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107 views

Lenovo laptop: Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being used? [duplicate]

Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being use? Or is it ok to keep the power plugged in with full charged battery while the laptop is in use? Can this shorten battery's lifespan?
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1answer
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Is it worth replacing a laptop battery? [closed]

I have a Toshiba Satellite U300 from around 2007. It works fine but the battery is dead so I have to plug it in everywhere. I can get a replacement battery for around $100. What sort of battery life ...
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1answer
52 views

Power4gear purpose and value

Asus laptops have Power4Gear app installed. Beside usual "custom" settings like when screen dims, laptops goes to sleep etc, does it have any other purpose or value? For example, does this software ...
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1answer
31 views

Computer doesnt charge and harddrive fail after spilling fluids

I spilled tea under my laptop (Dell 7520 15R) yesterday, water got on my rams, hard drive and battery. Computer shut down immediately. I cleaned everything, assembled it and it works fine, except that ...
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0answers
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Is there a way to tell a laptop not to use the battery, besides removing it?

Is there a way to tell a laptop not to use the battery, besides removing the battery physically? I mostly use the laptop as a desktop, but sometimes may need to take it into anothewr room.
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4answers
155 views

Does battery life decreases when plugged in or overcharged? [duplicate]

My laptop is always plugged in when it is switched off and i many times forget to remove the charger.
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2answers
362 views

Run laptop off AC power without charging battery

It's true that keeping lithium batteries fully charged degrades them quicker than at half charge (PDF). I bring my laptop with me in the day, but run it on the charger in the evenings. Besides ...
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1answer
74 views

How to accurately determine the remaining time of your laptop battery

I have a big issue with the estimated battery life of my laptop Though it states that i have an estimated 2hrs 23min battery life before the battery runs out , it normally lasts me only 0.7 hrs to ...
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1answer
88 views

New laptop battery charging only until 37% and keeping alive after reaching 0%

I just bought a new battery for my laptop (Sony VAIO). When I plugged it the first time it was 66% charged. I use it until I reached 5% and after that I started charging it. It just got charged until ...
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0answers
16 views

How best to prolong lifespan of laptop battery? [duplicate]

Is it best to run the laptop on continuous power adapter (plug in) supply OR on battery? I hear overcharging laptop battery will decrease its lifespan, on the other hand, recharging the battery also ...
0
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1answer
83 views

What consumes laptop battery when it is turned off?

My Toshiba laptop consumes battery while it is off. At night I usually turn it off and unplug the power supply. I noticed that when I turn it on again the battery is no longer full but around 90%. ...
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0answers
67 views

Fedora 19 heats up my laptop

I am having a DELL inspiron N5010 with 1GB ATI Radeon 550v Graphics card, 6 GB RAM and i5 2.4 GHz processor, I am running dual operating systems on this laptop while running windows 7 my laptop hardly ...
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0answers
550 views

It seems Windows 8.1 killed my two T60 laptop batteries

Upgraded Windows 7 to Win8 earlier this year, and last week upgraded to Windows 8.1. (Lenovo T60) Had no problem with battery usage when on Win7 nor Win8. After about a week of Win8.1 on my system, ...
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3answers
97 views

Fixing poor battery life on Windows laptop

I am a college student and I use my laptop in lectures to take notes or (in the event of a boring lecture) work on assignments for other classes. With only vim and a web browser open, I still only get ...
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1answer
58 views

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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1answer
84 views

Laptops and batteries left plugged in

What kind of batteries can be left plugged in and not suffer any side effects such as less battery life or exploding? I was told some laptops and even some apples can be left plugged in continuous ...
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1answer
82 views

unplug the laptop battery when the laptop is working [duplicate]

I usually plug the charger to my laptop, whiles my battery is plugged in. After a while, when my battery became fully charged I remove it from laptop, while the laptop is still working. Now I want ...
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1answer
2k views

Are there any Linux distros that are specially made for laptops? [closed]

I have tried and tested Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch Linux and Windows. Recently I have come across Open SUSE. I was wondering what are some Linux distros that are specially designed for laptops. I am ...
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0answers
16 views

BAD: Using laptop with battery while plugging to mains? [duplicate]

I mean, is it really true? Using a laptop while it is plugged in will lessen the life span of the battery? I'm talking about Li-ion batteries which dominates the newer laptops. I used to plugged it ...
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1answer
76 views

Laptop battery discharge jump/non-linear - replace?

I have a 3yr old laptop, Acer 1810T olympic edition. Battery parameters, as written on the battery itself: 11.1V, 5.27Ah, 5600mAh, 63Wh. What's been happening lately is that it goes normally down to ...
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1answer
155 views

Laptop getting shutdown / run by battery after 10 minutes

Laptop is getting shut down after 10 minutes while it's run without battery - but with battery as well as plugged in it runs first 10 minutes by power then automatically runs by battery until the ...
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2answers
2k views

Laptop battery software to disable charging AND battery usage

I'm going to buy a Microsoft Surface notebook that does not have the capability to easily remove the battery. I'm also going to be near a powerpoint for around 90% of my usage of this notebook. To ...
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1answer
109 views

Put and remove laptop battry while working

When I work on my laptop I remove the battery and work on AC power, but some times I want to move the the lap while its on I was think of putting the battery then remove the AC power, and when come ...
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0answers
3k views

Can a faulty battery cause my laptop to shutdown even on AC line? (battery installed AND plugged in together)

until recently I experience something rather annoying (and troublesome) with my laptop: it spontaneously shuts down itself without any warning, and restart right after that. No blue screen, no hanging ...
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1answer
98 views

How is battery charge reported to the operating system?

