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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How can I go about powering a laptop directly through the charger?

A while ago I thought I fried the motherboard of an old Dell E1705 laptop, and I am now realizing that may not be the case. This laptop, when the power button is hit and the battery has just been put ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Uninstall fake-hwclock leaves files behind

My machine arrived without a CMOS battery so I installed fake-hwclock to attempt to at least have reasonable and increasing times. I've installed the CMOS battery and attempted to remove fake-hwclock ...
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Reset laptop battery data or interface battery chip?

My battery consists of 5 parallel strings of 2 cells in series. One conductor broke and therefore the measured capacity of the battery decreased dramatically, so that the capacity meter went down a ...
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Laptop battery says plugged in, not charging

My laptop's battery tray icon sometimes says "plugged in, not charging". How do I make the battery start charging again? Lenovo X230, 6-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit. This question says that ...
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For better battery backup whether we have to start charge the laptop when battery about to drain? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a laptop ,I have get suggestions from so many people that we should start charging laptop when battery is about to drain and the reason I am getting is battery will last for ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Toshiba laptop won't boot with third-party laptop battery?

I recently purchased a new third-party battery for my Toshiba M700 tablet/laptop. The battery fits fine and the tablet detects and charges it, but when I try to boot up all I get is the Toshiba logo ...
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Strange issue with electrical outages and charging my Asus Eee PC

I have an Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Eee_PC_1000H/ Every now and then, during a storm or so, the electricity in my house will flicker and I'll get a power ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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How to measure how long it take's for a laptop's battery to charge

I have the following scenario: I am testing several laptops with Windows 8.1 installed. One of the tests is to measure how much the battery lasts. For this task I use benchmarks like PeaceKeeper or ...
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Using iPod as a Mobile Battery Charger [closed]

Is there anyway to make my (3rd gen i believe?) iPod touch output power? Preferably by a vanilla app, jailbreak, or another method that doesn't require tearing it apart. It current is sitting in my ...
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How long does it take for a new laptop battery to get charged? [closed]

I just bought a new 6 cell Lenovo battery for my Ideapad. But it doesn't seem to get chraged. It's been an hour but there is no change in charge percentage. Is it normal for a new battery. At first I ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31E + Windows 8 => Random shutdown on unplug

The computer used to work fine with Windows 7. After upgrade to Windows 8, if the computer has been started plugged in, it shuts down randomly, and frequently, when unplugged. If it has been started ...
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My laptop battery discharged in sleep mode?

My laptop computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 touch screen laptop computer. Its specs are as follows: Intel i5-4200u Quad-Core Processor Intel HD 4400 Integrated Graphics 500GB hard ...
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Can I use a charger with more output amperage than the device needs?

I've just bought a portable battery, but the portable battery don't comes with an adapter for the house current; it only comes with a USB cable so I can charge it with my laptop. My mobile phone came ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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Laptop ignores critical battery action

I am having an interesting problem with my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex14 laptop. To give a brief of setup: I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-bit on Intel Core-i5 4200U with Intel's built-in GPU. My ...
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External batteries and maximum output (Multiple devices)

I'm about to buy an external battery with this output specs: AC 230V/ 50Hz. 65Watt (max 85 Watt). It would be similar to this one; picture below for reference: I’m used to see amperage ...
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Laptop battery charge management software

I work on a HP laptop plugged in most of the time, and after few months the battery went off-duty. Of course, I could remove the battery each time the laptop is plugged and place it each time I must ...
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Windows 8 changes screen brightness between profiles

When switching between power profiles in windows 8, the screen brightness changes to the profiles last brightness setting. I often switch between balanced and high performance profiles. This changes ...
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Should my HP Pavilion dv6000 operate w/o battery pack while using electrical plug-in? Mine won't

While using my computer, it shut down, and I cannot get it to turn back on. I have tried removing the battery to see if the computer would work without it, but it did not. The light is on where the ...
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Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?

I'm using a 2 year old 15" AMD laptop running Windows 8, and its battery life is not as long as the brand new ultrabooks for sure. In the place I'm currently working I don't have access to a power ...
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acer aspire z5600 erratic screen issue

Can;t select time zone; screen drop panel will not go to the bottom; can't select time zone; whatever I would select when successful is ignored; in troubleshooting, decided it could be my cmos ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Battery will not charge

I recently bought a new battery that is compatible with the laptop. It ran off the battery just fine initially and then after draining the battery for the second time in order to break-in the battery, ...
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Replace laptop cable with NiMH batteries

I wanted to use my laptop for way longer than the time I could do with the internal battery alone, so I went ahead and bought 16 batteries (NiMH 2600mAh), connected them in a series to reach the 19V ...
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Laptop's power supply discharges the battery 10-20 seconds after unpluging from wall

Everyday after turning off the laptop (not before) I'm unplugging the power supply only from the wall, not from both wall and laptop. But it started to discharge the battery. After unplugging the ...
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Is safe to switch battery while laptop is on and plugged?

