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Windows 7: Battery life

20 Apr 2011   #1

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Battery life

Where would i get a new battery for a HP G61 Notebook?
"Battery ast Full Charge
The battery stored less than 40% of the Designed Capacity the last time the battery was fully charged.
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760
Last Full Charge : 36%"
I've got the indicator in the corner saying I need a new battery and 5minutes after unplugging it, goes down to about 50% power. (computer bought on December 27th 2009).
My sisters laptop hasn't got this and she has a mirror of my laptop (except compaq) and hers is older.
Any recommendations?

"Battery:Battery Information
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Serial Number
Chemistry LION
Long Term 1
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760"

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20 Apr 2011   #2

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I would start here and then google search for laptop batteries for HP
Laptop Batteries for Dell, Acer, HP, Toshiba, IBM
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20 Apr 2011   #3

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I was checking ebay,
HP G61 Battery | eBay UK
Google's prices were over 50.
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20 Apr 2011   #4

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Try to stay away for recharged or cheap discounted batteries as you will be back to square one before you
know it.
Check to see if HP has a longer lasting battery also. May cost a few dollars more but worth it in the long run.
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20 Apr 2011   #5

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I guess, I'll look into this more tomorrow (well today now 00:24 AM) and I should order one, thanks for the help so far.
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20 Apr 2011   #6

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I read somewhere how to make laptop batteries last longer in conjunction with the power adapter.
You may want to googe that after you get some sleep and a new battery today...
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20 Apr 2011   #7

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Right, I'll look. was looking at the reviews for this battery and it got 1.5 out of 5. Its terrible.
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20 Apr 2011   #8

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Have fun shopping and let us know what you selected and the ratting.
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20 Apr 2011   #9

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@Pixelpro, is there a UK version of Amazon? I've found that their prices in the US are equal or sometimes lower than other sites (Newegg, Tiger Direct, etc). Plenty of reviews, too, should make it easier to weed out the less desirable batteries.

And now as a general question, why has the price of mobile phone batteries dropped like a rock and yet laptop batteries continue to be priced to the moon?

Kent
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20 Apr 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King View Post
@Pixelpro, is there a UK version of Amazon? I've found that their prices in the US are equal or sometimes lower than other sites (Newegg, Tiger Direct, etc). Plenty of reviews, too, should make it easier to weed out the less desirable batteries.

And now as a general question, why has the price of mobile phone batteries dropped like a rock and yet laptop batteries continue to be priced to the moon?

Kent
Yeah amazon.co.uk is uk version.
I quite like amazon.
Not sure why they are priced this much, I got this laptop for 250. and the new battery is about 50? so according to that, they didn't spend much on the computer then. (charging 50 for a battery rated 1.5 out of 5!? they off their minds!?)
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