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charge/discharge laptop

by avjam / July 17, 2007 1:58 AM PDT

is there any utility/software that can charge/discharge a laptop battery?? thanx

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Look for your laptop's BATTERY CALIBRATION FEATURE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 2:17 AM PDT

That will do it. However this never fixes a bum battery. In fact if you have a bum battery said battery can fry the charging circuits. I've seen people futz and fume over a many year old battery to the point they have fried the circuit on the mainboard and instead of the (now cheap) battery they are paying for a new mainboard and a battery.

Bob

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thanx
by avjam / July 17, 2007 2:50 AM PDT

can u tell me how to do the BATTERY CALIBRATION FEATURE on the inspiron 4100?

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Just a link and note.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 2:59 AM PDT
In reply to: thanx
http://www.west-wind.com/WebLog/posts/365.aspx

For current models it appears to recal when you pull the battery out and wait a while. Again you won't fix a battery this way. Is it old, past it's 500 charges prime?

Tell the story since I'd hate to see you roast your laptop.

Bob
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never counted
by avjam / July 17, 2007 5:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a link and note.

had it about 2 years now

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That's well past the expected lifespan of ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 6:28 AM PDT
In reply to: never counted

Most batteries. You haven't revealed much as to why to do this. All I can hope is the recal helps but it can be dangerous to circuits if it's a dead battery.

Bob

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