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Windows 7: Battery Meter

01 Jul 2012   #1

Windows Professional 64bit
Battery Meter

Have a 1 year old Dell notebook. Just noticed that the battery meter is showing that it's only 49% charged. It shows that it's charging, but from time to time I would check how much and it only shows 49%. How can I correct this problem.


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01 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

You just might not be able to correct.

What battery meter are you referencing?

Use SIW | Hardware | Battery to get full info on your battery.

Link to SIW in my signature.
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01 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You might try cycling the battery. Unplug it, running from the battery until it drops to about 5 to 10% or until it automatically powers down. Plug it back in to see if it passes that 49% mark and continues to 100%. Do not unplug it until you're sure it won't go any higher.

You also might check to see if Dell has any factory software on there that may be interfering with proper reporting of the battery charge level. If there is, check its configuration.
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01 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Also you can have a look around Dell's bios for a battery re-calibration cycle.
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27 Jul 2012   #5

Windows XP

Hi timlab1955,

My name is Ravi and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.

I understand your concern wherein I see that your battery charge does not go ahead than 49%.
Try charging the battery with the notebook turned off & Try doing BIOS Update and check.

Please follow the link below for you model and check the BIOS update and update it by going through the Instruction carefully.

Let us know the progress

Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder
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