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How to extend your laptop battery life

Thousands of people take their laptops on the fly, and unless you don't have a convenient electrical outlet, you can do this simple little trick to as much as double your laptop battery life. Simply, take the battery out (when not required for long periods of time) and keep it in a cool place, or in the refrigerator. Heat is the most damaging thing to things like electronic circuits and components, and by keeping your battery cool, you're extending it's serviceable life. Some say to let it run down to a 40% level, then take it out. Since lithiums don't have a memory, that won't hurt it. The ideal is to have some charge to keep the chemicals active, but not to overcharge it unnecessarily. Oh, and be sure the battery doesn't freeze...and then crack or be damaged.

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Your running the alternator on borrowed time as its a matter of time before the battery dies and needs replacement along with the old alternator. The light is indicating something wrong with the electrical system. A simple test at your favorite auto store capable of checking the battery/alternator system will reveal what's wrong or you can perform some simple measurements of battery voltage to determine the issues - the alternator is due for replacement and possibly the battery if it was allowed to operate with the battery light going on and off for a long time otherwise the alternator is on its last legs unless you can find loose connections on the alternator.

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