Batteries are the embedded power-source of a component such as a notebook. It is composed of cells of chemical elements that store energy.

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Alternative to Lenovo “Conservation Mode”

I have a Lenovo Y50-70, which I am doing a clean install of Win8.1 on (A new SSD) The Battery software that comes with it out of the box contains a very useful battery conservation mode. This stops ...
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A few questions about Chromebooks [on hold]

My Win8 laptop gets older by day, plus its battery life is less than 20 mins. I need a light, portable device with long battery life. I am running a web development agency, doing some coding, cPanel, ...
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Laptop not charging when running OS/BIOS, charges when off

I am facing this problem in my laptop since last 3 days or so. Make : HP Envy Touchsmart 15 (Core i7, 4700MQ), approx 1.5 years old. The problem is that whenever I am running any OS (Win/Ubuntu), ...
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PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS

Unfortunately where I live I do not have 24/7 electricity. My new PC rig which is considered to be a high-end(gaming) system is connected to a brand new APS/UPS that have these specs: DC-AC ...
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How to keep Windows 7 CSC Service from running down my laptop battery?

I've a new laptop that lasts less than an hour on battery. I've bottomed out the culprit: cscservice. I've been manually turning the service off then on when I'm on battery power. Cycling the trick ...
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Logitech Anywhere Mouse - even new batteries show 'need to replace' red blinking light

I have a Logitech Anywhere mouse that I've had for a while now. It's been doing great but since it last gave the orange/red blinking light showing that the battery needs to be replaced, no battery is ...
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Run time difference between a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery and an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery?

Is there a significant improvement in battery run time going from a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery to an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery? How much longer will it run (percentage-wise)?
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How to make laptop only start charging when under 20% while always plugged in?

I want my laptop only to charge when under X% of battery is left, while always plugged-in to charger. I have a laptop that has to be up in running for long periods and I want to lower the ...
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Lightweight linux preboot environment?

I was wondering if there was any way to setup a light, low resource linux environment that'll have basic features like a web browser but can boot into a full linux distro or Windows if I need a more ...
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Brand new laptop, two years in storage, will the battery be ok?

I have an opportunity to buy a brand new (sealed box) EliteBook 8470p laptop for a good price. The date of manufacture goes back to around March 2013, which is bang on two years ago. Given that it's ...
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windows 8 tablet battery died while recording video, the file is lost

I was recording a video with a Windows 8 tablet and after 2 hours the battery died. When I got back home and charged the tablet, the video was not there. There are other videos in the camera roll ...
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Why does laptop's battery drain only when I am playing Minecraft?

I got a new power supply/cord for my Asus N550JV-CN191H, after my old one tore. The new one works fine, and the power indicator (Ubuntu 14.04) shows that the battery is charging, except when I play ...
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Is there any way disable the internal “power bridge” battery on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s laptop via software/system settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s running Windows 8.1 Pro and I have to disable the internal battery on my laptop temporarily for troubleshooting purposes. I just want to keep the external battery and ...
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Laptop Noise From Internal Battery Section [closed]

(Not entirely sure that this is due to the internal battery, but that's my guess.) I have a brand new Thinkpad T450s and it has both internal and external battery. I have noticed that when my laptop ...
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Laptop turned off without charged

I have a Asus N55SF laptop, and always when I unplug my device from the charger it immediately shuts down - the battery decreases from 100% to 1% in few seconds. Perhaps the problem is with my i7 ...
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Novatech nSpire laptop randomly shuts down

I was browsing the internet and my Novatech nSpire (not sure the exact model since I am unable to get into it but I think it's N1593) and it shut down, with no warning (didn't cut out, it was a soft ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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Access HDD just on demand

Id like to know if there is some option to access hdd just on demand. I have SSD + HDD combo in my laptop and im mainly using just the ssd drive. When im plugged in electricity I dont really care as ...
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How can I maximize laptop battery service life [duplicate]

My laptop is ASUS K 551 LB, which has an internal battery. Would the battery's service life be longer leaving the laptop plugged in whenever possible, or running off the battery to regularly run down ...
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Non physical hardware switch

My laptop comes equipped with a hardware switch on its backside that connects/disconnects the battery. When I am connected to AC for example, I can thus avoid overcharging the battery. Yesterday ...
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What will happen powerwise if you plug a USB-C device to another USB-C device?

If you have a USB-C phone or tablet and you plug it into a laptop with USB-C, which device gets charged? Or no charging will occur? People charge their phones through their laptops all the time, how ...
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Surface Pro 3 Dock - Blinking light, no charge

I have a Surface Pro 3 and a dock. When I attach the Surface to the dock, the indicator light blinks and will not charge the device: Steps I have taken: Ran and installed all Windows updates with ...
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Fresh SSD - High Power On Count when putting hibernate mode (Win8.1)

I've just bought a brand new Samsung SSD Evo 840 and I found that when hibernating, it increases Power On Count too much (in 1.5 months) as: As you can see Power On Count increases as crazy when ...
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When laptop battery on “High Performance” it stops charging the battery

I'm using an ACER Aspire 5750G and my laptop specs are: Proccessor: Intel Core i7-2630QM Display: 15,6 LED LCD Nvidia GeForce GT 540M - 1GB - CUDA Memory: 8GB HDD: 750GB DVD Super Multi DL drive ...
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Lenovo Y50 Laptop drains battery in hibernating to 20% just 24hrs

I have a 6 months Lenovo Y Laptop and this is battery information is captured by BatteryCare The problem is after I installed a fresh Win8.1 (yeah Superfish issue), Hibernating drains battery so bad ...
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Is there a way to automatically quit two programs when battery is below certain level?

