your battery's life must pay attention to steps in using battery Store battery Put your batteries in a cool and dry place when you store it Do not charge your lithum batteries too full before storage After using the laptop battery please clean up the metal terminals with a soft dry clean cloth Before storage you should confirm your is not fully depleted If empty charge for about minutes Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about state-of-charge The suitable storage temperature for batteries is around C 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 Charge battery Most battery can be fully charged in about hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time When you prepare to charge How to prolong your battery's life your battery make sure the temperature How to prolong your battery's life is around the room temperature Especially need to pay attention is avoid over-charging and over-discharging Do not charged to higher voltages than its threshold voltage as it would become unsafe Prepare a new battery for replacement if your battery get weak over time Please notice this It is not very distinct to reduce the charge time by increasing the charge current Maintain battery Rechargeable batteries do not break suddenly but slowly get powerless over time Right regular battery maintenance is necessary Most battery can be fully charged in about hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time Use soft and dry cloth to clean your battery after using it Store it in a cool and dry place The suitable temperature is about C Do not charge your battery before fully discharged Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about state-of-charge because laptop battery s self discharge can break the battery in the storage If possible reduce the times of using the battery Please take out the battery from your machine when it is not being used In the end I hope you can take better care of your batteries You need them for your daily life nbsp
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 15°C
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.
Especially need to pay attention is avoid over-charging and over-discharging.
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
I had my laptop on, and took a break with out shutting it down. When I came back it would not boot up. The symptoms are, both power LEDs are on, no video, it does cycle the CD on as if trying to boot, but will not boot from the CD. Is it possible that the mother board is not dead?
One of the infamous HP motherboards... Hopefully you still have warranty on it
IBM Thinkpad Series I 1200 (1161). Replaced the NiMH battery with Lithium Ion. Replaced the AC cord. When I look at Power Options, it says my battery is 3% charged. Won't run on either battery. Won't charge either battery. Will run with battery in or out. Ran fine many months ago with NiMH battery. Didn't use it for many months. Now the above problems. Any suggestions?
You have to use the same type of laptop battery as the original battery. You might have damaged the charging circuits
i was facing the problem of the laptop compaque 2134 ad , abruptly shutting down and restarting , gicing blue screen with error msg on next restart ..... fan sound start stop with power light blinking etc ....... changed it with another old battery lying with me .... but the same problem .... then i noticed that ... with ac power , but no battery in the slot the machine is running fine ...... but with the battery in it ... it gets funny ........ please help me!!!
Buy a new laptop battery just like the one that originally came in the laptop. Don't trust old laptop batteries. They go bad just laying around
i have purchased a lenovo z560 laptop before 1 year.
its warranty period is over. And i got a trouble of rendomly shutdown of my laptop.
this is the requirement of laptop:
2 gb DDR3 RAM
500 GB HDD
intel core i3 M350 2.27 GHz
please give me solution of this problem.I m tired of this problem.I can't work properly due to this problem.
Any suggestion would be well.
Take it to a local shop to have it looked at...
I have a HP Pavillion dv5000 and would like to replace the cmos battery due to charging issues. I can't find the darn thing. I removed the keyboard and the wifi card and NO battery. I removed the ram sticks also to see and still no battery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Seems easy but you try lookin in this machine lol
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i have a e1705 dell
when i plug in the charger the screen goes blank but still runs
i turn it off and plug it in and it charges fine and runs fine off the battery
only when its plugged in does it not show the screen
the power supply is good as its of my m1710
no problem and i believe its a 90 watt
new battery and does the same thing with the old battery which seems to be still in good shape
tried turning it on without the battery once again black screen but you can here it running
turn it off plug it in charge the battery unplug the charger and works fine
im running out of ideas guys
ive never seen this happen before have you
thanks as always
I bought a brand spanking new gigabyte a75m ud2h motherboard as well as a processor for the FM1 slot (came as a bundle). I hooked it all up but for some reason i'm not getting ANY reaction when i turn the computer on, no fans no light on the motherboard nothing. When i plug the power back into my old motherboard it starts up just fine. So the power switch is fine, the power source (650W) is fine...not sure why my machine is not starting up with the brand spanking new mobo & processor =( Any suggestions? I have tried putting the power button pin in every slot on the F-board, cannot get any reaction from my tower.
