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Windows 7: "Consider Changing Your Battery" Help

12 Apr 2012   #1
DDLA

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
"Consider Changing Your Battery" Help

I get this message when I click my battery level.





When I click it, this is what it looks like.



When I untick the box it looks like



and what it should look like.



Is that a good enough fix? I've tried the disabling the ACPI thing in Device Managers but that is apparently only temporarily. I have tried set everything to 1% battery left and let it force shut down, plug it in to turn it on and it's still like that.

If that isn't a proper fix, what else is an option? I have a Toshiba laptop and it wasn't like this until today after my computer did some automatic updates overnight, it was plugged in


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12 Apr 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello. Some laptops are able to test the battery. Once the efficiency falls below a certain point, you willget a message saying to replace the battery, as in your case.
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14 Apr 2012   #3
DDLA

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm on a limited budget and can't afford a new battery, unless it's under $20

What exactly happens when I disable "Microsoft ACPI-compliant Method Battery?" Does it disable the battery and run off the AC power cord? If so, would that mean I wouldn't be able to use my laptop unplugged?
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14 Apr 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You could use it for a limited time on battery, or indefinitely plugged in.

You can try conditioning the battery by completely discharging it by leaving the laptop on and then letting it charge for 12-15 hours, rinse and repeat 3-4 times. That may help.
Batteries do wear out after time and still may need a replacement.
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14 Apr 2012   #5
DDLA

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You could use it for a limited time on battery, or indefinitely plugged in.

You can try conditioning the battery by completely discharging it by leaving the laptop on and then letting it charge for 12-15 hours, rinse and repeat 3-4 times. That may help.
Batteries do wear out after time and still may need a replacement.
Hmm.

So right before I go to bed, I let it run out of batteries and force shutdown, and I just let it charge overnight? If that's what you're saying, I'll give it a shot. I tried a method similar to this but not exactly like this.
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14 Apr 2012   #6
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I got that message on my laptop a few weeks ago. It was accurate, because my battery had started acting odd and my runtime on battery was horrible. I got a brand new battery that even has bigger capacity and it works great. There are no more "Consider Replacing Your Battery" messages.
Also, please fill in your system specs, so we can help you find a battery for cheap:System Info - See Your System Specs
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14 Apr 2012   #7
DDLA

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I updated most of it, thanks
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14 Apr 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DDLA View Post
Hmm.

So right before I go to bed, I let it run out of batteries and force shutdown, and I just let it charge overnight? If that's what you're saying, I'll give it a shot. I tried a method similar to this but not exactly like this.
Yes, it should shut down when the battery gets depleted.
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15 Apr 2012   #9
DDLA

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hmm interesting. Yesterday at 92% I would get ~40 minutes unplugged.

At 82% it said I have 1 hour 5 minutes left. 2 minutes later it's at 78% and says I have 48 minutes left, lol.
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15 Apr 2012   #10
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Battery life is relative to what tasks are running at the current charge state.

But, being that you are getting such a short charge life, I would say that your battery is in need of replacement. Start saving up.
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