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How to Make a Laptop's Battery Last Longer - 10 steps

These are some tips to make your laptop's battery last longer:


  • Dim your screen
  • Turn off programs running in the back ground that you aren’t using
  • Run off a hard drive or jump drive rather than a CD or DVD
  • Turn your computer off or to hibernate mode
  • Optimize your power settings
  • Don’t use sound
  • Don’t have multiple programs running
  • Keep your temperatures down
  • Defrag your hard drive
  • Get a new battery or new computer

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what is the life of my satellite l30-101 battery off the ac charger


Toshiba's line of Satellite PC laptops offers a variety of screen s that are customizable when ordered online. The laptops offer built-in webcams and backlit keyboards. Most Toshiba Satellite laptops use six-cell lithium-ion batteries that can last up to six hours. To reach that six-hour mark, you can use several tricks to maximize your battery's capacity.

Charge your battery completely before its first use. Check your user manual for the exact charging time required, which is typically at least 12 hours. Discharge your battery completely every two months. Allow it to drain fully before recharging it. Recharge it completely, for at least 12 hours before using it again. Remove CDs and DVDs from your laptop's drive when not in use. These drives spin when loaded, which can drain your battery unnecessarily. Set your laptop to hibernate mode when you need to take a break. This conserves more power than standby. Store your laptop battery in a cool place. Never let the battery sit in direct sunlight or leave it in your car on a hot day. For even longer battery life, remove the battery from the laptop which can get hot while in use when you are plugged in. Turn off your Wi-Fi connection when not in use. Constantly searching for a Wi-Fi connection can drain your battery faster. Work in only one program at a time. The more programs you have open, the faster your battery will drain. Unplug any USB devices, especially those that charge when plugged in, such as your cellphone. These will drain your battery quickly. Dim your Satellite's screen to conserve battery. Hold down your "Fn" key and tap "F6" several times to dim the screen. The "F6" key should show an open circle with small lines radiating out, to symbolize a dim display.

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Feb 12, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

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how many years can I get out of my laptop


That will depend on how much you use it and treat it ?


Toshiba's line of Satellite PC laptops offers a variety of screen s that are customizable when ordered online. The laptops offer built-in webcams and backlit keyboards. Most Toshiba Satellite laptops use six-cell lithium-ion batteries that can last up to six hours. To reach that six-hour mark, you can use several tricks to maximize your battery's capacity.

Charge your battery completely before its first use.
Check your user manual for the exact charging time required, which is typically at least 12 hours. Discharge your battery completely every two months. Allow it to drain fully before recharging it. Recharge it completely, for at least 12 hours before using it again. Remove CDs and DVDs from your laptop's drive when not in use. These drives spin when loaded, which can drain your battery unnecessarily. Set your laptop to hibernate mode when you need to take a break. This conserves more power than standby. Store your laptop battery in a cool place. Never let the battery sit in direct sunlight or leave it in your car on a hot day. For even longer battery life, remove the battery from the laptop which can get hot while in use when you are plugged in. Turn off your Wi-Fi connection when not in use. Constantly searching for a Wi-Fi connection can drain your battery faster. Work in only one program at a time. The more programs you have open, the faster your battery will drain. Unplug any USB devices, especially those that charge when plugged in, such as your cellphone. These will drain your battery quickly. Dim your Satellite's screen to conserve battery. Hold down your "Fn" key and tap "F6" several times to dim the screen. The "F6" key should show an open circle with small lines radiating out, to symbolize a dim display.
Hope this helps.


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Jan 22, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite L455DS5976 Notebook

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display brightness can't dim


windows update can fix that. run windows update.

Nov 30, 2012 | Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Netbook

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hp pavilion g series laptop screen automatically dims.


g what?; there are many G series, please tell what you have there.
the bottom of the laptop has service tag with full model there.
like G61-1234us. ))1234 is a made up # fake, but yours has one.
see?
NO OS stated, windows what XP, Vista, 7/8/10?
the PC made before 2010 (see why I ask what you own)
has CCFL lamps that all go bad before now mostly.
like ..G60 ,G61, G70
all those have CCFL, up to 2010 and LED back lamps began.

the brightness works only if the HP drivers for you PC are there.
drivers must match
  1. PC model
  2. and OS
  3. and what graphic chip option it had. day 1.
a 3 way match ! or it fails.

the other DIM out deal, is if the PC thinks it lost AC power.
and is running on battery to save battery life (longer)
all do that, every one made unless turned off
here is the test.

take out that old main battery, leave it out, they dont last this long so, out it comes or it will messup an PC.
if the battery shorts it will confuse a laptop big time.
then run on AC power only.

does the screen now go full bright?
in device manager (from control panel)
are all drivers there ok, on that screen?
Graphics driver?

next time at least tell the service tag information
so the helper can actually help.
we be blind see?

Dec 18, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet

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