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Windows 7: VAIO Laptop Battery EXTREMELY Fast Out

06 Jun 2011   #1
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 
VAIO Laptop Battery EXTREMELY Fast Out

Hello everyone!

My VAIO Laptop Battery is running out at a ridiculous fast speed. When it's fully charged at 100% it runs out in 5-10 minutes while it says it will last 2 hours. I tried setting it on Energy saving or something. But it still runs out fast. Any help?


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06 Jun 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

How old is the laptop?

Laptop batteries can die in as little as a year

But also, you may need to "recalibrate" your battery (and this also "cycles" it as well, something that should be done often)

Look about half way down the page here:
"Consider Replacing Your Battery"
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06 Jun 2011   #3
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I think the laptop is... 2-3 years old? LOL.
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06 Jun 2011   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well give the full steps for a recalibrate/cycle above a go it may help, but after that, if it doesn't improve then the battery is really a gonner
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06 Jun 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Using the right power plan, adjusting the screen brightness, and unplugging computer peripherals that you're not using helps make your battery last longer between charges.

Taking care of your laptop's battery:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Taking-care-of-your-laptop-battery

In addition, make sure you have all the latest updates from the Vaio website.

Sony eSupport - Electronics

But after 2-3 years of heavy battery discharge/recharge you might very well need a new one.
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