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Windows 7: Acer Battery Problem

12 Aug 2011   #1
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Acer Battery Problem

(New to SevenForums so not sure where I should post this, so just went here lol)

I have an Acer Aspire Laptop, and since mid-June the battery has decided that it won't charge fully, 40-45% at most. I have left it charging overnight many times but that won't do anything.

I've heard that I need to run the battery down completely, then run on whatever 'juice' the laptop has left in it until that has completely emptied aswell. Then re-callobrate the battery (or something like that lol)

All help is appreciated.

Thanks


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12 Aug 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

This is the best section for this problem.

Did you install, or made any hardware changes is June?

As for the battery, your power adaptor might be damaged. If you have the possibility, meet someone who has the same model of laptop that you have and try the adaptor with his/her laptop and vice versa. I know this is nearly impossible, but this test would clearly determine wether the problem is software or hardware originated.

Best luck!
SG
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12 Aug 2011   #3
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Thanks for the help. Well I don't know anyone with the same laptop as me and/or power adaptor. From what I recall, I didn't make any major changes at all to my laptop. And I've always used my laptop (with power adaptor in use) on my table, at no awkward angles so I don't see where the problem could've occured.

Help appreciated though mate, thanks.
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12 Aug 2011   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

How old is the battery? It may be that it's just starting to fail.

Generally speaking, one is only supposed to let the battery run down to about 10% and then recharge, but you mentioned letting it run down all the way so that you could recallibrate it. Did you try that, and if so, what happened?
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12 Aug 2011   #5
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

The battery is came with the laptop and I got it at Christmas so it's not very old, less than 8 months old so I doubt it is starting to fail, because it started to happen when it was only 6 months old.

Also, I posted here to see if anyone knew how to recallibrate a battery? So if you do, let me know

Thanks
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12 Aug 2011   #6
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Have you tested it, or do you feel that it has shorter usage time without recharge?
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12 Aug 2011   #7
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I haven't tested anything yet. I'm waiting to see if anyine knows how to recallibrate a battery
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12 Aug 2011   #8
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

If the following tutorial doesn't work, well.. you can't do much besides changing the battery.
How to Recalibrate your Laptop/Notebook Battery
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12 Aug 2011   #9
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I am only searching in the dark because you failed to supply any numbers from that Aspire note/netbook:
Please fill them out:
System Info - See Your System Specs

Here is how to calibrate:
Acer Support - How do I recalibrate the battery on my notebook or netbook?

This is only for certain models:
Acer Support - My Aspire One AOA110 or AOA150 battery no longer recharges, what should I do?
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12 Aug 2011   #10
Whelo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Thanks for the link man. The onlyn problem is that I can't find the 'Power Schemes' drop box or the 'Alarms' tab? I'm on power options and they're just not there :/
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