I'm setting up a new laptop with Windows 7 and I'm using Rainmeter to display system info in a sidebar (CPU, memory, GPU info etc). This needs MSI Afterburner running in the background to access GPU ...
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Dell Vostro 3560: 3NB8W3 battery not recognized, problems with charging

I've been using standard battery for a while, but finally I bought extended battery (3NB8W3, 11.1v 8700mAh 97Wh). Sadly, my Vostro 3560 does not recognize battery properly. I always have "Plugged in ...
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How to judge if a laptop charger noise is a safe “hum” or a dangerous “crackle”?

I've read existing questions and answers on noises coming from laptop chargers (e.g. http://superuser.com/a/104860/112639 and http://superuser.com/a/832501/112639 and have learnt that there are two ...
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Computer time and bios resets everytime I unplug from wall

I am using an Asus P5GC-MX motherboard with a 700 watt power supply and I cannot figure out why this is happening. First I tried a new good brand battery with no luck. Next I flashed my BIOS and ...
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Using a “unapproved” charger with phone. Any actual real dangers? [closed]

I have a OnePlus One. It states that I should only used approved chargers (aka the one that came with the phone). Is there any real danger with using for example an iPhone wall to usb adapter to ...
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Lenovo Ideapad z510 crashes when connected to AC power but works fine with the battery

I use a Lenovo Ideapad z510 running Windows 8 x64 and earlier today, during a snowstorm, power went out. Later, power came back and I got on my computer. As I was using it, I — idiotically — lightly ...
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HP 4530s laptop works with power cord but won't charge battery

Suddenly, two days ago my HP 4530s laptop stopped to be able to charge its battery. Since I was noting that the whole battery was dying since some weeks ago, I bought a new one. Either with the old ...
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Trying to show 100 splash screens for according to battery percentage

I am trying to show an empty battery with some red color at bottom(like in moto g) when the battery is discharged. I am able to show a static image for that, but if I use many images to show the ...
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Is battery mAh measured per cell?

I have an HP 15-d053cl laptop with a 14.8V, 2620mAh, 4-cell battery (although HP's website says it's 2800mAh) and I'm looking for something to add to my battery life. I've found my same battery and an ...
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Lenovo t400 s7 cmos

Hi my battery is dying dead and now my ac power is intermittent. It will start and run on ac and battery for a few hours but dies. It will not run on ac alone, although the power light flashes. Now ...
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Can I charge my laptop using a power bank using my laptop charger?

I have a Dell XPS-1530 laptop with a 9 cell battery. It's working fine but I was just wondering whether I could use a power connector or something to plug my laptop charger's 3 pin plug into another ...
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Netbook battery remains limited [closed]

I use a netbook of samsung in which the battery of the netbook is limited till 80%.After reaching 80% the charging of battery stops and shows'plugged in charging'.
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Strange Laptop battery and ac adaptor behaviour with confusing messages

I am having strange battery behaviour problems on Win 7. I don't know where to start but three scenarios happen. Scenario 1: Laptop says Battery not detected yet unplugging Ac adaptor it still ...
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Bizarre CMOS Failure?

I'm working on a PC, specifically a HP Pavilion p6-2014. Initially the PC was taken to me because it wouldn't boot. It seemed like a graphics card issue because the fans would spin up, the hard drive ...
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How does windows calculate time left for a battery?

I assume the relatively new versions of windows calculate the battery remaining the same. If not, to avoid broadness, show the calculation for windows 8/8.1.
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Supposedly “broken” laptop battery seemingly works fine with OS is restored. Is my battery bad?

I am working on a PC with Windows 7 starter edition. The PC is extremely slow. Nobody has ever formatted it since first use (in 2011). The battery was marked as broken by the OS, not possible to be ...
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Attempt on charging laptop, spark sound happened

So I tried charging my laptop after an accident with some electricity, after a while there was a spark sound coming from the charging input. The laptop is running fine, is it a problem with the ...
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Computer turns off unexpectedly (new battery)

Recently I purchased a new battery online from newegg. Upon using it I noticed some strange symptoms: -Computer randomly turns off before battery is anywhere near low level -Once the computer ...
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Is it safe to attach battery when the laptop is plugged in and being used?

Let say initially I removed my laptop battery because it's already fully charged. Then I plug in my laptop to the wall socket, and then use my laptop. After that, I need to go somewhere, but I don't ...
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Laptop shuts down while on battery with no warning

I have a Asus x53e laptop. For two months, the power fails while running, and it shuts down without warning. I have changed windows but the problem persists. I have opened my laptop and had service ...
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Laptop won't turn on, only power button lights up

My laptop is failing to turn on fully. The only thing that happens with the laptop is the power button lights up. It stops lighting up after about 8 seconds of me pressing it and once I release it, it ...
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How to hibernate a chromebook to prevent losing battery

Is there any way to hibernate a Chromebook laptop to prevent it from leaking battery? I noticed that when I close the lid and leave it over the night, the battery is empty in the morning. The laptop ...
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MSI GX660 laptop power fluctuations

Okay. So my trusty laptop has come down with an issue. It won't always take my power supply, resulting in 2 cases. One is that it simply does not receive the power, the other is more peculiar. The ...
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Notebook's Battery is not calibrated. Operates at 0% for an hour

My problem is that even if the battery percentage is 0 the notebook can stay on around an hour. I have disabled "critical battery action" on my operating systems to use more time my notebook. The ...
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Some CMOS Settings Not Retained on Reboot. Battery good

Some CMOS Settings Not Retained System: Dell Inspiron 546 Motherboard: DELL F896N 0896N Experience: Advanced Issue: Some CMOS settings are not retained after saving and reboot. Some CMOS / BIOS ...