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Thursday, March 06, 2008

On Battery Death and Dying*

Lately I have noticed that my laptop keeps running the battery down more quickly than I would expect.
I made certain to leave it plugged in overnight so that the batteries would be fully charged. This morning, I unplugged the power cable and opened the power meter:
Woah - how much time from an almost fully charged battery?
This can't be true!

Stupid D*ll !!

Maybe if I take the battery out and put it back in again it will work...

This is so depressing, I think I'll just give up on blogging/surfing/email.

Oh heck, I'll just schelp around with the power cord.

*This post brought to you by the letter D.

With apologies to E. Kubler-Ross


Comments on "On Battery Death and Dying*"


Blogger Geri (that's my Ravelry name, too!) said ... (Thu Mar 06, 01:09:00 PM EST) : 

A new battery should solve your problem. They're not too expensive, I don't think. I got mine on eBay.


Blogger Holly said ... (Thu Mar 06, 04:45:00 PM EST) : 

there is this theory out there called "battery memory." According to the theory, a partially empty battery doesn't recharge as well as a completely empty one, and it goes slower and slower and slower.

If running the battery down completely before recharging a couple of times doesn't do the trick - then a new battery is in order.

(and running it down and recharging is cheaper than a new battery). FWIW - I have had to get replacement batteries after a year or so for just about every laptop we have owned.


Blogger Aunt Kathy said ... (Fri Mar 07, 07:49:00 AM EST) : 

So this is what I have to look forward to if I ever get a lap top huh? Hmmm sounds frustrating. I am online a lot!!!


Blogger Somer said ... (Fri Mar 07, 08:47:00 AM EST) : 

I agree with Holly, give that a try and if you have to buy a new battery it is a lot cheaper than a new laptop:)
Good luck and I hope your computer starts behaving soon!
Happy Friday


Blogger Carol said ... (Fri Mar 07, 02:47:00 PM EST) : 

I suppose it might be time for a new battery. How old is the computer? I had a pda that was doing that with the power too and soon after the connector to the desktop stopped working too. Just wore out I guess.


Blogger The Kelly Green Rogue said ... (Fri Mar 07, 08:22:00 PM EST) : 

I have to leave my laptop plugged in most of the time, but it's still more mobile than a desktop. :)


Anonymous Nora said ... (Fri Mar 07, 09:41:00 PM EST) : 

Holly's right - I learnt the hard way! :)


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