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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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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Force-reset laptop battery statistics

On my Acer Aspire S3 laptop-of-almost-3-years BatteryInfoView says that the battery's capacity is at roughly 35%. So, whereas once it would hold for 4,5 hours, now it's down to 1:45 at best. However, ...
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My lenovo b5400 shut downs when I unplug it from the mains [duplicate]

My laptop is shutting down immediately, when I remove the power cord. It's only charging until 53% when plugged in, then not charging further.
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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
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Battery life up to 8 hours for 4-cell and 8-cell?

I would like to buy a thinkpad yoga, but I am not sure how to estimate the battery life since each website post different type of batteries for the thinkpad yoga and all of them say the battery life ...
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How to get rid of “Consider replacing your battery” warning in Windows 7 power settings

When I turned on my laptop (Acer Aspire S3-951) today, I saw the following message under the power icon. I know that my battery is 61% degraded, but how do I get rid of the extra text that says my ...
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My MacBook Pro 13 inch keeps shutting down when battery is fully charged

This is the crash report I got after it shut down: 10/14/14 8:30:54.177 PM MDCrashReportTool[320]: 320:2662400|CrashReportCopierAFC.m:-[CrashReportCopierAFC ...
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Battery drained after a few hours of charging

I seem to have a serious issue. I still have the 'visual indication not moving up after a few ticks' battery charging icon issue. But there is another problem which is way more critical. I can not ...
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Make Windows 7 hibernate when unplugging charger

I have a laptop where the battery has reached a state of being pretty much useless. Neither Windows 7 nor Ubuntu 14.04 is able to correctly estimate the actual power percentages or lifetime of the ...
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Will my battery be safe? [duplicate]

Recently I took my laptop to a repair shop for fixing its dead batteries. And I was surprised when the techman told me that if I used my laptop with the charger connected when the battery if fully ...
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HP laptop boot on 2 or more trials

I have a Compaq(HP) laptop. I connect it directly to the main power source without the battery, since my battery does not hold charge. I notice that on switching on the power button, the laptop starts ...
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How can i ensure if my ipod is enabled for disk usage.If enabled i want to disable it.?

How to check if the ipod is enabled for disk usage and if enabled how to disable it in the itunes 11.4. I have tried the itunes support but the details given on it are of the outdated version of ...
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battery charging icon issue

I have come across a problem today which hasn't occurred before. The adapter was plugged in but it wasn't on the percentage as I wanted to be at. So I removed the adapter for a while and then ...
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new battery for my toshiba laptop, rechargable Li-ion Battery Pack

The instructions that came with the battery say to discharge battery to 2% then charge fully to 100%, how do I discharge the battery?
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how to show battery percentage on gnu screen hardstatus line

I currently have this as my hardstatus last line on gnu-screen the ~/.screenrc entry is as follows (just incase someone want something similar) hardstatus alwayslastline '%{= g}[ %{G}%H %{g}][%= ...
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Accidentally got a little bit of water in uninterruptible power supply outlet; just let it dry, or trash it?

So, I had some water in my home office, I know that wasn't very responsible, but let's not point any fingers here. Long story short, a bit of water ended up spritzed onto some of the actual plugs of ...
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USB External Battery Packs for devices other than Phones/Tablets

I'm trying to build a wireless/mobile monitor. The monitor will be included in a wheeled cart, so I have some storage very limited storage available in the cavity behind the monitor, but not much. The ...
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Is “Energizer A23 Battery” as a rechargeable battery? [closed]

I need to buy an A23 rechargeable battery. When I tried to search it on Amazon, there was no option to select a rechargeable property! But I found an expensive A23 Battery called a "Energizer A23 ...
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Source for a battery charger cord plugging directly into the battery, not the laptop

I am buying a new battery for an old and retired Gateway W340UA so my son can have a laptop for 5th grade. The school's BYOT rules state that they cannot charge at the school. To eliminate wear and ...
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Buying the correct battery

Looking at getting a new battery for an HP elitebook 2560p. However, there are many 9cell batteries running different mAh from 6600mAh to 9000mAh. Is there a big enough benefit in buying a 9000mAh ...
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Is there a free tool to measure idle wakeups on Windows?

I'm looking for something like PowerTOP on Linux or the energy tab of the OSX Activity monitor that will give me a count of idle wakeups on Windows.
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Can a new battery go bad if unused

My old 2008 macbook's power adapter died recently and since I was not sure if the problem was it or the battery, I ordered a new generic battery as well just to speed things up. After I received my ...
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Should I keep my notebook connected to the AC adapter all the time or “excercise” the battery

I have bought Delll 7537. I want to keep the battery in the good shape. I have not found clear answer how should I treat the battery. Most of the time I use ma notebook indoors(I very rarely take it ...
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Am I ruining my laptop battery? [duplicate]

I have a brand new Asus ux303ln. The laptop is fine but I use it mostly for work. That is: le laptop is continuosly plugged in, on charge. I am worried whether this can reduce the life of my battery ...
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Risks of using a laptop on battery after battery replace warning

I am using a Dell Inspiron 5010 (Windows 7 Home Edition), which is 44 months old. About 2 months back, the laptop gave me a battery replacement warning. The LED which turned white when charging, ...
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laptop not charging while laptop is on

I have a toshiba laptop, while is off and charger is plugged in, it charges normally and battery led showing orange normally, while charger is plugged in and laptop is on power led is off, it doesnt ...
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Why does Chrome have so many 'Not Responding ' processes on OS X?

