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2005/07/27 00:08:19 (permalink)

Laptop batteries

Calling all laptop experts.
I've had my laptop for about 2 years. Running on battery it now just about gets past booting up and then dies.
Last night it was on standby, plugged in to power all night. On the train this morning lasted about 2 minutes and then nothing.
Before I shell out for a new battery, is it safe to assume that it is in fact the battery that's knackered?
Any thoughts appreciated.
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    Dezw
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 00:37:49 (permalink)
    Cells in your battery are gone mate, battery cells are very dependant on how you treat them, sounds like you haven't treated that one very well.



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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 00:57:45 (permalink)
    Well it's true I never told it I loved it or bought it any flowers but I didn't think I treated it too badly.
    Just so my replpacement last longer what counts as bad treatment?
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 01:03:35 (permalink)
    If using it at home did you run it on the mains and leave the battery in? IMO the best practice is to charge until full and then turn of the mains use on the battery. Once you get a low battery warning flick on the mains again.
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 01:13:32 (permalink)
    Most of the time I've used it on the train, so it gets used solidly draining the power down substantially. Then I generally put it into hibernate and charge it up at the office.
    I've just started working with it after a lay off. It sat doing nothing for about 6 months. Could that prolonged period with no charge whatsoever caused it trouble?
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 04:07:31 (permalink)
    go to .......... www.eurobatteries.com they stock nearly every battery in the world and customers, as well as myself have shopped from them would highly recommend them and i dought you would find a replacment cheaper anywhere. If you take the battery out their should be a sticker detailing the battery model number, type this in the "search" tool and should lead you straight to it.

    I know it happinned to mine, and i treated the battery like kack, it would boot up then just switch off, die, not even close windows properly.

    Li-ion batteries have a shelf life of about two years and the cells die no matter how they are treated.

    Somehting you can try, wrap the battery up in a towel and put it in the freezer over night. take it out and charge it, sometimes this sparks alittle life from an old battery.
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 04:15:53 (permalink)
    speaking of laptops.......I was using my laptop and turned it off properly. I came after a few hours and it doesnt even turn on anymore, Its Virtually dead. Ive put charger on and still doesnt come on or charge. To my knowledge the battery was fine, If i charged it full, it would last about 2hrs (using) before i need to charge It again.
    What must have happened here?
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 04:22:07 (permalink)
    did you take the battery out and try it with just the mains?
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 04:44:14 (permalink)
    no i never have taken the battery out.
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 14:06:26 (permalink)
    bump for some advice
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 17:49:36 (permalink)
    Do you know how to take the battery out? Should be a small flat button (usually on the underside of the lappy) which when pulled to one side allows you pull the battery out (the battery wont spring out alittle youll have to grab it and pull), then try it.
    post edited by cu3ed - 2005/07/27 17:50:05
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 19:02:59 (permalink)
    Not being used for 6 months is what's probably killed your battery then mate, not the fact you didn't shower it with kisses and tell it you loved it.
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/27 21:16:56 (permalink)
    so when I take the battery out, shall I just try to put the adaptor on and use the laptop?
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/28 00:16:55 (permalink)
    best plan, if it still doesnt power up me thinks you have had the power adaptor burn out on ya, or somthing internal, unfortunatly the only way to find this out is to try a new power cable.
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/29 00:57:52 (permalink)
    ure the f*k*n man!!! Thanks it worked!!!!!!
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/29 02:53:26 (permalink)
    sound like a dodgy battery then mate, or possibly the connections from the battery to the lappy, again you would have to spend money on a battery to find this out though, so its your call.
    Glad to help mate
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    RE: Laptop batteries 2005/07/29 03:09:34 (permalink)
    Well I've ordered a new battery. Cost me $150 which I think is about 60 quid, so not too bad. Awaiting delivery now...
    Thanks all for the suggestions.
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