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Acer Aspire 5040

Have an Acer Aspire 5040..I always have my plugged in..and when I take it off, i only have like 15 minutes and then my laptop needs to be plugged again.. any reason why? and how to change that? are there any ways to get more time?

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With laptop's that lack smart battery technology, If you dont excersize your cells you lose their capacity. Smart Battery Tech. forces the cells to discharge their energy on their own after being hot for so long they just cut off the power being supplied to them and discharge back down to less then 10% charge, then they recharge.
Think of it this way, what happens if you dont excersize, you let yourself get fat and lazy. Chances are good you will die quicker then the guy that does. Same goes for the cells of the battery.

  1. Also please note If the battery is the one that came originally with the system, they never have a long lasting capacity to start off with unless of course you pay for the longer life battery you tend to get maybe an hour and a half. Also if you are covered under the warranty period still most manufacturers allw you at least 1 battery replacement. Hope all that helps you!

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You did not excersize your cells so they died. When you get a new battery remember to either leave it plugged in for only an hour or two to charge and then unplug it. You fried your brain cells dude!

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Your battery has gone bad. You just need to purchase another battery. When you get it in, charge it completely first and you'll find that you'll have your original time left.

It can be purchased here.

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