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Windows 7: Tips on Laptop Batteries

13 Aug 2011   #1
The Howling Wolves

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Tips on Laptop Batteries

Here's a few tips on saving battery life.

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13 Aug 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another thing worth mentioning, is that when your original laptop battery gets to the point where it won't hold a charge for very long...be prepared to not only buy the extended battery (if you can), but prepare to pay a sizable amount of money on the legitimate mfg's battery. Don't be fooled by all of the cheaply made Chinese knockoffs that you can get for 1/3 of the price that are floating around on eBay and Amazon. These often don't quite fit right, and they don't last long and they don't come with long warranties.
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13 Aug 2011   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Another thing worth mentioning, is that when your original laptop battery gets to the point where it won't hold a charge for very long...be prepared to not only buy the extended battery (if you can), but prepare to pay a sizable amount of money on the legitimate mfg's battery. Don't be fooled by all of the cheaply made Chinese knockoffs that you can get for 1/3 of the price that are floating around on eBay and Amazon. These often don't quite fit right, and they don't last long and they don't come with long warranties.

PParks,
You are spot on when buying a laptop battery...........You get what you pay for!'
1. Buy extended warranty and if not..
2. Buy Laptop Manufactures Battery(recommended kind)
THW
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13 Aug 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Anybody here who's laptop battery's lasted 10 years? I doubt. I've run through about 12 laptops in recent years and no matter what one does, life of the battery is usually around 5 years (by the end of which things are completely pooped). Somebody show me a battery calibration test with proper controls over an extended period of time, otherwise all this is just theory.
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13 Aug 2011   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Anybody here who's laptop battery's lasted 10 years? I doubt. I've run through about 12 laptops in recent years and no matter what one does, life of the battery is usually around 5 years (by the end of which things are completely pooped). Somebody show me a battery calibration test with proper controls over an extended period of time, otherwise all this is just theory.

Bill,
This article(not recent) may shed a a light on calibrations..

Notebook battery life and battery calibration procedures
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