Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Laptop battery is one important component that must be considered in use. Many laptop users admitted the batteries drop and not durable when the laptop is still fairly young age.
How to treat the batteries to make it more durable and can be used much longer? Learn some tips that are mixed following.
Set the battery power
In Windows there is such thing features power options. Through this feature you can adjust the power consumption of a laptop. The trick is very easy. Click the Start button, then open Control Panel and then double-click Power Options icon. Will appear a dialog box with a Power Option Properties. Then select the Power Schemes tab. On the drop down menu will have six options, namely Home / Office Desk, Portable / Laptop, Presentation, Always On, Minimal Power Management, and Max Battery.
Try click on one of six choices. Setting the turn of the monitor, hard disks, System standby, or System hibernates time will vary, depending on the option you choose.
If you want a more durable battery, you should choose 'Max Battery'. This option will save battery usage because it only requires a minimum processor speed such as to read the documents or check e-mail. Max Battery will affect the speed of the laptop in the sense of a laptop's performance will decrease.
Do not let any device 'parking' on the laptop when not in use
Often, allowing laptop users have the device plugged in the laptop - whether it's cable digital cameras, USB memory stick, PC Card - though such devices are not used anymore. Make sure the appliance is unplugged from the laptop when not in use because it will drain battery power.
Notice the use and recharging of the batteries
Do not half-hearted when to recharge the battery. Charge up to full 100 percent. If the battery is running low, the rechargeable battery back up to full but do not wait until the battery is completely empty. This will make the battery capacity to work well.
To note again, remove the battery from the laptop if you do not use the laptop for a long time. Would be better if the laptop plugged directly into the adapter if you will work in a long time.
Reduce the brightness
Webuser.co.uk launch that the LCD will eat battery power. Therefore you are advised to reduce the brightness of a laptop as minimum as possible but still comfortable to the eye.
Use the Screen Savers 'Blank'
Screen saver is turns out to drain the battery. Therefore, use a screen saver 'Blank'. The trick, right click on Desktop and select Properties. It would appear the Display Properties dialog box, then select the Screen Saver tab. On the drop down menu there are a lot of screen saver options, including FlowerBox 3D, 3D Flying Objects, 3D Text, Blanks, Marquee and so forth. You are advised to choose 'Blank' and set the time waiting (Wait time) up to 2 minutes and then click OK. This step will make the battery more efficient.
Another way to make the battery last longer is to reduce the screen resolution and number of colors used in laptops. To reduce it, you can right click on the Windows Desktop and select Properties. In the Display Properties dialog box select the Settings tab. Then set the resolution slider by pulling it to the left to reduce the resolution. Then in the drop down menu select the color quality (color quality) is lower, and then click OK.
Turn off Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi certainly participate actively consuming the battery consumption. If it does not intend to take advantage of wireless access, or to the Internet, make sure the Wi-Fi in the dead so that batteries last longer.
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Jun 21, 2013 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
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