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by Seriy.kot / July 17, 2008 2:35 AM PDT

i having a serious problem with the life of my battery it use to last about 2-2.5 hrs w/o having to charge no it might last 15mins w/o it running totally low
ive tried to go in have the battery relearn under i believe the bios setting but it didnt do anything
last time i did this it was about 1300 now when i did it
it was about 250

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What Battery? Which Computer?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 2:44 AM PDT
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How old is the battery? On our laptop computers, if the battery maintains itself for a couple of years, then we count ourselves lucky.. Anything longer than that, the charge status reduces quickly during normal operations. You may need a new one.

Another note: If you aren't already, be sure to reduce the screen brightness during battery operation.. The screen brightness uses a fair amount of power.. Also, make sure you don't have any programs running that might be drawing down the power.. Don't keep a CD/DVD in the drive unless you're using it.. ETC.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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In my experience
by Sovereign Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 4:45 AM PDT
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