I want to know if is safe to switch my laptop battery while I'm using the laptop, with the AC charger connected. Will the laptop shut down? Will the battery be damaged? Thank you
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My Toshiba Satellite c850 won't display screen

Before this happened, I had some occurrences where my laptop's screen turned off out of no reason. Everything was still on (the sound, tasks in thr computer, fan, etc. was working). I tried closing ...
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Why does my Samsung laptop computer think it is unplugged?

Samsung laptop, purchased new in 2012. Windows 7 64-bit. 8GB RAM. Model NP300V5A. I woke up one morning and woke the laptop. I had left it plugged in to the wall the night before. When it woke, it ...
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All indicators start blinking when I plug in my Lenovo laptop

I have a Lenovo S400. Recently, this weird behavior started. When I plug it in, all the indicators, power LED, charging LED (blinks red) and power button start blinking together. It seems like a ...
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Does an SDD use less power than a platter/regular drive? [duplicate]

The answer to this question seems obvious to me but I'm asking it in case I've missed something. I have a laptop with a small SSD drive and a large regular/platter drive. I keep a collection of ...
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Toshiba Laptop doesn't charge whilst the laptop is in use

I have a Toshiba laptop that charges while it is off - it charges normally, the battery LED shows orange (charging) as per normal. However when the charger is plugged in and laptop is on, the power ...
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Toshiba Satellite battery indicator saying “plugged in, not charging”

My Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista is a couple years old. The battery lately is completely shot. Even after charging for a long time, it barely lasts five minutes when you unplug it. I'm assuming ...
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Toshiba Satellite plugged in not charging

I have a Toshiba Satellite that has vista installed on it. It's 3 years old and the battery lately hasn't been working very well. Recently though, I've had a problem of the battery indicator saying ...
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MacBook (SSD + FileVault) doesn't restore after battery depletion

Setup: I have a MacBook Pro 15", mid 2009, 3.06GHz. The DVD drive has been replaced with a SAMSUNG SSD (830 series), 128GB, the battery has been replaced once with an original one. RAM was upgraded to ...
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Acer Aspire One Battery Won't Charge

My Acer Aspire One D255 battery won't charge. I bought a new battery and that wasn't the problem. The battery light on the conputer won't light up either. Does anyone know what the problem could ...
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Where is the file that notifies you when you have low battery?

Does anyone know where the file is located that displays the low battery warning on Windows 8? I've searched the entire system32 folder but I can't find it there, maybe it's part of another program? ...
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Get maximum use of laptop battery [duplicate]

I just bought a Li-ion battery for my dell laptop So here are my questions: How to charge it for the first time ?(I mean leave it for 8 hours and repeat this step 3 times or what ?) Can I plug it ...
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Laptop Battery Technology

My laptop battery has finally taken the plunge and I'm looking online for a new one. However I'm getting lost in all of the specs of the batteries that are out there. I'm looking to gain a better ...
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Apple wireless keyboard/mouse with 1.2V NiMH batteries

I have just invested in a set of 2460mAh rechargeable NiMH AA batteries for my Apple wireless mouse and keyboard - I felt a little guilty dumping the non-rechargeables in the bin. However, I notice ...
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A small red cross flashing next to the battery icon

I replaced my laptop (HP 6735s, Windows Vista) battery about 3 months ago due to its poor performance (it was running out after about 20 minutes). The new battery (some cheap one off eBay) that I ...
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Can a power bank work as a laptop battery alternative?

So here's the thing. My laptops battery is almost dead and I'm planning to buy a new one. The problem is that where I live, the power shortage is a very normal issue. I have a 15 inch basic laptop. ...
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MacBook Pro: Should I put my battery out?

I'm quite new to Mac and OSX. I have my MacBook Pro now for about 4 month and I know there are a lot of battery-related questions around. I just noticed that after 4 month I have the following battery ...
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How can I test my new laptop battery without special equipment?

I just bought a new battery for my Acer AO756 laptop. I couldn't find any high-capacity ones produced by my laptop's vendor, so I bought a product made by GreenCell. It doesn't seem to charge past 94% ...
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Safe to charge USB devices while doing other power-consuming tasks?

I just recently got an iPod, and I completely forgot that without an adapter you have to hook it up to your computer by USB port to charge it, sync, etc. I currently have it plugged into the front USB ...
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Change power plan in Windows after power failure (on notebook)

I have Windows 8.1 and would like to have my notebook automatically change the power plan to a different one when loss of AC is detected. How can I do this? Reason is because I have a pretty power ...
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Is it normal for a battery to discharge when the computer is off?

My wife has a Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop. It's running Win8 off of a fresh install from the DVD. I've set it to hibernate fairly aggressively in an attempt to conserve standby battery life, but ...
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AC not working properly

Yesterday evening i used my laptop without any issue, this morning i went to work and i have noticed that the AC charger is not working properly. This is the behavior: If i connect the laptop to ...
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Toshiba Satellite C50 A-1JM won't boot with battery plugged in

I am having some odd problems with my Toshiba Satellite C50 A-1JM 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 ...