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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What would cause a Dell Latitude d630 laptop battery to fail to charge?

I recently purchased a Dell latitude D630 from an acquaintance. It came without a battery, but I bought one from Amazon to replace the missing one. However, the battery refuses to charge. I cleaned ...
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Battery detected but not charging (remains 0%)

I've recently bought a new, 6600 mAh battery for my Acer Aspire One Netbook (AOA110, ZG5 Model) that refuses to charge. My adapter will charge the old battery (although it only lasts 10 minutes), so ...
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Screen flashing when certain programs are focused

My laptop screen is sometime flashing when it is battery powered. While I can live with it, what puzzles me is that it flashes under certain conditions (and not always): When on battery and Firefox ...
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My PC think it runs on battery, can not install Windows [on hold]

So i have a new PC, a tiny one with every hardware soldered onto it, so i can not remove HDD etc. It is not possible to install from boot, it is not supported..... Tried to Install Windows 7 within ...
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How to identify a good battery for MacBook Air? [on hold]

My MacBook Air (Core i7" 1.8 13" Mid-2011) needs a new battery. At various forums you read to make sure to buy a high quality battery, but looking around on the web, it's not clear how to identify ...
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Is it a case of battery replacement or general system fault in Eaton UPS?

We have an old Eaton UPS 5130 with old battery(ies) of 4-5 yrs which has not been replaced yet. Both Load Not Protected and Downgraded Operator Indicators are on. Load Level Indicators is light 1 out ...
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“No Battery is Detected” but battery works

The Question: How do I get my battery to be detected again? My system is dual boot Windows/Linux. On Linux, for a while, the system claimed that the battery was always at 15%. Now, it says there's ...
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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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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Can I run a computer using DC power?

I always thought that using a conventional UPS with a PC is highly inefficient. Power goes from AC -> DC -> AC in UPS and then AC -> DC in PC SMPS. Since PC works only with DC (12, 5 and 3 volts) It ...
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Dell AC adaptor flickering green light and won't charge laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and recently the charger blinks the green LED and wont charge the laptop. After a while however the laptop charges, and then this may occur again after a couple of hours, ...
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Only allow laptop to charge battery to 95%?

My laptop makes a very loud noise (coming from some CPU idles state / power saving mode). This is a well recognized problem, and people on the internet seem to have not found a solution yet. The ...
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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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Poor Keyboard battery life solved? [closed]

Several months ago my wireless keyboard and mouse on imac snowleopard started to drain in a very short time. (week or two) None of the bulletin boards had the answer. My question was, what changed ...
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Battery care program in java [closed]

I am looking forward in creating a battery care program for linux like in windows. I need to know : 1) What all will be required to make this program. 2) What all API's in linux will I be needing. ...
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Xbox 360 controller on PC only indentified with the play and charge

I have a different problem than most with my XBOX 360 Wireless controller on the PC. I have the a wireless receptor connector and the Play and Charge kit. IT is an original Microsoft 360 controller. ...
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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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Satellite L745 Battery - Plugged In but not charging

When the adapter is plugged in to charge the battery, battery status show as Plugged in, not charging. When battery is plug to the laptop, can't turn on the laptop. I have to unplug the batter and ...
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Laptop battery won't charge after virus

My laptop got a virus and after removing it, the laptop batteries no longer charge. I tried reinstalling the drivers in the device manager for Battery→ “Microsoft AC adaptor” and →“ACPI ...
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Hp primary internal battery error 601 at boot

I was using ubuntu 12.04 and a file transfer was going on when i saw the battery applet was showing 1 min remaining. I immediately shut down the laptop and when i plugged it after some time, from that ...
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Does charging a Li-ion battery smart phone through a computer's USB port put additional strain on the battery vs a wall charger?

I was curious about this. I read that you should generally avoid completely discharging and then full charging your Li-ion battery because this can strain the battery (though some suggested doing this ...
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How do I tell my Laptop that you're charging?

I own a Vaio laptop (Model Number: SVF15218SGB) which runs Ubuntu 14.04. It has a LED indicator which when plugged in, should turn on and well also inside the OS, the battery icon should show that ...
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Warning when battery is fully charged

I would like to get an alert (with sound) when my laptop battery is fully charged. How can I do that?
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Prevent Notebook from resuming from Standby while on Battery

A recurring problem I see with notebooks is having them resume from standby or hibernation while on battery. This can be caused by a wide range of possible reasons, ranging from network activity over ...
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Battery on Toshiba Satellite L875D won't keep a charge

My Toshiba Satellite L875D wouldn't stay charged when not plugged into power outlet. I figured installing a new battery would solve the problem, but unfortunately it didn't. I went to the Toshiba ...
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What is the function/purpose of the pinhole on the battery of a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook?

Some background (not entirely relevent to main question): I can't find my specific model of laptop online but it has all the same specs as this excluding the touchscreen: http://bit.ly/18netZQ It's a ...
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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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Charging Android phone battery [closed]

I usually connect my Android phone to my laptop with USB and leave it even after fully charged. Is it OK or harmful ? Will it reduce my battery lifetime ?
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How can I select a good UPS for network hardware?

After a recent power outage I realized that while all our main computers are laptops with battery power, the WiFi and modem are not. Cable service to the area continued working fine, but without ...
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Dell laptop battery is dead. Computer appears to not be charging

Last night my computer was working fine. Low battery, so I plugged in it. A little bit of charge before I unplugged it and left it for the night. I thought there should have been a bit of battery ...
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Gaming on laptop with charger in

As Im sure most already know, gaming laptops don't tend to have long battery lives. To circumvent that, I'd just assume that I could game on the laptop while the charger's plugged in. However, my ...
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CMOS battery issue

The 5+ year old CMOS battery in my PC died and the BIOS lost it's settings. I replaced the battery but the same problem persists. As soon as I plug the PC into the power outlet, I get 4 beeps ...
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Should I keep my laptop plugged in as much as possible? [duplicate]

I know there's already some feeds on this but I just can't get one straight answer. Everybody says different things. I have an Asus laptop with a Lithium-polymer. I do game a lot so what's your ...
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Windows Tablet data and power from one USB

My Windows tablet has one mini USB port which is used for charging the tablet's battery as well as for data transfer but because there is only the one USB port it won't let me do both at the same ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at decent frame rates. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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HP 6910p battery charging very slowly

My laptop battery charge rate is very slow. It charges between 50% - 100% in almost 4, 5 hours. It's running normal on AC adapter without any problem but running very slow on battery mode. So can one ...
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Is leaving a laptop plugged in all the time bad for the battery? [duplicate]

Or should I let it go down the 15% or so and then plug in the adapter? For reference: http://superuser.com/a/855852/255933 I don't have the ability to add comments.
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB is crashing because of battery overcharge?

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB Notebook with an AMD-E1 2500 APU, AMD Radeon HD8240 graphics and 2 GB Ram. On the Notebook is Windows 8.1 installed with all updates and all drivers are updated. ...
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Keeping laptop plugged in vs cycle count

I heard that it's bad to keep your battery fully charged all the time. It's best to keep it between 20% and 80%. On the other hand, cycle count degrades battery over time. So, which of these is ...
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Laptop halts on not yet low battery

Two years old samsung laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit halts without notice or taking low battery action. I realized that it happens when it shows some 55% battery limit. It dies suddenly and ...
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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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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 ...