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Windows 7: battery not charging more then 91 %

11 Apr 2011   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SixStringJammin View Post
so do they usually ship cheap batteries with laptops and how much would a quality one cost, that would last for 2-3 years?
A battery can die or have an issue at anytime, regardless of the quality. You just have a better shot at a long life with a high quality one...same with just about anything I guess. As for price, you need to get the part number and then do some research online. Based on where you are, how much a name brand one costs from the OEM, where you shop, etc...the prices can vary in range quite a bit.


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11 Apr 2011   #12
Konceptz804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just remember to use the new battery instead of leaving the laptop plugged in all the time. That shortens battery life as well.
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11 Apr 2011   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
That shortens battery life as well.
I think that's debatable. I've always run my laptops docked and always had long battery lives. I think using the battery for a short time and recharging will shorten the life.

I would recommend using the battery from time to time, and draining it down before recharging. That should keep it conditioned.
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