This feels like a stack exchange EE question, but it seems like it belongs here instead. How is the charge of a notebook computer's battery reported to the operating system? Since all laptop ...
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1answer
181 views

My laptop's battery is 46% worn - what can I do?

I've got an Asus Eee 1005PE "netbook" laptop with a 6-cell battery. The usage pattern has always been to let it drain down to 10-40% capacity and then let it recharge during the night. I realize ...
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2answers
2k views

Battery plugged in, not charging

This is a new battery and this gives the problem of Plugged In, Not Charging for the past two days. I have no clue as to why this is happening. Sometimes it does, sometimes it does not. Battery Wear ...
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1answer
433 views

Does a dedicated GPU drain battery life heavily during normal use?

Suppose you have two identical ultrabooks but one uses dedicated graphics instead of using the one in the CPU, if you execute the same office tasks on both machoines (i.e., not gaming) will the ...
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2answers
788 views

Is notebook battery life decreasing when fully charged and on AC power? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged? When my notebook battery is fully charged and on AC power - is the battery life decreasing (because ...
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1answer
143 views

Is there an adapter that will allow me to plug my power source directly into my battery?

I know there are "external battery chargers for laptops", but I would like to know if there is an adapter that will plug my existing power source directly into my battery. Does such a thing exist and ...
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2answers
476 views

Replace Optical Drive with SSD, affect battery life?

I'm getting a System76 laptop, and they have an option to replace the optical drive with an HDD/SSD + caddy case. That would be nice, because I don't use DVDs nowadays, and need a lot of storage. ...
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3answers
314 views

Increasing Laptop Battery Service Life [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life? I use my laptop as a replacement for desktop. I generally use it for 6 to 7 hours a ...
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1answer
719 views

Is there anything to do with a dying li-ion battery when it's nearing its end of life?

Should I keep it in the fridge? Should I constantly discharge and recharge? Should I keep my hopes up or should I buy a new battery?
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1answer
421 views

Will the laptop trigger critical battery action if I set critical battery to 0%?

If I set critical battery to 0%, does it mean that even if I have Hibernate on critical battery, the laptop will simply ignore it (since at 0% it is does not even have the power required to do a ...
2
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4answers
240 views

Battery Life Preserving - Should I Use Laptop's Battery In 34 Celsius And Always At 40%?

I want to know if using battery at 40% in temperature 34 Celsius would degrade battery life fast. Maybe i should consider buying cooling pad? Will this help preserve battery life?
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2answers
1k views

What Is the best way to connect or disconnect a Laptop from power? [closed]

While connecting/disconnecting laptop's power connector seems to be convenient, I am concerned about person's and laptop's safety of doing it this way. Somewhere I read that connecting/disconnecting ...
2
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1answer
198 views

What to look for when investigating problems with horrible battery life (Ubuntu Linux)

I've got an Ubuntu 11.04 installation on a brand new HP dv6t laptop. When I pull the charger plug, the system knows that it's on battery and seems to apply the power management rules I've got set up. ...
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4answers
4k views

How can I identify which application is responsible for my battery life being short?

My laptop is getting much shorter battery life than advertised, and obviously that's going to be due to some code running that's draining it faster than is optimal. How can I (using Mac OSX 10.6) ...
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3answers
556 views

How do laptop battery voltages affect runtime?

I ordered a new battery for my faithful XPS M1710. I'm not sure of the voltage of the battery I have now, but the new one that the Dell rep got me (after 3-4 times confirming my phone number and ...
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1answer
771 views

Preparing to use new laptop battery

I have received a new laptop battery as my old one became useless. In the instructions provided by the shop I got the battery from (not from the instructions provided by the battery manufacturers), ...
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0answers
234 views

Is working plugged-in bad for laptop battery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged? Some sources (even here on SuperUser) state that working plugged-in kills the laptop's battery ...
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2answers
949 views

How to maximize notebook battery longevity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life? The battery on my ThinkPad T410 only lasted for one year. Now, when "fully ...
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2answers
2k views

Li-Polymer laptop battery advice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Battery Life Practice What is it that kills laptop batteries? Is it better to use laptop on battery or on AC power? Hello, I've bought a new laptop - Dell Adamo. ...
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2answers
1k views

On a laptop which consumes more power - cordless mouse or wired mouse?

Which consumes least power from the laptop battery out of the following - a corded USB mouse or a cordless mouse with USB transceiver or bluetooth wireless mouse? I have a laptop running Windows 7 ...
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3answers
215 views

Doubt about laptop batteries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it better to use laptop on battery or on AC power? What is it that kills laptop batteries? I've heard that using a laptop computer on battery mode on a regular ...
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5answers
707 views

Myth or Fact: Graphic heavy/sound screensavers use more power than a blank screen?

So, is this true? Screensavers with graphics and sound effects will drain the power more quickly, whereas a blank screen will conserve power. And if it is true, how much more battery power/time ...
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1answer
476 views

Best usage for a laptop being used as a desktop without removable batteries

After reading the information on http://batteryuniversity.com, I realize that one of the best ways to permanently damage a lithium ion battery is to use the battery at a high temperature while it's ...
1
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0answers
91 views

Some questions on laptop battery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is it that kills laptop batteries? Do newer laptop batteries still need to be drained before recharging? Is it better to use laptop on battery or on AC power? ...
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3answers
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Software to show battery life of laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Find time to charge in windows 7 How can I always display the remaining battery time on the Windows 7 taskbar? What is a small, free piece of software I can use to ...
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1answer
12k views

Low battery notification doesn't show up in windows 7

On my Lenovo Y410 model laptop I've installed Windows7. Earlier I used to have Windows XP. In XP I used to get low batter notification when my battery reaches 10% life. In Windows 7 I've even set the ...