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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Lenovo laptop, Windows 10 not charging battery

I have a Lenovo G500s. It came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed with the battery working fine. I've installed Windows 10 on the laptop now and suddenly the battery is not recognized anymore. It says "0% ...
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Prolong battery life [duplicate]

What are the general guidelines for maintaining the laptop computer battery? -Is using the laptop on battery,disconnected from outlet,better or is the opposite true? -If the computer is performing ...
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Windows 8 force battery/plugged-in icon to show in task bar

On laptop systems with a battery, Windows 8 shows either a battery icon (when running from battery) or a "plugged in" icon (when running from AC). Clicking on this icon allows changing the power ...
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Windows-7 Acer Aspire 5738 laptop simply turns off

My laptop simply switches off on its own...and I mean switch off without warning or anything...as if someone cut the power supply so the computer did not show any warning etc. And this happens only ...
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Computer's power consumption got really high after upgrading to Windows 10

I have an HP Envy dv7 laptop (750GB HDD, 8GB RAM, 1600x900 Display). I used to work on Windows 8.1 and the battery used to serve me for 3-4 hours even when using programs that need a lot of processing ...
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charge old battery with adapter [closed]

I want to use my old hp notebook battery but I dont have the laptop and now I want to charge it... but it has 5 input, I mean a port which gets in 5 blade.... only thing that is write in it is 14.8V ...
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Laptop loses charge while plugged in

Whenever I start my laptop, if I don't close it at the Windows 8 boot logo, it would shut off. The charger light would show green but turn orange quickly then shut off. Sometimes when I get it to ...
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Ubuntu, battery is never fully charged

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a Lenovo thinkpad e550 and i have a problem: the battery doesn't charge, the icon on the panel doesn't indicate it's charging, and in "Power Statistics" -> "Laptop Battery" ...
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Force laptop to use battery, not charger

I was wondering if it was possible to force a laptop running Windows to use its battery as the power source even when a charger is plugged in? If so, is it possible to switch between power sources ...
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Battery is shown as fully charged but does not feed the laptop

My laptop is a young Acer V11 Touch (V3-112P-P2E7). Yesterday I used it regularly on battery mode and I left it charging overnight. This morning's surprise is that the laptop only works when connected ...
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Laptop showing weird behavior. What might be the cause? [closed]

I have a 3 year old laptop. It's Sony Vaio E Series SVE1518FNW. It's specs are i7, 4 GB RAM and 750 GB hard disk with AMD Raedon graphic card. From several months I am facing problem with it's ...
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Battery Percentage Caclulated Wrong

I have a Asus G501vw laptop running on windows 10 pro and when i used it in battery, the percentage of battery sometimes dropped down suddenly from 100% or 80+% to 19% or 16% which also triggered the ...
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How to get the most battery life out of a laptop?

I'm getting a brand new Dell Inspiron 13 7359 with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Skylake i5 processor, and Intel HD graphics (550 I believe). I did numerous hours of research and found this to be better than ...
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Laptop fails to boot when plugged in but not on battery

My laptop is getting older (4-5 years old now) and I am having frequent issues with it failing to boot (freezing on BIOS screen, on Windows loading screen, on login screen, or some point in between). ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A not booting

I have been trying to repair a Asus Zenbook UX31A for quite some time and would like to pick your brains, because I am finally out of ideas. When I received the Zenbook it was not booting, not ...
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How do I obtain battery stats on windows 10?

I am looking for simple statistics like: the average battery life time or average screen on time relative power consumption of the different components (screen, wifi, system, applications) ...
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Asus Laptop - Issues with display

When i turn on my old ASUS laptop the screen stays black, but when i leave it powered on for about 30 minutes and do a restart the display shows up normally. Why is that happening? Does anyone has ...
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What is the difference between 3 cells, 4 cells and 6 cells battery

I am going to buy new laptop but there is some confusion in battery capacity. I found that 3 cells battery backup is good than 4 cells battery laptop but I read somewhere that more cells means that ...
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Laptop display malfunction?

I just came home from school and turned on my computer from sleep mode, and this showed up Yesterday I had to put my laptop on sleep mode on battery for the night, because I had to charge my ...
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Laptop overheats when connected to the wall plug, but not when using battery

Especially when playing CS:GO CPU temperatures reach 95 but when I unplug the charger and use only the battery, the temperatures remain around 85. The game runs smoothly in both cases.
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Can contemporary batteries report on their health status?

The battery on my laptop is weak and I have a bunch of spare ones I could reuse. One problem, though, is to quickly estimate which ones are "better" than the others. Windows (7, 8, 10) have the ...
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Can software keep my laptop from charging?

I have a Lenovo S540 with debian testing (stretch) set up. A couple of days ago I noticed that the battery is not charging even when it's plugged in. Of course this could be a broken power cord of ...
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dell inspiron 15R turbo

i have a inspiron 15R turbo model 7520.i ordered a new battery but the one i got is 60wh.the original battery is 48wh.i am facing some problems,the laptops shuts down without any warning ...
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Does the instant shutdown of the laptop affect the the components adversely? [duplicate]

Whenever I unplug my charger or when the power is out my laptop immediately shuts down. Does this immediate shutdown of the laptop affect the hardware and the OS in any adverse way if this happens ...
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How to save battery life for notebooks always connected to the AC grid

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-A-161 with a Li-ion battery. The removal of my Toshiba battery is quite complicated: it is necessary to open the case unscrewing 14 screws and remove the dvd unit. The ...
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Shutdown a linux computer depending on the battery level

