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LAPTOP BATTERY LIFE

Upon every charge and discharge cycle, the charge holding capacity of the batteries decreases and ultimitately battery worns out and needs replacement. To enhance the battery life, it is recommended to run the laptop on AC power adaptor (if it is available) and in case of AC inavailability, dont drain the battery completely. Use the laptop on battery only when extremely necessary.

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battery not holding charge


If the rechargeable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. Rechargeable batteries will fail if stored in a discharged state for long periods.

Jan 26, 2013 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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will not hold charge


If the rechargeable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. Rechargeable batteries will fail if stored in a discharged state for long periods.

Nov 02, 2012 | Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Digital Camera

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my laptop battery says consider replacing the battery


Hi,
Windows 7 on laptops continuously monitors the charge holding capacity of the battery and starts warning well before time (when the charge holding capacity of the battery decreases below 40%). The battery may still capable of holding charge and will give good back-up, which means you don't have to replace it (not at least now). However, you may replace it when the back-up time would decrease considerably.
If the battery is still providing backup, you can turn off the message by clicking the notification icon and turning off the notification (un-check) as shown below: -
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You may like to refer to Article from Microsoft for further details
Please note that upon every charge and discharge the charge holding capacity of the batteries decreases and ultimately battery becomes dead and needs to be replaced. To enhance the battery life, it is recommended to run the laptop on AC power adapter (if it is available) and in case of AC unavailability, don't drain the battery completely. Use the laptop on battery power only when extremely necessary.
About buying a new battery, I would suggest that the battery may be bought from authorized dealer of the manufacturer or any computer store but most importantly, I suggest that you buy a new genuine battery (not any replacement), as genuine battery would last longer and serve you best.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

Jul 08, 2011 | Samsung Computers & Internet

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my battery kept telling me: consider replacing your battery. What does it mean? But she's continous charging and it work even if it unplugged.


Hi,
I think you have Windows 7 on you laptop. The Operating System continously monitors the charge holding capacity and starts warning well before time. The battery is still capable of holding charge and will give back-up and you dont have to replace it now. However, you may replace it when the back-up time would decrease considerably. Please not that upon every charge and discharge the charge holding capacity of the batteries decreases and ultimitately battery worns out and needs replacement. To enhance the battery life, it is recommended to run the laptop on AC power adaptor (if it is available) and in case of AC inavailability, dont drain the battery completely. Use the laptop on battery on battery only when extremely necessary.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Good Luck!
Dont forget to appreciate the solution and convey feedback if I could have been of any help!
CreativeTECH

Jan 17, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4730-4947 Notebook

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how long does battery last


It depends upon the Amp/Hr rating and the age of the battery.
If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, until they won't charge up at all.
If the battery appears to be fully or nearly fully charged and you remove the power adapter and if discharges to flat in a short time then the battery is worn out and needs to be replaced.

Dec 29, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3050-1733 Notebook

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