I was at work the other day and saw a guy who had a nice toolbar next to the system tray on his laptop that had a bar with his battery life. I thought it was pretty nice considering I'm always using up my battery since the default battery icon is so tiny in the system tray. I can't figure out how to turn it on though. I looked like his machine was running either Win98 or 2000, my machine is running Win2000. If you know how to activate this bar let me know.
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.)
Control Panel / Power Options.
You can set the power icon to be displayed in the system tray at all times if you wish. Not sure what icon you are referring to as this is the default one....
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
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.
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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'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.
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'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.
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)
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.
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 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"
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.
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 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 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...
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!
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, 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.
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
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
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.
Hi, I have a Gateway AJ2 that is acting up. If I have the battery installed, the computer runs on the battery, regardless if the AC adapter is plugged in or not. If the battery isn't installed, the computer runs on AC with no problems.
The battery does not charge. The computer is a little over a year old. I don't exactly recall when the problem started, but it might have been after a Windows Vista update or a bios update.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
The battery is probably bad. They are consumables, just like paper is to a printer... Regardless of its age, it needs to be replaced if only to verify for a bad battery or not
Gateway AJ2, one year old, battery hasn't charged for months. Can't get battery off. Someone said battery is sealed on tis model. Is that true?
I am about to install an ATI HD 5770 in my computer, and I am thinking about getting some games. I hear a lot of talk about games like Crysis heavily taxing graphics cards and what not.
If I play games like Crysis all the time (with as high settings as my card can handle), will that significantly change the lifespan or alter the card's performance at all?
If I said yes, would you limit your game playing to Solotaire and Minesweeper ?
These cards are built for gaming.
So long as you have adequate chassis cooling and clean power delivery the card should not be significantly affected by intensive gaming. All cards fail eventually but normal gaming conditions should not significantly impact on it's lifespan, at least not until it has endured a few years of use.
what is this error when i boot my cusin portable it doest boot immediately error appears as" bad cmos battery -error date & time. it says there that i need to choose either f2 (utilities bios or press f1 .when press f2 it goes straight to bios of course! but the best option is to press f1 so it will bot normaly to the xp windows OS specs is WIN XP SP1. Do we need to replace the cmos battery now.
Does it do this on every boot up? Have you tried going F2, after your in the bios hit F10 (should prompt you to SAVE, if not, then exit and save) If it continues to do this then yes, you will need to replace the CMOS battery and hope that it is just the battery and not where it sits.
I have a Dell XPS M that turned one year last week During that week I made screenshots of the CPUID-information delivered to me I use this wonderful piece of software to monitor Battery development capacity a a over and year week, the temperature of the notoriously hot computer and after mye last harddrive-crash I found the new version contains information about the battery too I wonder How can Battery capacity development over a week, and a year the current full charge capacity swing so much on a day to day basis And is it normal that the battery has lost of its capacity during the first year Even though lithium batteries are not supposed to have a memory-effect I still cling to the quot empty first load thereafter quot -strategy and have had good success with that on cell phones But the Dell disappoints me as it does in any other respect anyway - new harddiscs new motherboard and a new battery already in week one are the results of the first year s use and maintenance need Never needed maintenance on any PC or notebook ever before PC-use since Best regards ungua nbsp
16% loss after one year is reasonable. ok, so not all battery manufacturers have "accurate" battery wear level but i will post mine: i got 2 laptops with accurate battery so far (acer TM4000 and 5930G)
the latter, was bought in early dec 2008. so today, after about 1.5 years it has 31% wear level. now = 48988mwh. was = 71040mwh.
in my case, the level get worse if i use the laptop everyday on battery. once I kept the battery and use the laptop as a desktop replacement the level barely increase. one tip to keep it is that to "calibrate" your laptop battery as often as possible. In some cases I successfully decrease the wear level by doing that. It's clear that short discharge of battery actually worsen the age of the battery itself.
I saw few sony vaio & toshiba laptops, with battery wear level at 0% but battery dies within 5-10 minutes of usage.
Can a low bios battery cause slow computer operation? I am getting a low battery warning when booting up which probably is the reason the computer is slower than dirt. Thanks
i'd be more inclined to blame something else on poor performance, because all the BIOS battery does is keep CMOS settings. it's a small, low-voltage, button cell battery that powers the chip socket. if you are experiencing slow performance, try defragging your hard drive and scanning for viruses. if the computer is taking it's time starting up, check your startup list and disable everything that's not necessary.
