battery. My camcorder battery says the same, 100% and x amount left, but I get maybe 15 straight minutes out of it. They do go bad and many times it depends on the battery, if the instructions say to make sure battery is almost drained before recharging, etc...you had better do so or it develops a memory which will say full charge but drain from the charging point. Possible the charger isn't working right either but just my honest opinion, I would look for another battery. Can you take it in and have them test it?
My brother's got a Gateway laptop, with a model number of 7326GZ. When it was new, we could get a couple of hours (IIRC) out of a fully charged battery. But for quite a while now, when we run it on a "fully" charged battery, the power icon shows that it only has about 30 minutes left (AND it says the battery's charged to 100%). And after about 30 minutes, it will lose power and shut off. When it was newer, this power icon would say "x" number of hours (if I remember correctly, it was always about 2 hours or so) left with a 100% charge.
I've tried recalibrating the battery, but that hasn't changed anything.
So, we're wondering what the problem is. Is the battery bad? Do we need a new one? Or am I just not calibrating it correctly? If any more info is needed, just let me know.
Here's the directions I followed on recalibrating the battery:
We'd really appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.