First suggestion, check that you aren't shorting out the board by having any screw mounting the motherboard contacting the case. I'd even suggest taking it out of the case and testing just on a desk/table, away from any sources of static electricity. If that makes no difference it could be that the motherboard is DOA (Dead on arrival). There are many products that slip through quality control procedures of manufacturers and turn up at people's homes in a non working state. If the testing outside of the case doesn't give any positive results it might be time to contact the retailer for RMA/sending them back the faulty part.
I've been considering getting a Lenovo Thinkapd X120e to replace my old laptop. Need a lightweight laptop with good battery life for my classes. After looking over a couple reviews, I noted a sizable difference in what was reported for the laptop's temperatures. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the X120e getting "too hot"?
FYI: I won't be stressing the laptop much, mostly note-taking using Word or PowerPoint. Also some web surfing, video watching, or very light gaming if the class is particularly dull.
Specs: Planning on upgrading to the 1.6 GHz E-350, 320 GB 7200 rpm HDD, 4 GB of DDR3-1333, and 6-cell battery. Laptop comes with Windows 7 Pro, and I plan to add Ubuntu to it.
Any comments would be great, thanks!
Excellent choice in a Netbook especially with what you want to do; your upgrades are right on. I personally don't have one (but am leaning towards purchasing one in early 2012) but I am also a member of Notebookreview.com (NBR) and there are many people there who own this system. Check out the Lenovo forum at NBR.
Also, check out TechSpot's own reviews of laptops/netbooks. We give it high marks as well and after doing my own research I have found Lenovo has the best build with the E-350.
I have a new 12 cell battery for my acer 5535. Computer beeps a warning and shuts back down on start-up. Incorrect battery message. battery is a 12 cell, 10400mAh, AS09A41. The battery is made for an Acer 5517-5535. Does something need to be re-configured in the computer to accept the battery? The battery will run the computer if the computer is plugged in to the AC first and then the battery is installed, then unplugged from the wall. Both batteries are 11.1v
The Acer Specs say "48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack" The 12-cell may not work here
A user brought me her laptop (an Acer Aspire 4520) for start up speed issues. While dealing with that I noticed that after shut down, I couldn't power the machine back up by pressing the power button. I have to unplug the power chord and then I can power the machine up. Also, if the machine is in sleep mode the power button doesn't wake it whether it's plugged in or not. You have to unplug it AND pull the battery to bring it back to a state where it will power up.
I've tried every configuration provided to me be Vista to configure the power button behavior in the CP but no luck...
Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit
AMD Athlon 64x2 TK-53 1.7GHz
GeForce Nvidia 7000m
The motherboards charging circuit could be damaged...
This is a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows XP
I let the battery die on it and when i plugged it in the next morning to turn it on I get that error message. I tried taking out the hard drive and putting it back in. The BIOS is not seeing any hard drive. It reads "<none>"
I am not sure if the battery discharging has anything to do with it or not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Faulty HDD Controller but I would have that laptop check out if you can. Most likely it's the MOBO that is to blame. MOBO = Motherboard. See if that was XP not seeing the HDD then you could re-install XP. But you said your BIOS is not seeing the HDD. It could also be your HDD as failed. Normally DELL has a tool that you run to test your system out. This tool is use by DELL Certified Techs to see where your issue is. HDD, MOBO, Battery. Most of the time the MOBO is replaced. Then HDD then the Battery to solve your issue.
Long story short - I spilt water over my laptop keyboard and uplugged both AC cable and battery to days later i plugged it in again placed the battery and it was charging battery won't charges G560 it on Lenovo laptop run but and running on it without any problem for hours Then i decided that it s just fine so I plugged the AC cable and I haven t used it on battery for - days Well today I unplugged the AC cable and my laptop turned off I downloaded a diagnostic tool called BatteryMon and it says Since I m unable to post images which is sad - please copy and paste it into your browser adress tab img imageshack us img jpg So can anyone please tell me what does it really mean I can see that it says it s charged which is Lenovo G560 battery charges but laptop won't run on it overcharging isn t it I m not really into electrics so please help me - how am I supposed to get my laptop battery working if it isn t dead nbsp
The battery contacts could be corroded by the spilled water. It takes time for this corrosion to develop so that's why the time that the laptop worked. The water could have affected other internal circuits too over time. The laptop needs to be opened up and inspected
I am in a very bad situation here, my USB which has all my work in for University seems to be faulty. When I connect my SanDisk USB, it shows the orange light for one second then that is it. It's suppose to show all the time... I tried different computers but problem persists
I am extremely worried.. can this be rectified at all?
