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Windows 7: Brand new W7 laptop but battery lasts less than hour!

15 Mar 2010   #21
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I'll rep him too. It was good of you to link to it though, so you deserve some credit


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15 Mar 2010   #22
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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I'll rep him too. It was good of you to link to it though, so you deserve some credit
thank you for that ,many of us have benefitted from Barman58's advice on batteries
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15 Mar 2010   #23
FrankP999

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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You can use it plugged in, just every once in a while, use it on battery power.
I run on A/C and remove the battery from my HP Laptop for regular use at home. Once a month or so I will insert the battery and charge it up then remove the battery again.

Frank
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15 Mar 2010   #24
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

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manhunter, can i point you to this thread and follow the advice of Barman58 Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery some very good info there
Thanks Peb, second time in two days u have helped me here! Repped and will rep Barman too and will have a read. Thanks again.
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15 Mar 2010   #25
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter, can i point you to this thread and follow the advice of Barman58 Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery some very good info there
Thanks Peb, second time in two days u have helped me here! Repped and will rep Barman too and will have a read. Thanks again.
Actually, the other smart thing to do is what the guy above you said. Just remove the battery when you're not using it. Best way to preserve it.
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15 Mar 2010   #26
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter, can i point you to this thread and follow the advice of Barman58 Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery some very good info there
Thanks Peb, second time in two days u have helped me here! Repped and will rep Barman too and will have a read. Thanks again.
thank you manhunter, you're most welcome
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15 Mar 2010   #27
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter, can i point you to this thread and follow the advice of Barman58 Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery some very good info there
I'm gonna rep you for that. See, that's what I was talking about. Keeping it plugged in 24/7 will destroy your battery in a matter of months. Even if you find no need to unplug it, do it anyways and then plug it back in later on (don't let it die though). It's just maintenance.
Thanks again for the clarification too Fred, this is what I'll start to do then. Many thanks also.
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15 Mar 2010   #28
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrankP999 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
You can use it plugged in, just every once in a while, use it on battery power.
I run on A/C and remove the battery from my HP Laptop for regular use at home. Once a month or so I will insert the battery and charge it up then remove the battery again.

Frank
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
manhunter, can i point you to this thread and follow the advice of Barman58 Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery some very good info there
Thanks Peb, second time in two days u have helped me here! Repped and will rep Barman too and will have a read. Thanks again.
Actually, the other smart thing to do is what the guy above you said. Just remove the battery when you're not using it. Best way to preserve it.
Does indeed sound like an excellent idea. Only problem I have is this: when the battery is removed there is no replacement panel cover (lots of laptops have this design fault and i always find it annoying!). Will what you and others suggested also suffice: every week or so, remove from the mains and run from battery?
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15 Mar 2010   #29
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

you can get a dummy battery to fill the slot ,its just a plastic shell ,i got one for my dell lappy i would at least once a week just run on battery power and cycle it once a month that way ,you are doing the best you can
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15 Mar 2010   #30
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
you can get a dummy battery to fill the slot ,its just a plastic shell ,i got one for my dell lappy i would at least once a week just run on battery power and cycle it once a month that way ,you are doing the best you can
Thanks peb, sorry forgive my naivety, is the dummy battery actually just a dead battery? I might have to make contact with HP-Compaq then.
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