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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My laptop won't power on after an unexpected shutdown

I have an HP 6930 Elite book. I was just charging it in the afternoon yesterday while making a Word document on it and it suddenly got shutdown. No warning, no alert, no notification, just a sudden ...
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Acer strange battery dissassembly issue

last week I bought an Acer M5-481T ultraportable laptop. Everything was working fine with the laptop and battery until I decided to disassemble it to upgrade the hard drive, which was a few days after ...
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Acer Aspire Laptop won't charge in Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have an Acer Aspire 7750-6801 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. The issue is that it will only charge sometimes when plugged in. I thought it might be a hardware issue, so I tried ...
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Trackpad and battery on stop working at same time

Gateway E-475M G Windows 7 Professional SP1 Synaptics TouchPad 15.2.20.0 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery 6.1.7600.16385 It seems that when my battery stops working correctly, my ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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Laptop battery completely discharges while in the laptop, even when not in use

My Laptop Battery completely discharges while in the laptop, even when not in use. I fully charged the battery, removed it from the laptop, and kept it separate. After 3 days I checked it and it was ...
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What depth of discharge does 0% in a UPS correspond to?

When a UPS like an APC Smart-UPS shows 0% charge remaining, does it mean the deep-cycle batteries are completely discharged or that they're at 20%?
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Using Perl to communicate with Nut

I'm trying to communicate with my UPS that's managed using NUT. I want to read values from it like line voltage, battery charge, etc. I don't want to send it commands to shut it down. At first I was ...
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Can short circuiting kill a USB cable?

I have a power strip and four things were connected to it. My air filter, laptop, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and Motorola Droid 4. For the phone and the tablet, there are actually 2 components to the ...
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30% CPU usage when charger unplugged. When plugged in, cpu usage drops to 2%

I have checked by external debugger and it seems that batteryservice:update start runs 10 times per second. Other battery processes are running very often too, only with charger unplugged. It's brand ...
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Removing support for Lenovo's Battery Safeguard “feature”

Lenovo laptops now include a Battery Safeguard "feature" that disallows use of third-party batteries in models made after May 2012 or so. It appears this "feature" is provided by a Windows driver as ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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Battery life Samsung Series 7 with Linux (Mint, KDE)

I've been trying all the tricks I can find to reduce power usage on my Samsung series 7 (Ivy Bridge Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 8570M GPU) laptop (running Linux Mint Olivia, KDE version), but it all seems ...
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Trying to run computer off DC but monitor is always blank

I am trying to get a computer to run off a DC battery. The computer seems to start fine (the CPU fan spins and the hard drive whirs), but nothing displays on the monitor. It just stays blank, as if ...
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Solid State Battery vs Lithium (ion or polymer) Battery

Background: It's a hardware related question. I was suppose where should I ask this question, after reading http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/57998/hardware-questions-and-stack-exchange I am ...
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Line Interactive UPS battery maintenance

I am going to buy a Line Interactive UPS (around 600VA/360W with one 12V/7AH Lead Acid battery - probably PowerWalker VI 650 LCD, or Cyberpower Value 600ELCD, or any other...) for my PC needs, and ...
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CPU performance monitoring and diagnosis Maximum Frequency drop

Question: what might be the reason why the maximum frequency goes down to 49%, while this is not sufficient to run existing processes? (please note if I am wrong in interpreting that CPU usage is ...
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Can I prevent Windows 7 from restoring my brightess setting when the power state changes?

I have a question regarding Windows 7. I have set different values for the screen brightness when on battery and when on AC power (in the power plan settings). If I manually change the brightness of ...
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Windows should display warning when on battery

I have purchased my first laptop recently. But, the problem is many times I forgot to connect it to power supply. Due, to which all of my battery get exhausted and I get warning when it is only 10% ...
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How can I confirm my new notebook battery is genuine?

I have just purchased a replacement for HP DV6 Pavilion laptop battery from a local store in my country. I am not sure that the battery is genuine. How can I check and confirm that the battery is ...
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How do I change power settings on my laptop to hear audio while running on battery?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with Windows 7. I can hear sound when my laptop is powered up on AC power. While on battery power I can not hear streaming media, such as YouTube. I was informed that I ...
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Dell XPS M1330 BIOS upgrade adversely affects battery behavior

I upgraded from A11 to A15 using the executable M1330A15 (via DOS) and was successful. Before the upgrade, I left the laptop alone for several months. The battery showed 4 out of 5 pips when ...
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Procedure To Operate Gateway M-6848 On Mains Only Without Battery Installed

Gateway support told me I could do this but since my system (Gateway model M-6848 running Vista Home Premium) is no longer under warranty (or it's some kind of state secret), they won't inform me of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How should i use my new lenovo laptop(power supply)

I usually keep it at home. Is it alright to use it plugged in? I don't want to mess up the battery. I love how smooth the laptop runs plugged in and i dont want to strain the battery by changing ...
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Replaced battery on laptop, charger burnt out

I replaced my laptop s battery (laptop is 4 years old and I used it ALOT) and let it go empty. Then I used the charger, but now that one burnt out. (Not really flames, but burnt indeed). I can t find ...
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Thinkpad E420S powers on but doesn't boot for 15-20 minutes

What exactly is happening is: I shutdown/hibernate the laptop after using the day before and go to sleep The next day when I turn on the laptop - the thinkpad 'i' lights up (stays up) and the fan ...
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Vaio VPCSA Battery Not Detected

Out of nowhere my Vaio VPCSA stopped detecting the battery. My battery was working fine. I was getting a couple hours of streaming video on just the battery. Then last night, while on AC, the battery ...
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Archlinux - Battery detected only on AC plug/unplug

I use Archlinux on a new Dell Inspiron 14. I need to plug/unplug the power cord to have the battery detected. For instance, now, the battery icon tells me that no battery is connected and $ ls ...
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How to optimize battery lifespan of Lenovo Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop, and before I boot it for the first time, I want to make sure to know the exact proper care to ensure the best optimization of the battery's (4 cell 48 ...