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Windows 7: Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery

31 May 2010   #11
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Agreed. I now drain my battery once a week. Best I can do really as I don't have a spare and/or a battery replacement cover -- really wish manufacturers would supply this in the box!
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31 May 2010   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One other thing that you can do on some modern laptops if you are using them in a fixed location is to remove the battery completely and run from the mains alone.

This will not work with all systems but is an option for those that allow it
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31 May 2010   #13
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One other thing that you can do on some modern laptops if you are using them in a fixed location is to remove the battery completely and run from the mains alone.

This will not work with all systems but is an option for those that allow it
Nigel hi.. I have a 2 parter Question..
Will that work on my new Acer laptop?.( battery info above... just working on the power supply /adapter..with the router/modem). or tell me where to look I'll try to report back to you.

Also what was the program that Windows 7 suggests to use to make the image of my working system as it is now ? in case I must have to re-install it at some point.
I need to make that .. since I've not, done it yet.
Was it you who suggested I do this when I first was getting it on line?
I'm not sure....if this needs to be in a new thread .. we can do that also.
Feel free to move it and let me know plz.
Thanks again.
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31 May 2010   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi LPT1

The working without the battery is simple to check - shut down your laptop, remove the battery, ensure the charger is plugged in and switched on, and start the laptop - if it works then that's it, if not then it's not a supported option.

It does work with my Acer NetbookOne so it will likely work with other acer products with a clip in battery.

As for the Image backup - refer to Shawn's tutorial here ...
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
If you have any questions on this, post them in that thread
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31 May 2010   #15
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One other thing that you can do on some modern laptops if you are using them in a fixed location is to remove the battery completely and run from the mains alone.

This will not work with all systems but is an option for those that allow it
Nigel hi.. I have a 2 parter Question..
Will that work on my new Acer laptop?.( battery info above... just working on the power supply /adapter..with the router/modem). or tell me where to look I'll try to report back to you.

Also what was the program that Windows 7 suggests to use to make the image of my working system as it is now ? in case I must have to re-install it at some point.
I need to make that .. since I've not, done it yet.
Was it you who suggested I do this when I first was getting it on line?
I'm not sure....if this needs to be in a new thread .. we can do that also.
Feel free to move it and let me know plz.
Thanks again.
1) Yup, should work. Just pull out the battery and run off the AC power alone. When you want to move around, put the battery back in (even if the laptop is already on) and unplug the AC.

2) Control Panel -> Backup And Restore (make sure you're not in "Category" view) -> Create a System Image. Alternatively, you can just search "Backup" in the Start menu.
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31 May 2010   #16
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi LPT1

The working without the battery is simple to check - shut down your laptop, remove the battery, ensure the charger is plugged in and switched on, and start the laptop - if it works then that's it, if not then it's not a supported option.

It does work with my Acer NetbookOne so it will likely work with other acer products with a clip in battery.

As for the Image backup - refer to Shawn's tutorial here ...
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
If you have any questions on this, post them in that thread
Nigel thank you so very much.. I'll do this as soon asI can eat dinner and get back to the laptop..
Ok on the link .. any idea how long that might take.. I really don't have that much on here yet.. Question.. I suppose I should go ahead and back programs I've not activates too ? I have some of those .
thanks bunches.
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31 May 2010   #17
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Product FRED hi.. thanks bunches.. for your reply.. I'm greatful for help.. since I know very little about this laptop.
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31 May 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi LPT1

The working without the battery is simple to check - shut down your laptop, remove the battery, ensure the charger is plugged in and switched on, and start the laptop - if it works then that's it, if not then it's not a supported option.

It does work with my Acer NetbookOne so it will likely work with other acer products with a clip in battery.

As for the Image backup - refer to Shawn's tutorial here ...
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
If you have any questions on this, post them in that thread
Nigel thank you so very much.. I'll do this as soon asI can eat dinner and get back to the laptop..
Ok on the link .. any idea how long that might take.. I really don't have that much on here yet.. Question.. I suppose I should go ahead and back programs I've not activates too ? I have some of those .
thanks bunches.
LPt, like Nigel, Mae Lyne has an Acer note book. The battery is in the refrigerator. She runs on the adapter/charger all of the time. About once a month, we put the battery in and run it down to the warning, fully recharge it, and put it back in the refrigerator.
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31 May 2010   #19
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Carl hi..oops Carl.. thanks.. I just removed the battery.. (saw a reminder there was ONLY 7% left..) so I removed it.. ..
YES... this is working just fine on the adapter /power.. plugged in.

Now I must close down.. put the battery back in and fully charge it up again.. then Discharege it again.. Right ??

Next... I should totally discharge it once again.. then Re-charge it up again.. Next.. remove it and take it to the Ref?.. did you put the battery in a bag... such a new zip-lock bag ?
Thank you so much.
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31 May 2010   #20
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Carl..Ok am back.. battery is in.. I'm charging it to the full capacity..( I'm powered now with the adapter/charger..)

Next I should run it totally down to the 5% ..then do this once again ?..then remove the battery and store it in the refrigerator ?...did you cover it or use a bag to seal it from things in the ref?

Maybe we should go over and make a NEW thread on this ?..let me know please.
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