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Should I keep my laptop plugged in as much as possible?

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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How to disable a USB port in Windows (XP) and make it available only for charging?

How can I disable a USB port in Windows XP to make it available only for smart phone battery charging? I don’t want the users to be able to see the USB drive in My Computer, and the USB device ...
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How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%?

A chemist told me that a battery should be charged to and used between 30-70%, and its very bad for battery life to completely load or unload it. He uses a utility program that always keeps 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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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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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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Laptop Brightness dims when charger is unplugged(no solution)?

Hello yesterday i bought DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) win 8.1. And noticed that if charger is plugged on, screen becomes brighter, and after unplugging dimmer. Of course i tried adjust screen brightness, ...
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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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Will a mobile phone charge faster if plugged into a USB 3.0 port

Will a phone(or any device for that matter) charge faster if it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port compared to a USB 2.0 port? I know to assist charging you can turn features off(with flight mode) or ...
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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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Can a USB 2.0 cable support USB 3.0 charging?

I have some USB 3.0 ports on my motherboard which can deliver up to 900 mA of current I believe. If I plug in a USB 2.0 cable, I can still get up to 900 mA right? I have some devices that uses USB ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 not functioning properly while charging

While charging my laptop, the touchpad becomes very jumpy and sometimes does not even go in the direction moved. The computer itself also runs very erratically. While it does this, my computer ...
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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...
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How can I make my Samsung Series 9 laptop charge the battery to 100%?

I use a Samsung Series 9 laptop running Windows 7. I notice that when I connect my laptop to its charger, it charges the battery up to 80% and stops there. I believe this is to extend long-term ...
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How can I guess if a USB cable will power my devices?

I've had problems with one long (4 meter) USB Mini-B to USB Type-A cable not being able to boot a 2.5'' external hard disc due to not supplying enough current. On top of that, the cable used a Type-A ...
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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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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 turn off USB charge?

Is there a way to turn off USB charge completely? There is manager that allows me to set power-off charging only when the notebook is plugged in or even when it's on battery, but with a certain ...
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Why my laptop works best when charging is low

I have Lenovo B570 laptop with 2GB RAM, intel i3 processor and 500 GB hard disk having Windows 8.1. I have noticed that the performance in terms of how quickly the apps and windows open gets better ...
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Brand New MacBook Won't Charge

It's just not charging anymore. I cant reset the pram because it's dead and I don't want to remove the bottom in case it voids he warranty but I need it asap. Do you know if removing the bottom voids ...
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Macbook Pro 15-inch replacement battery

So I've finally got to the 300+ cycles with my MBP 2008's original battery. Apple is pretty much "on the money" too! I am at 79% Health and getting the Condition: Replace Soon warning. So I went out ...
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?

When your laptop's battery is 100% charged, should you leave it plugged in so any battery power doesn't get used, or will that cause overcharging, overheating, etc.? Should the laptop be unplugged ...
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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 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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changing charger port on laptop [closed]

Is it hard to change the charging port on my Acer laptop or do I have to take it to the repair shop? Is there any way to charge it without fixing that port? I only need to charge it long enough to ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 1545 - “plugged in, not charging”

A family member brought me their Dell Inspiron 1545 a few hours ago (I'm a software engineer so I know how to fix any and all computer issues, right??). They just bought a new battery for it that ...
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Can I charge a computer through its USB port?

Can I charge computers by inducing 5-volt into their USB connectors? Is this possible? I noticed that when my EeePC 900 is off but plugged in charger, there is power coming out of the USB port. Can ...
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Battery only charges when Laptop is off

My laptop only charges when it is off. If I try to charge it when it is on it says "plugged in, not charging". I just got it 3months ago and I've not changed its battery or charger. My Laptop is an Hp ...
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Is there a USB wall charger that “just works” with every device?

Background Almost every gadget today is charged over USB. It seems like a good idea since everyone has a computer with USB, but fumbling behind a computer and making sure that computer is on and does ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 - Charger problems?

My Acer Aspire 5532 laptop does not charge. I think it is a connectivity issue. It started when the laptop refused to charge unless the power cord/charger was jiggled into a set of random ...
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Can I use a charger with less Ampere than the original?

