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How to Tweek a Toshiba satellite A505D S6968 notebook to save battery power to last longer before recharging

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Only way is through the power settings in the control panel.

A few handy tricks are:

disable the wireless antenna when you are not using it (the device uses power while it continuously scans for networks)

dim the monitor as much as you can

remove cd's from the drive when you are not using it,

remove any SD cards or USB thumb drives when not in use

Hope this helps. Aside from all of this I recommend picking up a backup battery that can be swaped when your current one goes dead. In essence it doubles your use time.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Pretty limited possibilities- Go to the Power Options folder in your Control Panel; you'll find some settings there that can prolong battery life but they are mostly of a kind that disables your use.
If the ambient light conditions allow it, you can set screen brightness (contrast won't make any difference to power usage) to a lower point. This will help some since the inverter for the LCD backlight does require power even if the hard drive and CPU are at an idle or off.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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