I'm running OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and I noticed that ever since I switched to Google Chrome from Safari, the battery of my MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch (early 2013) has reduced ...
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What are the consequences of using a smaller power brick on a laptop? [duplicate]

I have found many similar questions, but no one fully satisfying. Please correct me if wrong, but from what I understand the Voltage of the power supply should match closely the specs, while the ...
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Laptop battery won't charge past 68% after dc jack replacement?

Sony Vaio FW41E laptop / Vista I experienced charging problems when the prongs on the original dc jack loosened. I have replaced the dc jack and cable, making sure I ordered a compatible part. ...
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How the PC boots even after the CMOS battery failure?

Whenever I do switch on, my pc boots straightaway. It doesnt wait for me to press the Power button. When I plug the cable and power on, computer also automatically gets powered. So I replaced the CMOS ...
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Rapid increase of battery wear level in Acer V3-571G - more than twice in two weeks

I use HWINFO64 to get information about notebook's components. There is information about battery wear level. It is a percent of battery capacity which have been lost: batteryWear = 100% - ...
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Battery charge management - lenovo

I have a Lenovo Ideapad P500 with Linux Mint installed. For some reason the battery only charges up to 59% and then it stops. I've seen similar problems solved for Windows, but not for Linux Mint. Is ...
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Lenovo W510 randomly shuts down, won't boot

Today I went to turn on my Lenovo w510 and it wouldn't stay on long enough to boot. I tried it plugged into AC power (with and without the battery) and on battery power alone. All attempts yielded the ...
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Battery 100% still charging

I have a Acer AspireV3-772G running Windowws 8.1. My battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no difference. Also I have bought a new battery, ...
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System does not shut down in charging mode

I kept my laptop for charging for a long time and after that when I try to shut down with the power adapter on, it keeps restarting. It shutsdown and wakes up immediately. This is not the same thing ...
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Dell inspiron n4010 battery won't charge

I'm having a dell inspiron n4010 laptop. The battery was getting weak day by day and one day I used the battery to full of its capacity. From next day on wards the laptop won't power up with the ...
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battery status light flashing orange, what is it?

The battery status light on my Studio XPS is blinking. 1 white, 4 orange. What is the problem and how can I fix it or stop it? The battery can only run for about 10 minutes without the AC adapter. I ...
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plugged in, not charging

My acer aspire r7 won't charge and it states "plugged in, not charging." Looks like this is a fairly common problem people are having. I have tried many suggested solutions that I I found ...
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Force Windows 7 to think it is running on Adapter Power and not battery

Anyone know how to make a Windows 7 Laptop think it is running on AC Adapter power? This laptop (HP G62 series) has a usable battery which holds charge but it has a not-official power adapter which I ...
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Issue with Toshiba Satellite C50 A-1JM

I am having some odd problems with my Toshiba laptop. For the last two days, it has not loaded past the boot screen for hours, if at all. When I force the laptop off and switch it back on, it goes to ...
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HP 620 - Every battery needs replaced?

I have got a HP 620 Laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Recently I've noticed my battery says it needs replaced when it was not charging. The only problem is that I have now changed the ...
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Battery Spikes in New Laptop

I just bought a new laptop and but it seems like there is a problem with it when it charges. When I plug it in , it charges up to 100, but when I unplug it after it has charged it immediately drops to ...
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Does running a laptop without the battery cause it to consume more power?

If I am using a laptop without battery and running it on direct charging, does it consume more power or same as with battery?
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HP Elitebook 8530p's CPU Increases to 100% when Plugged In

I apologize if this post is too long or doesn't describe the issue properly. I have absolutely no idea why it is doing this, apparently it is a problem with HP computers or a particular strand of them ...
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HP Battery Alert error 601

It's an "internal" battery error that my HP laptop has been recently getting in different forms, with a forced restart. I was wondering whether the primary/internal battery means the big one I can ...
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UPS battery replacement

For the UPS model Niky 900 by Daker, I'd like to replace the original CBS HR1234W F2 battery with something I can buy on amazon.it, e.g. FIAMM models: could you suggest what are the relevant ...
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just bought universal power supply, how adapt it to my laptop

i just bought an universal power charger but does not adapt to the right voltage. The original charger is 19.5 v and 6.15 a, and the charger i bought is 12/15/16/18/19/20/24 v and 4.5 a. What should i ...
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Is MicroUSB powerful enough to charge MiniUSB devices?

I have a few MiniUSB devices, living in a very MicroUSB-dominated world. It would be much more convenient for me to leave a MicroUSB charger plugged in all the time, and just throw on an adapter when ...
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Battery & Fan issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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Battery indicator not updating in Windows on Macbook Air 13'' (early 2014)

I have just bought my new MacBook Air from early 2014 and I have noticed a problem after installing windows by using boot camp. The battery doesn't show how much time I have got left, and the battery ...