Is there a way to shutdown a linux-based computer when the battery charge drops below a certain level? I have searched through the shutdown and poweroff manuals but found nothing relevant.
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Toshiba Laptop suddenly shuts down when on battery

I'd be grateful if someone coud help me. My Toshiba L845 laptop suddenly shuts down when on low battery. It doesn't hibernate in the usual way it did. It completly powers off, as if someone had pulled ...
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Samsung Series 5 NP510R5E-S01CA battery issue

I was using my laptop one day and it was plugged in but it suddenly stopped charging. It didn't say "Charger connected, not charging" or anything. It was like the cord wasn't even plugged in. I ...
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Run a program using NVIDIA dedicated GPU only when plugged into power

Under 3d Settings in NVIDIA's control panel, it allows me to choose whether specific programs always start using the integrated graphics on my CPU or the dedicated GTX 960M. Can I create a condition ...
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What can I do to make Windows 10 recognize the battery (again)?

I bought a used laptop (Acer Aspire V5-553G). Everything was fine until yesterday. Windows 10 Professional does not recognize the battery anymore. The Battery charges and functions normally ...
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Retrieve battery power level history in Windows 7

I recently bought a new battery for my Dell Inspiron 4050 running on Windows 7. It worked fine for 4 days. On the 4th day, I was using the laptop on battery power (80% charged) when it instantaneously ...
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Li-Ion laptop batteries are my batterries really bad?

My laptop battery was just at 93% capacity last time it was charged fully. I charged it fully again, and this time it only hits 87% ahhhhhh. This is nuts. I've had this battery for about a week. Is ...
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Brand new laptop li-ion battery has 74% capacity, should I return it? What can I do?

I've only had this battery for maybe three days. I think it might have hit 100% once... and it hasn't since. It's been dropping... 94%, then 92%, now 91%... I know that you're only supposed to charge ...
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Windows 7 fresh installation on laptop battery not charging issues [duplicate]

Hi wasn't sure if this was suited here, but seems to be a driver/OS issue rather than a hardware issue. My laptop has a charging indicator which is lit up on boot, about 30 seconds after boot the ...
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Brightness filters & battery

I have various screen filters on either pc or mobile that artificially lower brightness. I don't know if it just covers whole screen with semitransparent black layer("dimmer") or really adjustes the ...
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Could my screen flickering be because of a loose battery?

My laptop screen has been flickering on battery power for quite a while now. What it looks like is kind of like when you try record a screen with a camera (i.e. black flashing of the entire screen). ...
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Why does a radio station play through my speakers when the laptop runs on battery? [duplicate]

Every fortnight, on a schedule, I disconnect the charger from my laptop (which is largely stationary anyway) and let the battery run down. As soon as I disconnected the battery earlier today, I ...
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Laptop mouse power draw

I bought a mouse on amazon and one of the other customers was complaining about the mouse killing their battery incredibly fast so I tried to run the numbers and it doesn't seem to match my real world ...
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Laptop keeps killing hard drives, possibly caused by faulty battery

I have an ASUS X551M Notebook PC, running Ubuntu 14.04. It's about a year old right now. When I got it, it worked perfectly. However, a couple months in, the battery started losing lifespan. ...
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Very bizarre battery level behavior for Thinkpad T430s on openSUSE

Okay, so I've just bought a second-hand Thinkpad T430s from ebay. Everything looked fine, the computer's in good shape. After installing openSUSE, I decide to see how long the battery will last. I ...
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Laptop no longer works on battery power (HP G72)

I have an old hp laptop (2009?) that one day stopped working on battery power. I'm not sure if the problem is that the laptop will not charge the battery or if the laptop will not make use of the ...
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HP Windows-10 charging but not charging

Until today my battery was working correctly (without any problems). But now, system is saying that battery is charging, however, in truth is not charging. I've tried lots of things written in the ...
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Laptop emits pop sound and turns off [closed]

Today I was watching movie without power charger plugged on and suddenly something inside laptop emitted pop sound (like someone popped bubble). Then I collected some facts: Laptop was not turning ...
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Laptop charger turns off as soon as I plug it in to the laptop. Could it be a bad motherboard?

If I unplug the battery and attempt to power the laptop off just AC it works just fine, but as soon as I plug in the battery the charger turns off. I've tried two different batteries and three ...
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New 52Wh battery on Samsung NP540U3C

My battery on my 2.5 year old Samsung NP540U3C laptop is dying and I need a new one. I have been searching through the web trying to find an original one. And in order to find the excact one, I have ...
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Can I charge my laptop with this charger [duplicate]

I forgot my charger at home but really need to get my pc running. I have a charger from a friend of my my pc has an output of 19V / 7.1 A and the friends has 19V/ 4.3 A. I know that the charger might ...
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Im seeing high battery usage by the system under Windows 10

Recently my lap started to heat up. When on battery it's draining very fast. When I checked the task manager... the System and Compressed memory shows nearly 1.5G to 750 MB of memory usage. Never saw ...
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Laptop Battery compatibility

My Asus K46CB laptop battery is dead. I want to change it, the battery model is "Li-ion Battery Pack A41-K56","15.0 V" , "2950mAh" , "44Wh". But when I search in the internet using the same model ...
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Laptop graphics card performance issue after unplugging charger

I've a Dell laptop with a Geforce GT 650M graphics card. It's suffered from the same issue from new, though it took me ages to figure out the trigger (and I still don't have a 100% repro). After a ...
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What could be wrong with my laptop, which shuts down unexpectedly?

I've searched quite a few forums and questions on this website, but felt like none matched my exact problem. Simply said, my laptop shuts down without any notice. By 'shut down' in this question I ...