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Windows 7: Battery problem

30 Mar 2010   #1
deathfoe

W7 32x
 
 
Battery problem

Hey sinced I installed W7 32x on my Acer extensa 5630g my battery lasts like 10min...

Worked perfectly fine on vista.

When i hoover over the "battery icon" it says

Quote:
98% aviable (connected, battery do not charge)
Change battery
(Crappy translated, hope you get what i mena anyway:])

So, is there any special driver or something to download?

Thanks, Help is appreciated!

--Edit Have W7 Proffesional, might be worth knowing?


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30 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathfoe View Post
Hey sinced I installed W7 32x on my Acer extensa 5630g my battery lasts like 10min...

Worked perfectly fine on vista.

When i hoover over the "battery icon" it says

Quote:
98% aviable (connected, battery do not charge)
Change battery
(Crappy translated, hope you get what i mena anyway:])

So, is there any special driver or something to download?

Thanks, Help is appreciated!

--Edit Have W7 Proffesional, might be worth knowing?

How old is the battery?

What are you power settings?

laptop or desktop?
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30 Mar 2010   #3
deathfoe

W7 32x
 
 

Quote:
How old is the battery?

What are you power settings?

laptop or desktop?

* Battery is 1y old now (same as comp)
* Energysaving mode
* Laptop
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30 Mar 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Sounds like you need to replace your battery. When batteries reach old age they no longer can hold a charge.
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31 Mar 2010   #5
deathfoe

W7 32x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Sounds like you need to replace your battery. When batteries reach old age they no longer can hold a charge.
Tbh i'm almoast sure thats not the problem... When i had vista it had ~1h battery time.. I installed to W7 and it had 10min.
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31 Mar 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathfoe View Post
Tbh i'm almoast sure thats not the problem... When i had vista it had ~1h battery time.. I installed to W7 and it had 10min.
Are you absolutely sure you had 1 hour? The computer didn't tell you had 1 hour, you tested it correct? Windows only reports what the battery tells it. If the reported value it not what you expect then the battery is fault or dying.
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31 Mar 2010   #7
deathfoe

W7 32x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathfoe View Post
Tbh i'm almoast sure thats not the problem... When i had vista it had ~1h battery time.. I installed to W7 and it had 10min.
Are you absolutely sure you had 1 hour? The computer didn't tell you had 1 hour, you tested it correct? Windows only reports what the battery tells it. If the reported value it not what you expect then the battery is fault or dying.
Yeah, It worked perfectly fine with Vista. So... There's nothing you can do about it but change battery?
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31 Mar 2010   #8
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Sounds like you need to replace your battery. When batteries reach old age they no longer can hold a charge.
Would a year really be considered old? I'm not saying you're wrong, but that would seem a bit odd. But to be honest, I don't really know what the expected lifespan of laptop batteries is in the first place.
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31 Mar 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Would a year really be considered old? I'm not saying you're wrong, but that would seem a bit odd. But to be honest, I don't really know what the expected lifespan of laptop batteries is in the first place.
It varies depending on the battery type, the manufacture, the environment (heat == bad), how it is used. So many variables to choose from so many ways to kill a battery. However, the problems the OP is having does equate to an old battery.
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31 Mar 2010   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

a battery has to be treated with respect to get the longest and best life out of it , if you did'nt cycle the battery properly the cells deteriorate and lose their storage capacity , here is a good thread to read Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery
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