The Sandisk is most likely bad...
Hi all Last year I bought Lenovo problems a circa vintage HP Lenvo dual core I was enjoying it for about months when one evening it just halted as in powered off in the middle of everything Now I like this machine a lot despite it s short time in my company I first suspected the power supply but that powers up just fine if much can be read into that I put another hard drive in took out the processor and cleaned the contacts with isopropyl alchohol etc The Lenovo problems bottom line is when I switch it on the monitor displays power save mode and then repeatedly goes in an out of it What I mean by out is that the screen stays black but the green light comes on and then turns orange again The USB ports still recognise stuff at the front for a split second the CD seeks the drive light comes on Having read various threads I went and had a look at the motherboard and a few of the components look like the heads have domed a little but it s hard to tell if they were like that already I really need a dual core and most of the stuff for sale nd hand comes with gig of Ram which is below what I need this machine has I can t afford to buy new I guess unless there s something really indicative in what I ve posted I ll be giving up on it As I said I do like the machine and thought I would run it by you guys in case there s something I m missing Thanks in advance Tony nbsp
Two things: Is it HP or Lenovo?
Second, those "domed" capacitors sounds like they are bad capacitors and if so are most likely leading to your issues. Now they can be replaced but it takes working knowledge on how to do it let alone finding the capacitors in the first place. You might find someone who will do it for you but the $ might not be worth it.
i have gotton a laptop with a everything but it wont charge shows a picture of a plug and the battery with a X so i have to keep my laptop pluged in to use it my problem is that its not chargeing and the battery was bought not to long ago what can i do to charge this battery its a good battery iv had it tested it not connecting and iv put another battery in and it works this battery this computer and this charger =no charge
The first quick fix that I would recommend, as to see if we can get your battery to charge is this. Take your battery in your hand, carefully inspect the gold tipped connector points, where the battery makes it's electrical connection to the lap top. Inspect those ends, see if they have any dirt, dust, film or build up on them, if they don't shine as bright as a new penny, you then might want to clean of the end connectors. Take some rubbing alcohol, a couple q-tips, and carefully clean the tips off, allow 10-15 minutes to dry and then hook the battery back up to the lap top and see if it starts charging.
There's a couple more quick fixes up my sleeve, but I just want to see if this first one will do the trick.
Please let us know if this works or not!
I have a Lenovo Idea Center K300 Computer with Windows 7 and 1 TB. Hard Drive It has 4 memory slots 2 are filled with 2.00 GB of memory for a total of 4.00 GB of memory. I plan on filling the 2 empty slots. Bringing my Memory up to 8.00 GB Iv'e done the research,so I know which ones are compatible . Can anyone tell me what kind of improvement I will have.. Faster downloads? Videos wont buffer for ever and ever? Just any kind of improvement I will notice Thanks CB
Not much I would think, depending on what you're doing.
Might even be a waste if you're on 32 bit.
hi gang i am looking at a lenovo R500
the problem is it will start to boot get to the thinkpad screen and that is it.
i tried changing the ram
i took out the main battery and tried just booting from the AC
i cant get into the bios
First thing I would test is the hard drive, but as you cannot get into the Bios to change the boot order you will have to remove the drive and link it up to a desktop PC using a "Laptop Hard Drive Adapter". Then you can download the diagnostics for Windows from the manufacturers site listed below.
Have you tried to boot from the OS disc? Do you have Recovery Discs?
Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic
Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=enClick to expand...