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that is about 3 years old. Recently, the battery will only charge to 35%. It then will stop charging though it remains plugged in. I have tried letting the battery die completely and recharging it. Again, it will charge, but only to 35%. Is this indicative of the battery being old?
See this link:
My friend's laptop won't turn on. It doesn't start to boot or anything. My first thought is it's either the battery or the A/C adapter but I'm not sure how to check those without having swappable pieces (which I don't have.)
I took the battery out and tried to power on with just the A/C adapter plugged in and same as with the battery in, only thing that happens is the little light with the lightening symbol flashes 3 times. Also the little light where you plug the charger in lights up while the charger is in. Would the laptop power up with just the A/C adapter plugged in and no battery?
Hi, i am doing a college assignment on mobile computing and was after a few ideas of mobile computing in everyday life that we use.
If you are talking about mobile computing as in embedded devices:
You mean that sort of thing?
I have an ASUS Eee pc 904hd - it just doesn't power up at all - the lights on the charger light up - but there is no power to the laptop.
1.Should this run on mains alone ?(thus indicating a dc jack problem)
2.Or is it more likley to be the battery ?
Any ideas how I can test - or if there is a guide to replacing DC jacks ?
When I was in RS I use take the multi-meter and test the AC/DC adapter to if it was reading the correctly. The jack should be soldered in the motherboard. I know my ASUS Eee PC has tiny slot of the power. Got to handle it gentle. You could fix the issue but replacing the motherboard. I
Look at these pictures of your unit inside of it. Everything is on the MOBO soldered.
Toshiba Sattelite A200 10x, bought it 2 and a half years ago, everything's stock at stock settings, only added 1 gig of ram to take it to 2gig total upon purchase.
I can't say I'm the exemplary laptop user since whenever I can I just leave it on the AC supply and let it run there for hours on end, that can't be good for the battery. Lately the moment I unplug it, even though the battery's fully charged it loses its charge completely in 1 or 2 minutes flat. Sometimes the same time I unplug it, 2 seconds or so later it turns off.
I'm guessing it's time for a new laptop battery, or could be coming from a leak or such? I'm just posting to confirm.
You should be able to take it to a Battery Specialist http://batteryworld.com.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=11193 and they might be able to diminish somewhat the 'recharging Cycle memory'. But it will take them a while to do and it will never be totally reliable eg. temperature differences will affect the battery run-down time. As a backup for around the house could be money well spent and if you buy a new battery having the second should (if you don't use and abuse it like the last) lengthen the the life of the new one.
Hope this helps
I recently purchased two battery s for different dell laptops One laptop Battery charge not will has a flashing red battery sensor light on the laptop It keeps appearing but with the old battery it did not appear I don t know what this means this laptop Battery will not charge is a Dell XPS M The other laptop was working fine and then one day it did not detect the ac adapter so it would not charge Then we believed that the battery had died because every time I unplugged the charger the laptop would instantly turn off So I bought a new battery hoping that was the problem but it wasn t The laptop still wont charge and every day the battery percent keeps decreasing My dad thinks that the charge card is the problem and it is the reason why the laptop won t charge I m not sure what is though and what I should do This laptop is a Dell inspiron I bought both batteries from amadvance com I bought a different battery from them for a different laptop a year ago and that laptop works fine nbsp
Have you tried using a different ac cable?
Hello I have a question I have a BFG power supply for my desktop that is rated at Watts ATX V EPS V BFG model BFGR WPSU I have a APC Back-Ups power supply battery backups that is rated at Watts VA the rating both for output power capacity amp max configurable power APC model BE BB Obviously the desktops power supply cord is connected and drawing power from the power supply battery backups for battery backup reasons My inch LCD monitor is also connected to this power supply batter backups as well My desktop computer has Intel Core Quad processor only NVIDIA graphics card Creative X-Fi Sound Card other PCI cards installed DVD burner drives floppy drive hard drives internal fans CPU fan Do With ...Between Have I Issues Watts? Back-Ups? Supply Power Battery & Now this is my concern Do I have issues here concerning my Watts even serious issues I am not trained and know very little about electricity but the Watts of my power supply battery backups is almost half that needed for the Watts for my desktop power supply Just tonight I have discovered this possible issue I have been using this BFG power supply for a long time now and have had it plugged into this battery backup system for a long time as well To date I have not had any issues The computer has run just fine I may be overreacting or I may be NOT Please comment and state facts about my situation if I do indeed have an issue Also if you have any solutions to an issue please help me Thanks nbsp
Why don't you go here (Antec PSU calculator) , http://www.antec.outervision.com/ ,plug in your system specs, and you'll likely be able to answer your own question.
