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Windows 7: Battery Drain while powered off ?

08 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
my laptop an I9400 is a power hungry beast , but after 2 days of no use it will still retain 100% battery life and to be honest i dont cycle the battery so i suppose ,as in life there are good and bad ,but for a four day old laptop to drain that much overnight i would suspect a faulty battery

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08 Mar 2010   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

thank BFK, to malcolm347 have a little wander to the chillout room of the forum and read the "stupid,stupid laptop battery" thread there is some more good advice posted there
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08 Mar 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
thank BFK, to malcolm347 have a little wander to the chillout room of the forum and read the "stupid,stupid laptop battery" thread there is some more good advice posted there


Here it is, at the link below!

Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery
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08 Mar 2010   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
thank BFK, to malcolm347 have a little wander to the chillout room of the forum and read the "stupid,stupid laptop battery" thread there is some more good advice posted there
As usual on point and expert advice thanks Kathyrn


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K
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08 Mar 2010   #15
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
thank BFK, to malcolm347 have a little wander to the chillout room of the forum and read the "stupid,stupid laptop battery" thread there is some more good advice posted there
As usual on point and expert advice thanks Kathyrn


+rep

K
thanks to BFK for posting the link , and big ,big thanks to zigzag for the rep
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08 Mar 2010   #16
malcolm347

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I read that some new lithium batteries (like the one in my hp dm3t) are shipped with no charge, but upon first use, they "charge" very quickly, displaying 100% battery life after only an hour or so. The first time I charged this, it went from approx 40 to 100 % in about an hour, in my opinion that is no where near enough time to charge fully.

As i stated before, I will perform the battery cycle conditioning, by discharging it and letting it charge overnight and I will repost back here. I dont think that the battery is faulty. I started working earlier today at 84%, and now, 4 hours later, it still has 50 % remaining. Thats pretty good battery life if you ask me.
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08 Mar 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One simple test to check if the overnight battery drain is related to the actual software/laptop

Fully charge the laptop and once it reaches full charge shut down and remove the battery - leave overnight and check what the charge is after rebooting.

If the loss is the same when the battery is disconnected then it is an obvious battery fault.

If the battery only loses charge when attached to the laptop it is laptop related - there can be many causes - but at least you would know more
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08 Mar 2010   #18
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi malcolm347 did you visit the link Barefootkid posted ? if you did follow the advice Barman58 posted about cycling your battery, do that then post back and let us all know your results
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08 Mar 2010   #19
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

slow typing fingers , thanks for your post Barman58
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10 Mar 2010   #20
malcolm347

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I followed all of the tips that you guys posted, I cycled my battery three times, fully charging and discharging it. After fully charging it, I took the battery out overnight, and in the morning when I turned it on, there was NO battery drainage !!!!

Success!!

Thanks for all the help, I will verify that there are no problems by charging it, and leaving the battery in while the laptop is off tonight.

Thanks!
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