Hi I have recently bought a new Thinkpad AC ADAPTER and a new cell battery to my quot Thinkpad T T60: charge! doesn't battery New ThinkPad quot notebook After i received them I pluged both new devices into the notebook but battery cant get charged Whenever i plug the new ac adapter to the notebook when is not turned on the lighst start blinking like orange battery and green litle plug lights appear after a second shuts and apear green batery and green litle plug and after a second just apears the litle green plug lightened this cycle continues until i take the plug ThinkPad T60: New battery doesn't charge! of adapter from the wall socket ehn I turn on the notebook with the ac adapter there is always a beeping going on like the notebook is switching on and off intermitently with some seconds between ThinkPad T60: New battery doesn't charge! the beeps Here first theres a orange light with a green light when the notebook is switched on but after a second appears a green battery light then lighs go off and start all again its very noisy I made two litle videos on cell phone i order for someone see whats happening when the notebook is turned off with ac adapter plugged and when is turned on with acadapter plugged AC ADAPTER PLUGGED WITH BATTERY amp NOTEBOOK OFF mediafire com rieyu uq zoz f AC ADAPTER PLUGGED WITH BATTERY amp NOTEBOOK ON mediafire com a fxsll nhcu I dont have the original lenovo software but windows so i dont have maintanance battery check software but the battery is new bought on eBay and carger new as weel bought on eBay as well The new ac adapter i bought details are P N p - FRU P PA - output V A W My old ac adapter details P N P - FRU P PA- - output V - A The Battery details are Cell Battery IBM LENOVO Thinkpad T Y Y The back of my thinkpad says output V- A Can someone tell me whats wrong with the notebook Is this normal to charge a new battery I left the notebbok charging a hole afternoon and didnt charge at all Hope anyone can help me Boto nbsp
Can you explain briefly what was happening that promted you to buy a new battery and AC adpter. Why did you think they both needed to be replaced?
Hi there This is my first post on TechSpot Greetings I have purchased an Acer Aspire One D AOD D260 blinking battery LED Acer One Aspire (AOD260) less than two weeks ago After finally getting the netbook to work with my college s wireless network Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) blinking battery LED by uninstalling excessive pre-installed software I have encountered a new problem - an orange blinking battery LED I ve searched up a bit on the Internet and found that older versions of Aspire One have similar problems The older versions seem to revolve around a faulty BIOS BIOS update a battery refusing to be charged special steps involving removing replugging the battery or a dead battery Is there a Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) blinking battery LED way to confirm the exact problem Thing I ve tried - removing the A C and the battery and holding the power button for seconds Additional information - BIOS version is while the latest BIOS is - the orange blinking battery LED only starts to blink when A C is plugged in - A C works fine and battery works fine by itself - battery is getting charged I think battery left went to sleep woke up to an orange blinking battery LED but battery is at nbsp
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?
Hi everyone I have recently acquired a Lenovo N -BXG and like many people with the N have massive USB problems Now I have read up and discovered problem Help 3000 resolving N100? Lenovo USB with that this is a problem with the BIOS which seems to affect all the available BIOS except the version for machines preloaded with Vista - well I have the BIOS for Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100? machines preloaded for XP I have read that I can flash the BIOS to an earlier version designed for the C specifically that contained in the af us exe update DL A WPH which is I think the BIOS - then I can reboot and it will then allow me to flash to the fixed ie USB working properly BIOS Now for the meat of Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100? the question I have installed Win on the laptop as it came with no HDD thus no recovery partition etc Do I Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100? have to wipe this install and install WinXP Pro in order to perform the BIOS flash Can it be done from Win safely or at all I have never flashed any BIOS except my router although I am fairly confident that I have read and understood everything required My problem is that I don t really understand the detail of BIOS and am only able to post this due to scouring other people s posts on this and other forums Can anyone out there confirm that I have the process correct and answer my questions Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me Stokey EDIT The laptop has no battery at all - I know it is recommended to have a charged battery before BIOS flashing but is it essential or just a precaution in case of power failure from the AC Can anyone tell me how to create a BIOS repair boot disk in case it all goes horribly wrong Since there is a USB problem with the existing BIOS I would have to use a disk not a flash drive as using the keyboard currently disconnects any USB device so I couldn t run anything in DOS from a USB nbsp
If there is a downloadable Windows based bios flashing utility from Lenovo for your model laptop you should be able to use it to flash the bios without much trouble, regardless of the Windows version installed. Don't worry about having no battery installed. Bios flashing should never be done on battery power alone. If the laptop can boot from the CD/DVD you could flash the bios using a CD/DVD image. You will also have an option to back up the current bios to a file. If the bios flashing fails, the laptop may be rendered useless, so no recovery can be attempted
Hi, well i really dont know anything about computers what so ever, but for a few days now, my Acer Laptop has been shutting down when theres 19% left of the battery, or 20 minutes without warning. Usually it gives me a low battery warning when theres 13 minutes left, then a critical battery waning at 7-8 minutes left.
(copied off from the sticker on the bottom right)
-AMD Athion II X2 processor P340
-ATI Mobility Radeion Hd 4250
I hope those ^^ help, thanks.
ps. ive only had it for about 3 months, well since christmas
click start / windows
type power options and select it
select change plan settings on your current power plan
click change advanced power settings
go to battery
check the low and critical battery level and actions.
if those aren't set in 20% it probably means your battery is out of calibration.
