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Battery setting There a setting to have the battery/AC power on either: home/office desk; portable/laptop;presentation; always on; minimal power management and max battery. Was is the best setting? I just got my laptop in December and my battery isnt holding charge.

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The optimal power settings for any user differs due to how the laptop is used. The home/office and always on settings can be used when AC power is attached to the computer since it is not drawing power from the battery. If you are frequently using the laptop on battery power, you should be using the portable/laptop or max battery settings to allow the computer to run longer on a single charge. You can also customize the settings for these power modes or create your own custom power mode to control how long the computer needs to be idle before it starts shifting devices into a reduced-power mode.

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Aspice 4580 low batry shutdown

Depending on which Windows OS you are using, do the following;

1.) Click on Start menu, right click on Control Panel and select Power Options. Choose the power option that allows the computer to remain ON when the battery is charging. The 'Home/Office Desk' scheme is one using AC power while the battery is charging.

Be sure the battery is snapped into the proper place on your computer and does not have visible damage. Although your post is under PC Desktop, I decided to give you instructions for a laptop. If your problem is a CMOS battery there would be different steps to follow. Please let me know how well I helped you by leaving a comment. Thanks,


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How to Maintain and Extend the Life of Laptop Batteries

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 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.

Reduce resolution

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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Hi i have hp 6735s laptop & i it's battery was very good but in last couple days it began to shut down after i plug off the power by 2 or 3 minutes without showing any message to notify me &...

NO OS stated ?Operating system" we cant never ever guess that.
remove the battery , test the PC with no battery?
does it run perfectly now ? yes/no.
if yes and not with battery then the battery is bad or not charged.
this is step 1. of a long process.... PCs are complex
I can not understand your post at all. (cept its power issue)
the full PCs model was not stated,
Is this LT mobile? or always on a desk.
I cant just know how you use a laptop ever.
on desk or in an airplane or at STARBUCK's is 3 different usages.
on a desk? Ill answer, the others are vastly more complex !
DESK bound 110 LT:
  1. turn off sleep and hibernate modes (CP + power settings)
  2. turn on , the same page, "laptop power button turns off PC":
  3. make sure the your software is from HP at your HP support page, we are NOT HP. here.
  4. keep the battery out, of the pc, charge it and park it so when need it not bad or dead. leave it out. run on AC power only.
  5. my wild guess is PC goes to sleep and sucks the battery dry as all do eventually or all do on weak /bad batteries. keep the AC power pack plugged in to wall power all the time. hint hint.
this PC is a very old COMPAQ
HP does not support this now, it's too old (why not upgrade)?
so to fix it , takes tedious steps.
my post above begins this process....

the one thing I cant unstand is this.
plug off? (what? is this)

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Battery totally exhausted. Direct power line is not working. Is there any relation between battery exhaustion and non-operation of direct power line? Whether installation of a new battery will solve the...

Step 1 - Disable the Windows Power Management
In Windows, right-click the Desktop and select Properties in the menu list. 2. Click the Screen Saver tab and then click the Power button. 3. Under Power schemes, select Always On in the drop down menu. 4. Under Settings for Always On power scheme, select Never in each of the drop down menus. 5. Click OK on the Power Options Properties window and then click OK on the Display Properties window.
Step 2 - Fully charge the battery
Connect the AC adapter to the notebook.
Charge the battery until the Windows battery meter is at 100%.
Step 3 - Fully discharge the battery
Remove the AC adapter. Keep the notebook on until the battery has completely drained and the notebook automatically turns off. Connect the AC adapter to the notebook. Keep the AC adapter connected to the notebook until the battery has completely charged.
Step 4 - Enable the Windows Power Management
In Windows, right-click the Desktop and select Properties in the menu list. Click the Screen Saver tab and then click the Power button. Under Power schemes, select Portable/Laptop in the drop down menu. Click OK on the Power Options Properties window and then click OK on the Display Properties window.

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My Dell C840 Latitude has a 1.8Ghz processer but when I checked system it says it's only running 789 Mhz. Is my processer going bad?

Go Into Control Panel, select Power Options, and change Power Scheme from Laptop/Laptop to Home/Office Desk. Make sure you have AC Adapter plugged in and your should now be using all of CPU. Check System icon from Control Panel to confirm. CPU usage may show as less when laptop is booted from battery power only.

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Toshiba Satellite A35 S159 AC PROBLEM Can a laptop run just on the ac without the battery? I just watched a video on youtube and the guy said if you want to save your battery you can take it out and run on...

Yet you need to set up what is called a hardware profile so that you can use the Laptop on either AC power only or on AC Power and Battery. Although it is normally used for docking it can still be used for the battery.

One profile for the office where the laptop is docked and the network adapter enabled, and a second profile can be created for use when you are working away from the office that disables the network adapter but enables the modem.

To set up hardware profiles in XP, complete the following steps:

  1. On the desktop, right click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. From the Hardware tab, click the Hardware Profile button.
  3. Under the list of available hardware profile, select Docked Profile or Undocked Profile and click Copy.
  4. Type in a new name for the profile and Click OK.
  5. Select the new profile and click Properties. Select the check box beside This is a portable computer. Select the docking state for the profile. Click the option to Always include this profile when Windows starts. Click OK.
  6. You can now use Device Manager to enable and disable devices for a hardware profile.

Some people do say that if you totally discharge a rechargeable battery and then fully recharge it you will get a greater AmpHour from it but this will be negligible as all batteries have a standard number of Amps that it will deliver built into it, it may fall with age. Although rechargeable batteries don't just fail like normal dry cells they tend to fail over a period of time and fool us a bit.


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Message to change battery or connect AC

this means that your battery has very little remaining power. If you just charged the battery it means your battery is going bad. Replace the battery.

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hi, try removing the batt press and hold the power down for 1 minute, dont replace battery yet, plug in charger, boot up then shut down. replace battery and boot.
if this fails you could also try changing your power settings in control panel. change to minimal power managment.
remove the adapter while laptop is on and allow to completly drain(untill it switches off)
then try reboot.

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I would call the manufacturer. Depending on your battery and what you do on it, that may be all of the time you get out of your battery. I have a small laptop and even on a full charge, I can only get like 2-3 hours of use.

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