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A fully charged Toshiba Satellite M305D-4831 has a nasty tendency of running the battery down when it is put to sleep and hibernation. It is worse when in sleep, as I lose nearly half of the charge in about two hours between charging and arriving at my office. When in Hibernation the loss of charge is much lower, but worse than my old Dell Inspiron 6400 on sleep.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    My laptop is less than a month old. I fully charged and depleted the battery twice out of the box to condition the battery. The battery itself is on the small side, and is rated as a 4 cell unit.

    One thing I notice is that the laptop tends to be warm when I pull it out of the neoprene sleeve - leading me to suspect that it may be coming out of sleep mode in transit.

    The laptop powers up and the CPU cooling fan kicks in right from the get go, which is something I have not witnessed with Intel powered units. I wonder if there is something inherently less efficient about Turion powered laptops.


  • Bill Kindle May 11, 2010

    How old is this laptop and have you changed any power management settings?

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If you go to control panel + power settings you can configure and adjust how your power gets distributed when in sleep mode etc. This may not totally fix your issue as it will alleviate the loss of power. I would first see what type of life the battery is supposed to have and if you are not satisfied your best bet is to replace the battery with a longer life. Goof luck and please let me know if you need any assistance with that.

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