hi charge does battery laptop Cheap not fully guys Cheap laptop battery does not fully charge I recently purchased a mah v battery from Ebay for my toshiba m -s laptop to replace the v original battery Instead I got a mah V battery unsurprisingly the front LED charging light Cheap laptop battery does not fully charge never goes green and the charging meter win xp goes up to but stays on quot charging quot without changing to quot on ac power quot like with my older battery Either the battery is f ked or more likely - the laptop is not designed to give sufficient voltage for this battery Here s my question though I can deal with the battery icon not changing as long as I know for sure that it doesn t draw more current than a battery that reports quot I m full quot I m about to start traveling with the laptop and I need a long lasting battery that will spare my vehicle s battery as much as possible I think that when this battery goes to the closest it s going to get to be fully charged the computer power circuit is not able to charge the battery anymore and thus there is no loss and the laptop will actually draw just the power that it needs to keep running also I get about - hours of run time from a supposedly mah battery sound a bit too short no I just can t recall what I used to get from the original mah or so battery I m no good when it comes to electricity so your help is appreciated thanks Shawn nbsp
The "Cheap" laptop battery may not be compatible with the Toshiba laptop, but if you can get over 2.5 hours of runtime on it, be happy. I don't think the battery will damage the laptop
My laptop (i'm not sure the make or model matters) suddenly died, it was working fine one minute, left the room for around 30 seconds, came back and has seemingly has no power. The machine has been running purely off the power adapter because there is no battery. There's no lights on, indicating an electrical connection; it's completely dead. I used a phase tester to confirm a good power adapter, so the problem seems to be with the computer. I don't think the electrical input socket (?) is at fault cos it's not loose.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe it has something to do with that internal coin-shaped battery?
I'd really appreciate any help because i'm completely at a loss as to what i should do next...
Could be a dry joint on power connector, underside motherboard try wiggling to see if you get some response, coin battery is only to retain CMOS information.
wheres the lenovo ideapad y530 cmos battery located? anyone pls help. TY. i plan to reset my corrupt bios.
Anyone here who knows the location of cmos batt of lenovo ideapad y530.
wheres the lenovo ideapad y530 cmos battery located? anyone pls help. TY.
reading in a manual?
does the Manual for Y530 not show CMOS battery replacement guide? in the link? http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/UserGuide/Guide_show_1227184284037.html
or do you need the latest Adobe reader? from this link? http://www.adobe.com/
Hello. I'm getting an error message about the date and time not being stored on a Dell Latitude D800 laptop. As a first attempt to alleviate this problem I am going to replace the CMOS battery. I opened the covers on the bottom of the laptop but don't see the battery. I tried to take the shell off but haven't been successful yet.
Before I go further do you know if the CMOS battery is soldered to the motherboard? (If so, this may be a nonstarter for me.)
Thanks for your help!
the bottom of a laptop case doesn't give you access to the CMOS battery.
You have to pop the frame off from the top. Be gentle. It is tricky and you can break it if you don't know what you're doing.
I have an Inspiron 1525 that is one year old. Recently the battery will be completely dead when I try to turn on the laptop and will not power on unless I plug it in. The battery meter will be at 0% when it starts up, but recharges normally when plugged in. When I unplug the laptop and close the lid (which puts it into sleep mode) the battery will be completely dead by the next morning even if it was at 100% before I closed it. I don't know why the battery is discharging completely so quickly when the computer isn't even running.
Could this just be a problem with my battery? Or is the laptop not actually sleeping when I close it, but continually using up battery power? Any help would be much appreciated.
Note there's a difference between "Sleep" vs. "Hibernation"
> Sleep mode still requires power (It should be minimal power but definitely still draws some power)
> Hibernation requires zero power
That said, i still wouldn't expect a good battery to discharge overnight on sleep mode so you probably still have an issue with your battery holding a charge
I have a small 750VA UPS which i use to safely shut down computer.The backup is about 5-8 minutes.We are having power shortage and thinking of battery backup but not much cash for inverters.My question is that do my UPS support those large battery(cars and bigger one like 120amp etc,don't have knowledge sorry).How much amp of battery do my UPS support?I calculated my computers' power consumption and it's around 230watt(with 9800GT,not sure)+36Watt monitor.So can i only get battery or my UPS too weak and need inverter?
