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How to prolong the life span of your laptop battery

Instructional steps

  1. 1Use the laptop on a hard surface. This allows proper air circulation and prevents overheating. Avoid using the laptop in temperatures over 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. 2Remove the battery when using AC power. Once the battery is fully charged, there is no need to keep it plugged in. Residual charge drains the battery slowly, so when the battery isn't needed, take it out of the laptop and store it in a cool, safe place.
  3. 3Allow the battery to drain completely before recharging. This allows you to take advantage of the limited number of charge cycles the battery contains.
  4. 4Limit the amount of applications, programs and external devices used on the laptop at one time. Close anything that doesn't need to run. Multitasking causes the processor to run too hard, producing higher heat inside the laptop and draining the battery power.
  5. 5Use your laptop's power control program to automatically save power. Reduce the backlight on your laptop when it runs on battery power. Set the standby and hibernate modes for when you take breaks from working on the laptop.
  6. 6Store your laptop battery in a cool place. Avoid heat above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, direct sunlight and extreme cold.
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How to stop overheating of laptop?


Always place laptop on a hard surface/tabletop, never on a bed or soft ssurface. Air circulation of bottom of laptop is necessary for proper cooling.

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Your computer is overheating.
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Sounds like it is overheating and then shutting down. Is the laptop on a hard surface or a lap or blanket? You need to have air circulation.

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Best Practices To Avoid Notebook Overheating
To avoid chances of laptop overheating, please follow these practices:
Clean the ventilation openings of your laptop at regular intervals with compressed air.
Always place your laptop on a flat, hard surface like a table etc. Don't place your laptop on blankets or other soft surfaces that can block the fans and air vents on the bottom of the laptop.
Never put the laptop in a restricted space where heat can build up and cause issues.
Install monitoring applications on the laptop that enables you to track the temperatures of processors, hard drives and other system components.
Regulate and optimize the power settings suitably so that the heat generating parts – such as the LCD and storage disc drives – power down if they are not used for a period of time.
If find necessary, you should use a laptop cooling device or a stand for raising your laptop to minimize the chances of heating.
If you are facing overheating issues and the laptop is currently covered under warranty from the manufacturer, report the problems so that the issue can be resolved.

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