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Windows 7: "Consider Replacing Your Battery"

19 Jun 2010   #111
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

New version: BatteryCare


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17 Jul 2010   #112
DEUScronio

Windows 7 Ultimate (x32)
 
 

Hi All.
Its my first post, unfortunately its complaining about the same problem.

My notebook: Asus F3JP, since 2007.

The mensage i obtain is: "79% available (plugged in, charging) Consider Replacing Your Battery".

I have migrated from OS Vista, one week ago. In the first day i calibrated the battery from BIOS and then all happened.

I think the Microsoft have to pay a new battery for all of us with the same problem.

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22 Aug 2010   #113
eyeland

7 ultimate x64 OEM / UbuntuStudio 10 - x64
 
 

Didn't feel like reading through the entire thread as no real solution seems available as of yet... In any case I felt like sharing my experiences of the issue:

Had XP on my thinkpad T61 until oct last year where I switched to win 7 retail.
Soon after I noticed a drop in uptime on battery but I thought it was just due to features of 7 like aero so I didn't pay much attention...
half a year later (or less) the battery became useless and it was only a protection against powerdown in case of disconnected AC.
A few months ago I bought a new 6cell battery (unoriginal) and apart from the Lenovo warning about the non original battery, everything ran smoothly and I was happy.
Now, less than 2 months later the battery is down to 18.90wh from 48.84wh (same result from power manager and hwmonitor)
One might think that this is caused by the first battery being old and the second one being unoriginal but that doesn't explain that I have an almost identical issue with my wifes dell latitude.
The dell battery also started deterioration fast after I installed win 7 and now it is so dead that the bios doesn't recognize it. The dell battery is almost 2 years old but dell still accepts responsibility and they will send me a new tomorrow.
The thinkpad however is a 2. hand corporate machine and I doubt I can get anything on warranty what so ever.
On both the Tp and the dell I am getting alot of warnings in the event log viewer: ": The embedded controller (EC) returned data when none was requested. The BIOS might be trying to access the EC without synchronizing with the operating system. This data will be ignored. No further action is necessary; however, you should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS."
The log reports 1.210 of these warnings between 18.05.2010 and today on the t61. Power manager reports battery condition down to "poor" along with the warning about nonoriginal batteries. Windows: "consider replacing your battery" and "there is a problem with you battery so windows might shut down suddenly"
Neither the original nor the unoriginal (obviously) battery qualifies for the lenovo battery-replacement program. Judging from a google search, many ppl are experiencing similar issues on various brands..
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23 Aug 2010   #114
eyeland

7 ultimate x64 OEM / UbuntuStudio 10 - x64
 
 

I wonder if this thread is alive still?
following an earlier post I let the t61 keep running after it hit 0%
Been running on "balanced" for 20 min now on 0%
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23 Aug 2010   #115
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eyeland View Post
I wonder if this thread is alive still?
following an earlier post I let the t61 keep running after it hit 0%
Been running on "balanced" for 20 min now on 0%
Not much activity…but there are a few here that are still following this thread.
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24 Aug 2010   #116
igi00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTeZ View Post
i doubt windows 7 is the cause.... i think people started checking..... people use their laptops as regular computers, and leave them plugged in the entire time they are in use. that is HORRIBLE for the battery! i think the incorrect usage type is more to blame. i doubt after a full charge most people take out the battery (if they are going to leave it plugged in) like they are supposed to. i would love to hear winodws come out and "comment on this" with something along the lines of, "dont be stupid" "read your manual" "its a rechargeable battery, learn to use it"

but we shall see... i guess its possible that it COULD be a windows issue... but i personally do not believe it/
I dont think that that kind of battery use is THAT bad.
Take me for example. I have laptop mostly plugged in all of the time for past year. I was afraid after your post that I already destroyed it, but score is quite good:

Design Capacity 75900
Last Full Charge 72180

BTW this is my first post on this great forum.
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30 Aug 2010   #117
mikematrido

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i have a laptop emachine d725,,,,i also have the same problem... my battery indicator in tray marked "x" then it says "consider replacing your battery,,, my laptop is only 9 - 10 months old... i have a friend experiencing the same problem and we both use Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)....when we are using windows vista we didn't experience such problem like that,,,it just appear when we start using Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)....please help...(battery is too expensive...)
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30 Aug 2010   #118
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikematrido View Post
i have a laptop emachine d725,,,,i also have the same problem... my battery indicator in tray marked "x" then it says "consider replacing your battery,,, my laptop is only 9 - 10 months old... i have a friend experiencing the same problem and we both use Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)....when we are using windows vista we didn't experience such problem like that,,,it just appear when we start using Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)....please help...(battery is too expensive...)
Seeing as Windows Vista doesn't even tell you when the battery is going/bad.
How would you have experienced this in Vista?
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02 Sep 2010   #119
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

New Version: BatteryCare
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07 Sep 2010   #120
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New Version: BatteryCare
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