I need a new battery or charger for toshiba laptop A105-S2101. The battery is a PA3451U-1BRS and its a DC 14.4v 2000mah.
Well first off the battery wont hold or take a charge. Everytime I unplug it from the wall the laptop goes off too. The lights do come on the laptop showing that its charging.
2nd thing is does voltage matter on battery replacement? I cant find 14.4 replacement thats cheap. All ones I find 10.? volt with 4000-4400mah on ebay.
You need to use the same battery, and the same charger voltages. High capacity batteries usually have a higher mah figure, but I would replace them like for like.
Batteries are never cheap, and they do wear out - some faster than others, but eventually they all die and stop holding charge.
My laptop was working fine last summer until the Windows Genuine Advantage kept popping up telling me it wanted to verify if my OS was valid I tried to shut it down or disable it and windows started to behave strangely to the point that it would not load at all I purchased the laptop in December from Micro Center in Houston brand new I have the sticker on the laptop that tells me the OS is valid Lenovo did not ship with the rescue and recovery disks instead it has a rescue partition The rescue partition would not restore the laptop So I tried the rescue and recovery DVD I created Somehow it did not create the product recovery CDs When I called Lenovo about this problem they belittled me and then charged me for the set of Product CDs I thought my troubles were Professional Problems Lenovo laptop XP 3000 restoring N100 over wrong After installing the CDs windows almost loaded and then it went to the blue screen of death This happened Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional a few times I tried reinstalling the disks and everytime I would receive a Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional different error message it is missing drivers it can t locate a file etc Today Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional it returned The application or DLL X minint system umpnpmgr dll is not a valid Windows image Please check this against your installation diskette Product Recovery could not find file Z UBREC CMD I called Lenovo and again no help I am at a loss My laptop was fine until the Microsoft Genuine Advantage pop-up kept showing up And Lenovo is not providing any support for the faulty CDs they sold me Can someone help me nbsp
I don't think XP is sold any longer, but if you can find an XP install disc, you can use it to delete the old partition(s) and freshly format the hard drive and install XP correctly
I ordered Satellite for New doesn't A85-S107 Toshiba charge battery my a new higher capacity battery for my Toshiba laptop Satellite A -S The original battery was a V mAh model and the new battery is a V mAh model The new battery installed fine New battery for my Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 doesn't charge and the computer worked fine with it but the charge status did not seem to display correctly showing at first a New battery for my Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 doesn't charge remaining charge then upon a restart showing charge Connecting the AC adapter did not show the orange charging indicator and the charge status did not change Following some advice on another forum I restarted the computer in safe mode let it operate without AC power until the battery discharged hours and the computer shut down I then connected the AC adapter restarted the computer and this time the charge indicator flashed about once every couple of seconds the charge status showed I turned off the computer and let it charge overnight started the computer in the morning the charge status was still and the adapter was cool Upon unplugging the adapter the computer immediately shut down How can I get the computer to recognize the new battery so it charges correctly nbsp
I format my Lenovo y530 notebook today. But there is a problem. After installation, Windows7 doesn't see my videocard. I can't remember exactly but I have a G-force 9300M or 9500M. But in Computer Management, It shown as "Standart VGA Graphics Adapter". How can I find my video card again?
Please help. Thanks for your answers.
Windows 7 has installed a generic driver for the card. You need to go the cards manufacturers site and download the correct driver for windows 7. Then unistall the card in Device Manager and then install the new driver.
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?
Try a cooling pad.
Hi there I have had my Acer Aspire g for a few laptop Acer Aspire battery months roughly months Within the past month the battery drains really quickly E G I plug Acer Aspire laptop battery it in when the warning pops up telling me to plug it in I leave it plugged in right up until it has finished charging I may even leave it in until long after it finished charging but this cannot affect it as the it stops charging at OR If I unplug it at it is dead within literally minutes When it was brand new it would barely last hours but I know this is normal especially for such a powerful laptop and running various programs e t c I know it is unlikely but is there any thing that can be done or that I have done wrong I bought it from PCWorld and have their techguys package would this cover me getting a new battery Alternatively where can I find one online at a reasonable price I have looked but cannot find one specifically for my laptop Acer Aspire laptop battery Thank you much nbsp
Try EBay UK
sony vaio vgn-fs840 battery not recognized. anyone know why?