As long as it is 12V DC you can use any battery you want. There are a few things online about using a car battery for the battery backup. You may want to use a 'deep cycle' marine battery (although I don't know the availability of marine batteries in Nepal). There are probably other 'deep cycle' batteries other than marine.. Anyway, unless it is in a pretty well ventilated place you'll want to avoid unsealed batteries, which include most car batteries, because of hydrogen gas buildup (and perhaps H2S).
Depending on the battery you may (probably will) lose the ability to correctly monitor how much life you have left in the battery when running the electronics.
Hi guys My computer just started having this problem since Christmas I ve had this mobo since and this is the first time when I switch on the comp it gives me thsese messages randomly quot CMOS CMOS battery low, help? battery low quot quot Error loading drive A quot quot Error boot sequence quot quot Press F to continue or F to enter setup quot I went into the BIOS and it is always set at factory default settings even when I attempt to change them to the previous settings I had It gives me a message that says that because the CMOS battery is low my date and time and other BIOS settings will be reset to default then gives me the error boot sequence msg and still continues to load windows and desktop is messed up a bit but otherwise quot normal quot except for the sys tray that s missing icons I have never really encountered this situation before but the solution seems straightforward replace the CMOS battery only that I CMOS battery low, help? don t know where to find it I ve tried tigerdirect ca newegg ca and even a local computer store but they don t have it on their website My mobo is an CMOS battery low, help? OEM Lenovo J - ASUS M A-VM with a G chipset amp AM socket What additional details do you need to know what CMOS battery I need to buy and if possible any websites I can go to in order to find it preferrably CMOS battery low, help? Canadian due to shipping costs but I don t mind US Also my OS is win RC although that might not be relevant I really appreciate any help you can provide nbsp
CMOS batteries are almost always CR 2032 basically a button battery taht is a available in most big box stores or electronic store. Take the side of the case off and see if you can locate
I got a new battery for my daughters Dell Inspiron 1501. It is a 9 cell 7800 MAH. I got it on ebay. The charger I also got on ebay last year. It is a model st-c-075-19500334ct, input:AC100-240V~1.5A 50/60Hz Output:19.5V-3.34A. I am wondering because the charger seems to be getting very hot, but the recommended charger on ebay has the same specs. Your help is greatly appreciated!
it's normal for batteries to get hot when charging. I suppose the charger could get got as well. As long as it isn't dangerously hot, I wouldn't worry- keep an eye on it.
Good Evening All,
I having a problem with my Dell Latitude D610.
I went to update the BIOS and it said that the battery is not installed despite the laptop running solely off of battery power!
I have ran the dell device diagnostic and device manager and no issue appears to be with the battery. When you check the battery info in the BIOS settings it says the batteries are not installed and also when you log into XP it constantly says running off of AC power even when its not plugged in!
Any one got any ideas what could be causing this and how it can be solved?
It may be referring to the CMOS battery which is wired to the computer beneath the keyboard. The battery can be replaced for $8.95 to $29.95 depending on where you purchase...
But regardless, you do have a problem that must be resolved. The D610 has been one strange little irrelevant problem after another... but you cannot afford to irritate it and have that mysterious unremovable password appear as it has on so many D610 and D620 Dells.
Hi, Last week I tried turning my laptop on and it wouldnt turn on, so I got my charger and turned it on that way, then I realized the battery was on 1% when the laptop turned on. So I let it charge to 100% and When I turned it off I noticed some of the power lights were not turning off (Which is maybe why the battery is draining) so I pulled the battery out of the laptop and everything has been fine till now. Iv just tried truing it on again but Im having the same issue again and again.
Everytime I leave it OFF overnight the battery is dead the next day (And the power lights go off now, so its not that causing the problem this time) Does anyone know what can cause this problem?
My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M
How old is the laptop? Judging by the model #, it isn't too old, but depending, the battery will lose power when stored. Also, is the computer off, or in standby? Standby will also used minimal power when PC is off.
I am having issues with charging my toshiba satellite A215. When I plug in my adapter it will say charging for a few minutes and then it will say plugged in and not charging...Has anyone experienced this and can tell me what the issue could be??? Thanks
First you should check if the battery is correctly installed in the battery socket.
If it is, check if the cable is correctly plugged and that nothing is stuck in the cable port. Last, you could check if the cable is broken.
If none of these, i'm sorry, i can't help you.
I have a question. Will BIOS gets corrupted if CMOS battery is left dead for a while? The reason I ask is because I bought a P4 mobo from vendor and it is an non-retailer box. Apparently when I receive the mobo, I tested the CMOS battery is dead and when I put everything together, there is no POST or beep at all coming from the mobo but power light and fan are on. Any idea?
