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Windows 7: laptop battery never fully charges

01 Feb 2016   #1

win 7 64 bit
laptop battery never fully charges


ive got a brand new battery in an old dell inspiron n4030 lappy, win 7 64bit. It never charges more than 86 pc and runs out of juice at about 26pc [on the task bar] . To try and calibrate it ive run full charge/discharge cycles 4 times. Only a couple of pc better

using power plan called "balanced" and default settings

trouble is that i cant re calibrate it properly cause battery will not last below 26pc and every instruction ive seen says to set pc to sleep at about 4 pc

the old battery goes right down to 5pc
any ideas anyone


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01 Feb 2016   #2

64 bit

I think you need to select power saver and make a plan for battery. Maybe it works in your case.
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01 Feb 2016   #3

win 7 64 bit

what sort of plan should i make, the only useful thing would be to shut it down just before 26pc so t dose not crash
will try other plan
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01 Feb 2016   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

Maybe the battery is defective.
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01 Feb 2016   #5

win 7 64 bit

yes maybe but i dont know
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