The only way to sort this out, is to install another battery. If the "new" battery is not detected, the motherboard may be bad
This is my first post here so please be kind!
The keyboard of my Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop has developed a fault. It uses XP Pro
A few keys have started to map to the wrong letters
't' is displayed as 'tb'
'y' as 'yn'
'b' as 'tb' and
'n' as 'yn'
This is both in lower and upper case and affects all software including at the Dos prompt. All the other letters are OK
'Backspace' deletes 1 character but leaves the cursor in its original position
'Space' does nothing at all unless it is held down and then I get repeated spaces with no carriage return! This is also the same effect when holding down the Backspace.
Any ideas on what is wrong and how I can get back to the original correct mappings?
Has anything happen to the keyboard lately? Anything split in it, left in a humid area. Anything like that?
I am presently researching to purchase a laptop for my wife at Christmas who is a teacher thus she will need to access the internet, do Office work, grading, emails, research, etc., but no gaming at all.
Will be running 7 64 OS, with 4 gigs of RAM, and hopefully a 7200 rpm hd. Leaning towards the i5 processor.
The Thinkpad Edge is part of Lenovo's excellent T Series but somewhat less expensive. Looking at current configurations it seems it will deliver what I am looking for but I know nothing of the quality build.
Would love to hear back from people who have used this series and/or from ITs who repair laptops for their insights.
Hard to say not knowing the exact model number.
Hello everyone, my name is Atai and I have a question about my netbook. Last year i bought Lenovo S 10-2 and was happy with it but recently it broke down and wouldn't start. I have a warranty and would like to send it to be repared.
I have credit card information, personal e mail exchanges as well as family photos on the computer however and would rather repairmen couldn't go through my content.
My friend took out the hard disk but I remember that Windows 7 or One Key Recovery program was on separate drive that also contains personal information.
Does S 10-2 have one 160 GB hard disk that contains 2 partitions (one for storage and other for Windows 7 and OKR) or does it have one 160 GB hard disk + separate storage medium for Windows 7?
In other words, am I removing all personal content from the netbook by taking out the 160 GB hard disk?
Thanks for your help,
It has a single Western Digital 160GB notebook hard drive, that may contain more than one partition. Usually there is a Windows partition and a separate system recovery partition. You can remove this hard drive, send the net-book in for service and reinstall the hard drive when you get the net-book back, if the drive itself was not the problem and the net-book should boot normally with all your files intact
Hello Everyone !
I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 0768FGG model. I'm facing a problem when I press any key on the keyboard any device connected to USB port disconnects and reconnects. This is really frustrating I've been searching for the solution on the internet for quite some time and I came across this board. So please can anyone help me with this problem? It will be a great help if anyone can advise a solution..... Thanks
a bios upgrade will fix this issue. Check for a bios update from Lenovo support
I just downloaded Half-life 2 and it seems that everytime I load it up, it rotates the screen 90 degrees counter-clockwise. I've tried restarting, and even rotating my own screen 90 clockwise in order to compensate but it doesn't seem to work!
Is this a problem with my video card or maybe something in the game? I've never even heard of this happening before. :S
I'm running it on my laptop:
2.26GHz Dual Core
Intel 4 series chipset family video card
(I did notice that on start up the game warns me it has not heard of my video card. However the game seems to run alright, albeit its rotation)
If you haven't already, install the most recent graphics driver. See if that helps. Go here: Intel
I have had my iPod 20Gig 4th gen for about 5 years, and as expected the battery no longer holds a good charge. I usually have about 2 hours of listening (mostly to audio books), but when it was new, it was more like 5 or 6 hours.
I have continued to use this iPod mostly at home, charging it frequently, and sometimes leaving it connected to the charger while using it.
I have a slight concern about the Lithium battery in the unit, and whether an old battery could be more susceptible to explode while being charged.
I have been leaving the unit on charge overnight, but have never detected any heat in the unit or the charger while it is connected.
Any thoughts on this?
It is completely natural for the battery life to deteriorate over time. You most likely will be able to get the battery replaced at an apple store- here is a list of prices if you are interested:
I would not worry about the battery exploding either. Although it happens on occasion, the number of cases I have heard of is in the single digits.
Laptop computer brand, what is better.
Dell, Lenovo, or Asus?
lets look at it in general.
thanks a lot.
I prefer Toshiba