I suspect the BIOS is corrupted because the baterry is left dead for too long. Is my theory correct? Please advice. Thanks.
"I suspect the BIOS is corrupted because the baterry is left dead for too long. Is my theory correct?"...
I would say yes. This doesn't happen all the time, but in your case, after a new battery was installed, no POST is a bad sign... Did you try resetting the CMOS by moving a motherboard jumper? Is the CPU and memory supported by the motherboards model? Was the CMOS battery totally dead or did it show some DC voltage?
I just repaired a Compaq desktop computer that was built in September 1999. It had an AMD K6 550MHz CPU. The CMOS battery was bad, but it still showed 1.3 volts DC. It should have been 3.0 volts. A new battery brought this old baby back to life
The battery charging light is flashing orange and green which according to the helpfile means that 'the battery is too hot to start charging'. I have switched the machine off for half an hour - it is definitely cold, but this light continues to flash and the battery will not charge. The laptop is about 8 months old and battery use has been fairly light.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
it sounds like a defective battery. if the laptop is only about 8 months old then it should still be under warranty. you should contact dell about the problem and get a replacement battery.
I recently installed a new battery in my Dell Latitude D610. I received instructions to upgrade the BIOS but forgot to do it. When I used battery power it ran down and I plugged in AC power. I saw it was down to 6% and would not charge. I tried to update BIOS now but it requires 10% power. What can I do?
Try running the old battery again, or try running with no battery at all.
Have you visually compared the batteries to make sure they are both exact?
Hey I have an old Inspiron B130. Seems the battery is bad, or maybe it's just not charging, or maybe it's just not working in some other way? My question is how can I test?
I don't want to just rush out and buy a new battery without knowing if the laptop battery subsystem is working. The laptop came from a person who "claims" that the battery is actually a new one. I can't verify, so I want to see if I can test the laptop itself.
I wonder if there are wiring diagrams or something where I can just test a few of the pins. Or I wonder if the pins are testable at all without a battery plugged in?
How can I make sure the battery subsystem works before I buy a new battery?
If you can't find any diagrams, just get a multitester, and with power off and pc unplugged, take out the battery and find pos / neg terminals on the computer against the chassis (unless they are labelled on the battery by chance?). Once you know which terminal is which, put the battery in the computer, let it charge (does the charge light come on? I should have asked that before). for a couple hours, unplug it and check the power. You may not see the full 11 volts (at least that's what I think the battery is on that model), but if it's charging, you should always have at least some residual power...
I've had this computer for 2 yrs since I built it. Has a Asus M2N-SLI mobo with athlon 6400 x2. 4gigs ram, Nvidia 9800 gtx, 600W PS. Most of the time runs fine, no signs of problem. Clock's acurate no lost time. Every 2 months or so, in the morning go to boot up and no beep or post. Just runs all fans and everything but never posts.
After first time I figured out when I replaced cmos battery it works fine. But keeps happening every 2 months or so. Any ideas? Battery should last much longer than 2 months. I'm stumped on this one and even my professors at college don't know. One tech support guy said might be a grounding problem with mobo and case. But that sounds weird. Mobo is mounted like case manufacturer says with brass pins holding it up. Please help...
Just got a new cmos battery and it booted up. When I booted up it was resuming windows from hibernation.. Would that cause battery to die? Doesn't sound right to me... Please help. Can't keep buying these batteries.
I have a Dell Inspiron which for the last days will not start using the power adapter It adapter Inspiron but with battery, not Dell starts 1100 with will start and works fine with a charged battery However my battery is now out of charge If I take the battery out and try Dell Inspiron 1100 starts with battery, but not with adapter and start the machine all three lights go on at the front but Dell Inspiron 1100 starts with battery, but not with adapter then immediately everything goes off I think with machine switched off and power supply plugged in it is charging the battery but the ac power adapter makes a wierd clicking ticking noise so I m not keen to leave it on charging too long My Dell Inspiron s warranty ran out in Dell were very pleased to tell me this and tried to sell me an adapter for However I m not sure that replacing the adapter will fix it The green led is on and as above it appears to be charging the battery AND all lights light up for a split second at least so some power is getting through I have read other posts with similar issues but can t find exactly the same issue Any help ideas would be greatly Dell Inspiron 1100 starts with battery, but not with adapter appreciated nbsp
It is possible that the motherboard has developed problems, but you must try another AC adapter first. An AC Adapter is much cheaper than a motherboard