I have a Sony Vaio PCG 61212W laptop. Because I got it from India, I needed a Uk power cord. I therefore ordered a power cord which is 3A and 250 volts. But the one I have with me currently reads ...
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Is it safe to use any USB charger for charging any USB device?

I have an apple USB AC charger which is rated to provide 5V, 1A output and a Sony mp3 player NWZ B143F. I don't know the spec of Sony audio player. But I have another mp3 player from Transcend which ...
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Which power source(16A or 6A) should i use for my laptop charging having adaper input 2.5A & output 6.7A?

I'm using a Dell adapter: Input: 100-240V~2.5A(2,5A) 50-60Hz Output: 19.5V(19,5V)==6.7A(6,7A) I always connect it to 230V 50Hz 16A in my home and 6A in my office. Is it safe for my laptop? Please ...
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Can I charge USB devices from a powered hub that isn't connected to a PC?

This will probably sound familiar to most of you... In my home, we have a whole bunch of devices that can be charged via USB (two iPhones, a BlackBerry, an iPod Touch, etc ad nauseam). We also have a ...
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Is there a USB hub that can also function as a fully powered USB charger? [closed]

I have several gadgets and a nifty cord setup on my desk that ensures I don't have to connect/disconnect cables; the thing I would love to do would be to keep the gadgets connected overnight (or ...
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Can I charge my laptop using an External laptop charger?

How can I charge my Gateway laptop without using a computer? My battery cannot be charged onn the computer because the mother board is damaged.
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AC/battery laptop issues(not a simple charging fix)

Is it possible to run a laptop off the battery while the AC is plugged in? I can play games no problem while just the battery is plugged in, but obviously that means I have to let it charge after ...
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ASUS Tranformer 101G won't charge, but USB connection works

My ASUS TF101G tablet has suddenly stopped charging. If I plug it into the wall (dock+tablet), it won't charge. I tried plugging just the tablet into the wall, it won't charge. I tried just plugging ...
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0% available, Plugged in, not charging

I have been trying to fix it all morning. I did these so called "12 easy" steps, but it had no effect.... I also tried ATX resed, whatever that is. It was suggested in one of the answers in this site. ...
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(Dis)connect laptop to/from AC through software?

Contemporary laptop (lithium-ion) batteries come with a bevy of guidance on extending their lifespan. The usage advice is particularly frustrating. You’re not supposed to drain them below ~3%, but ...
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Is there a correct way to connect the AC charger to a laptop?

I want to know if there is a correct way attach the AC charger to charge a laptop's battery. Should I plug in the charger to the power source and then to the laptop? or... Should I plug in the ...
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Set specific USB ports to charge-only [duplicate]

On Windows, is there any way to make some USB ports to be charge-only? I do not want to alter the settings of the devices; I want to change the settings of the USB ports on Windows, so that any device ...
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Why was my laptop unable to turn on?

I suspended Ubuntu on my laptop, and then carried it in my backpack to another place. Then I found that the laptop was off instead of being suspended. I couldn't make it power on either, even with ...
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Can I charge my nexus 4 with a USB port meant for pendrive in my car using an FM transmitter accessory(it has a USB port for pendrive) [closed]

My point is Nexus 4 needs 2.2 Amp for charging properly however the unrated USB port on FM transmitter will not be providing that much current as it is meant for a pen drive. When I connect it to my ...
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Freezing a dead(ish) laptop battery

I have a Compaq CQ50-215CA laptop with a battery that does not properly hold charge. Vista's battery meter does not read the remaining charge left; the laptop will randomly shut down at ~60% and ...
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Is it safe to plug USB devices on 220v wall sockets?

I have an ipod touch and since then I've been charging it on the PC via USB. I just want to know if it is safe to use those wall socket chargers for USB devices? Is it different on every device, or is ...
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Laptop forgets that it's plugged in while gaming

I just recently received a new laptop a couple of days ago and I've noticed that, whenever I'm gaming, the laptop spontaneously forgets that it's plugged in. That is, even though just a minute ago it ...
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Replacing 11.1v 4400mah Gateway battery with 11.1v 6600mah

I have 2 Gateway T-1620 laptop computers. When the original 11.1v 4400mah batteries went soft I replaced them with 6600mah batteries to give longer off-line use. Both laptops will charge either ...