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Laptop Battery Problem......

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by abhi007, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. abhi007

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    So i have this ASUS lappy that i have been using for more than 1 year, purchased this in the year 2012 month of March and now its like August, my use is alteast 6-7 hours daily sometimes more but today i get a message when i hover to the battery thing saying consider replacing your battery, now i have also searched for this on the net and i have found mixed reviews from people saying its a BIOS problem in windows 7 blah blah while some saying you need to replace a battery...

    has anyone faced a similar problem if so what did you do?
     
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    I had a similar problem with my HP laptop. It shuts down in 10 minutes if power is unplugged.
    I replaced the battery and it works great now and I would advise you to do the same.
     
  3. lakim0

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    Bios ?! haha :D

    Change the battery man, it should be OK than.
     
  4. Black.Star

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    Thats what I got for running it over 10 hours a day everyday I guess.

    If you notice a heavy drop in the battery time and you need to use your laptop a lot without a plug you should consider replacing the battery...
    Your laptop won´t blow up or anything.
     
  5. TheArticleMan

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    Here is what I've learnt if you are an IM'er:

    If you have your laptop on for hours/days DON'T have it on constant charging - let the battery drain and charge when low.

    If you have your charger always in it WILL RUIN the battery - end of. You will need to replace it for peak performance.

    If you need to have your laptop on overnight/for long periods of time then take out the battery and put in charge - this will keep your power without damaging your battery.

    Cheers.

    Note this is all from personal experience and numerous laptop battery related problems.
     
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  6. ShadeDream

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    All laptop batteries are like this. You will need to replace it with a new one which sucks because it won't be cheap.

    The manuals that came / should come with your laptop should have this information.

    Most modern laptops are meant to stop charging at roughly 98% or something along those lines and if the battery is above 95% some won't usually charge, so you'll see a message "plugged in, not charging".
     
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  7. Narwhalz

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    You're killing your battery's capacity by having it plugged in while your battery is on 100%.
    It tells you to replace because you've reached the limit where you have drop the battery's life down to nothing, so it doesn't work anymore.

    Same shiz with my MSI Laptop, i'm on a dell now.
    Even my mates had similar problems, and that's only because of that.

    For a new 9-cell battery to my laptop costs around 100 bucks.
    As soon as i sell this one, i'm going to buy an extreme one.
    Love Gaming laptops.
     
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  8. Duffers5000

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    Keeping it plugged in all day is what kills batterys. Theres usually generic chinese batteries on ebay for £30
     
  9. Numbuh362

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    just buy a new one, oem is $60 after market is like $20 and works just as well you're only sacrificing a warranty.
     
  10. Blackrider1

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    My friend had a similar problem. I will ask him how he was managed to solve it.
     
  11. HerpDerpSlerp

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    remove the battery and power supply. Hold in the power button for 8 seconds. Put the battery back in and it should be fixed.
     
  12. Invoker

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    a flawed battery is extremely bad to use. it can affect everything and even phuck up the motherboard. remove it and use the laptop with charger only until you get a new one.
     
  13. Nigel Farage

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    Both of these are correct. Everyone else in the thread is wrong, lol.

    Batteries have a "memory".

    Let's say that when you buy your battery brand new, it has 100% power. If your use/charge cycle only causes the battery to drop to 90%, then 100%, then 90%, then 100%, eventually your battery "learns" that 90% is ZERO, and you've reduced your batteries capacity to 10% of what it was when it was new.

    The best thing to do with batteries in order to preserve their life as long as possible, is to run them down as low as you can stand (I would say less than 10%, maybe even less than 5%), and then plug them in for a full recharge. Doing this will preserve the life of your battery.

    I expect KVMCable will be along shortly, and confirm everything I have said here as being true, and also how he agrees with all of my other opinions, as well.

    ;)
     
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    I used to think you were a moron, now I'm sure.

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  15. Nigel Farage

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    What makes you think the OP has a lithium/ion battery? Did you research that particular laptop model?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_effect
     
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    I'm 100% sure the OP has a lithium ion battery.

    On the other hand, like I said, information about batteries usually come in manuals, most people don't bother to look.

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    http://support.asus.com/repair.aspx?no=604&Slanguage=en
     
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  17. abhi007

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    yes it is Lithium ion battery that my lappy uses :)
     
  18. kvmcable

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    A lot of nonsense in this thread. Most laptop computers today use Li-Ion batteries. They have no memory effect. They are dying from the day they're built (investigate the build date, not the date you purchased the laptop). They have a limited discharge/recharge rate which means every time you discharge the battery and recharge it you've taken it one more step towards the trash bin. Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time doesn't kill a battery. Running a laptop on the charger without a battery or a completely dead battery WILL kill the charger (they are not made to absorb the constant power surges they're hammered with when a battery is removed or dead).

    To the OP if you investigate your battery date code and find the battery is truly only 18 mos old then you've been discharging and recharging the laptop what typically takes a normal user 3 years to accomplish. It's not uncommon to see 3 year "normal use" batteries to fail in 18 months by heavy users.

    A bit more on laptop charging.

    Never let the charger hang from the jack (well unless you like keeping your local computer shop happy).

    Never force the charger plug into the jack, smash the plug against the wall or other objects while plugged in.

    If the laptop is 18 months old it's probably ready for the heat sink and fan to be cleaned out. Turn it on and hold the exhaust vent near your lips to feel if air is flowing out at a good rate. Don't laugh, your lip is much more sensitive to air flow than your fingers or hands. If the air flow is low or the laptop is running very hot then get it apart and clean it. Make sure to put new compound on the CPU when you reassemble.

    Clean your damn screen already! My God the shit people bring in (80% of them) is disgusting. Most look like someone has been fappiing on the screens for weeks. Before our techs work on anything the store clerks must clean the laptops. What the hell does a bottle of Windex and roll of paper towels cost?

    Good luck but yeah you need to replace the battery. Shop for a higher mAh in the same size package is always a good idea when replacing the battery.

    HTH
     
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  19. Nigel Farage

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    Well I read the wikipedia article (from the link that I posted), and learned something here. Turns out, this "battery memory" issue is not nearly as common as people think. Not one bit ashamed or embarrassed, either. Learned something. Been a good day so far.
     
  20. myfault

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    I also faced this similar issue and i bought the duplicate battery which is half of the price from the original cost. Don't need to charge continously until its shows you have to plugged in again for charging. When 99% charge complete unplug it and wait till 13% and recharge it again. This will you can save your battery life for the long time.